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PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments)

The world’s most widely adopted project management method, used by people and organizations from wide-ranging industries and sectors.

PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments)

What is PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2® stands for Projects in Controlled Environments. It is the world’s most widely used project management methodology which is used in projects in multiple industries and sectors. It is built on seven principles, themes and processes which make the PRINCE2® framework, and due to the flexibility of the method, it can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

PRINCE2® was developed by the UK government and is now in its second version. The original PRINCE® was established in April 1989 as a government variation to the PROMPT II methodology which became licensed by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) when they were looking for an IT project management method.

PRINCE2® Principles: Guiding requirements and good practices that determine whether the project is genuinely being managed using PRINCE2®.

PRINCE2® Themes: Describe aspects of project management that must be addressed throughout the project.

PRINCE2® Processes: Describe the steps of the project lifecycle.


PRINCE2® is the most widely recognised and practised project management methodology in the world. As a Project Manager, it is vital that you have a PRINCE2® certification in your skillset. The method can be applied in any project, no matter the size or scope, in any industry. It provides a common vocabulary for all those involved in a project, which helps effective communication through the project lifecycle.

Key Benefits of PRINCE2®

PRINCE2® qualifications offer many benefits, including:

Scalable and adaptable: PRINCE2® is a framework that can be tailored to any project environment, in any industry. It can also be scaled to meet the scope of projects both large and small.

Globally recognised: PRINCE2® is recognised in both private and public sectors across the world, with over 3 million professionals worldwide holding a PRINCE2® certification.

Career progression: PRINCE2® is an excellent foundation for a career in project management, it is compatible with all other project management qualifications at provides the technical structure of the framework for the project.

Opportunities with a PRINCE2® qualification

A PRINCE2® qualification is a globally recognised stamp of quality on any project management CV. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills for managing projects in any industry.

PRINCE2® qualification

Job Prospect

Salary Range

PRINCE2® Foundation

Project Support, Junior Project Manager, Project Administrator

£26k - £28.6k

PRINCE2® Practitioner

Project Manager, IT Project Manager, Business Analyst

£42k - £65k

PRINCE2® Foundation Classroom

Project Support, Junior Project Manager, Project Administrator

£26k - £28.6k

PRINCE2® Practitioner Classroom

Project Manager, IT Project Manager, Business Analyst

£42k - £65k

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