PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner

What is PRINCE2® Project Management?

PRINCE2® is the world's most practised method for Project Management, with over one million certified professionals across 150 countries worldwide. Developed by leading best practice solutions provider AXELOS, it offers a practical, flexible and scalable methodology to help manage any project, regardless of size or type.

The PRINCE2® (6th Edition) methodology is a made up of seven core Principles, Themes and Processes. The Principles represent the 'why', the Themes represent the 'what', and the Processes represent the 'how' of project management – and together they provide a clear path to project management success.

PRINCE2® has two levels – PRINCE2® Foundation and PRINCE2® Practitioner, which are both included in this qualification.

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  • Exams: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
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What are the benefits of a PRINCE2® qualification?

PRINCE2® Project Management courses are beneficial to individuals as well as to organisations. The qualifications will help you and your organisation to run more effectively and have your projects delivered more efficiently.

Benefits to an individual

The PRINCE2® project management methodology is the UK’s de-facto standard for project management and is recognised and practised the world over. PRINCE2® covers the management, control and organisation of any projects you are working on and as such, a PRINCE2® qualification not only boosts your confidence and skills when managing projects, it will also greatly improve your overall career prospects and employability. Today, PRINCE2® is a prerequisite for many Project Management roles, especially at Project Manager level.

Benefits to an organisation

Most organisations that implement PRINCE2® also encourage their employees to be trained and qualified in PRINCE2®, as it helps to facilitate the successful implementation and adoption of the PRINCE2 methodology into the organisation. PRINCE2® training ensures everyone working on a project within the organisation uses a common language, has a clear understanding of the defined processes, controls, roles and responsibilities and uses a consistent approach required to facilitate successful projects, every time.

Who is the PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner course suitable for?

This package includes both the PRINCE2® Foundation and PRINCE2® Practitioner course materials and as such, is suitable for complete project management beginners looking to progress to Practitioner level.

We recommend taking this PRINCE2® qualification if you’re looking to gain first-class project management skills, improve your employment prospects and build a career in project management. 

Practitioners currently holding the PRINCE2® 6th Edition certificate are not required to take the updated 2017 exams but are recommended to familiarise themselves with the new course material.

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To start studying PRINCE2® Foundation level, it helps to have some general understanding of project management. That said, there are no formal prerequisites.

To enrol onto the PRINCE2® Practitioner level qualification, you will need to have passed one of the following:

  •    PRINCE2® Foundation (5th Edition or 6th Edition)
  •    Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  •    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
  •    IPMA Level A®, B, C, or D

Differences between the Foundation and Practitioner levels

The PRINCE2® Foundation course will help you learn and understand the PRINCE2® principles and terminology, training you to become an informed member of any project management team.

The PRINCE2® Practitioner course will teach you how to apply PRINCE2® to the organising, running and managing of a project. At this level, you will have an excellent knowledge of the relationships between the PRINCE2® principles and products.

PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management

  •    Learn the key concepts relating to projects in general and PRINCE2®
  •    Discover how PRINCE2® principles underpin the PRINCE2® method
  •    Understand key PRINCE2® themes and how they are applied at different stages of a project
  •    Learn the PRINCE2® processes and how they are carried out during a project

PRINCE2® Practitioner Certificate in Project Management

  •    Apply PRINCE2® principle correctly in context
  •    Apply and tailor the relevant aspects of PRINCE2® themes correctly in context
  •    Apply and tailor the relevant aspects of PRINCE2® processes correctly in context

Why choose e-Careers to study PRINCE2®

  •    We have dovetailed our eLearning course materials with the official PRINCE2® manual, making it the best course for PRINCE2® on the market!
  •    We have trained over 575,000 delegates
  •    Study at your own pace, where and when it suits you
  •    We offer Interest-Free Payment Plans
  •    Exceptional Pass Rates

Career Opportunities with PRINCE2® Foundation

After you have completed your PRINCE2® Foundation qualification you can confidently work in entry-level Project Management job roles, such as:

  •    Project Administrator - £23k
  •    Project Analyst - £26.5k
  •    Project Support - £29.5k
  •    Junior Project Manager - £31.5k

Career Opportunities with PRINCE2® Practitioner

Once you have completed your PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification you can start working in more senior job roles, including:

  •    Project Analyst - £32k
  •    Project Controller - £33.5k
  •    Junior Business Analyst - £38.5k
  •    Project Manager - £62.5k

(Source - CW Jobs)

PRINCE2® Foundation Level syllabus (6th Edition)

Discover the key concepts relating to projects and understand the PRINCE2® Principles, including continued business justification, learn from experience, defined roles and responsibilities, manage by stages, manage by exception, focus on products, and tailor to suit the product.

Learn all the PRINCE2® themes: Business Case, Organisation, Quality, Plans, Risk, Change and Progress, and understand how these themes can be applied throughout the project.

Understand how to follow the project lifecycle from start to finish with the seven PRINCE2® Processes: starting a project, directing a project, initiating a project, controlling a stage, managing product delivery, managing stage boundaries and closing a project.

PRINCE2® Practitioner Level syllabus (6th Edition)

Advance your understanding of the PRINCE2® methodology to Practitioner level and learn how to apply the seven PRINCE2® Principles within your project. 

Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the seven PRINCE2® Themes in context.

Study the seven PRINCE2® Processes and learn how to apply and tailor them in context.

Official PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner exams (6th Edition)

To gain PRINCE2® certification, you are required to take two exams - one closed-book and one open-book.

PRINCE2® Foundation Exam (6th Edition)

Aim: To measure whether you can act as an informed member of a project management team, using PRINCE2® methodology throughout a project environment.

Examination format

  •    60-minute exam duration
  •    60 questions
  •    Closed book
  •    33/60 required to pass = 55% pass mark

PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam (6th Edition)

Aim: To measure whether you can apply the PRINCE2® methodology to run and manage a non-complex project within a project environment.

Examination format

  •    150-minute exam duration
  •    68 questions
  •    38/68 required to pass = 55% pass mark
  •    Open book exam (official PRINCE2® manual only)

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