PRINCE2 Foundation



Course duration

3 Days

Certificate valid for

Never expires

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The PRINCE2 Foundation course is for project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: project board members (e.g. senior responsible owners), team managers (e.g. product delivery managers), project assurance (e.g. business change analysts), project support (e.g. project and programme office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

PRINCE2 Foundation Course Overview

The course is designed to provide delegates with a working understanding of the PRINCE2 structured project management method. It will enable them to use the method when working within a PRINCE2 project and to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation examination. The course equips delegates with the knowledge and understanding of the broad range of PRINCE2’s principles, key themes, processes and techniques. The aim during the course is to achieve an effective balance between exam success and the need for skills transfer.

Day 1:

  • Introduction to projects and project management
  • Structure of PRINCE2
  • Organization
  • Business Case
  • Starting up a Project

Day 2:

  • Initiating a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Plans
  • Risk

Day 3:

  • Progress
  • Change
  • Quality
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project
  • Tailoring PRINCE2
  • Foundation Examination and results

Entry Requirements

Delegates are required to undertake preliminary study using the Pre-Course Workbook. Further self-study is also expected during the evenings of each course day.

The course is assessed via a multiple-choice format examination: 

Foundation Level Exam

  • Tests you on the terminology and concepts of the PRINCE2 methodology
  • 60 questions
  • 1 hour
  • Pass mark = 55%
  • Closed book (no reference materials allowed)

Successful delegates will receive a PRINCE2 Foundation Electronic Certificate. Delegates will also be able to download Digital Badges, which they can use on social media sites (e.g. LinkedIn) to verify their qualification.

Delegates can also apply to join the Association for Project Management (APM) at varying levels. APM are the only chartered body for the project profession, with over 30,000+ individual members and 500+ corporate partnerships.

What's Included?

This course includes: 

  • Pre-course reading list
  • PRINCE2 official manual (excluding ELC funded candidates as per MOD rules)
  • Training from an approved PRINCE2 trainer
  • Exam preparation
  • Foundation exam
  • Detailed Foundation course notes
  • Sample exams