By : Rajni kumari
Choosing a course to improve your career can be very overwhelming, there are a lot of courses out there but do they really improve your job prospects?
The majority of training providers promote PRINCE2 courses as the most popular but why? PRINCE2 has grown to become the industry standard worldwide and is used by thousands of organisations. The project management certification is now included in most job descriptions as a recommendation and this is why training providers promote this. As PRINCE2 is such high demand these days, here is some information about what you will be applying for:
What is PRINCE2?
PRINCE2® dates back to the 1970’s where it was originally called PROMPT II. Simpact Systems Ltd. This methodology was split into seven different stages. Later, in the 1980's, the framework was updated and renamed PRINCE®. The UK government heavily updated it. One of the main areas of improvement was the course structure. In 1996, it was again updated and renamed PRINCE2®. They reviewed the original framework and decided some components were removed. The latest version of the framework was released in 2009, which was more user-friendly than its predecessor was.
What PRINCE2 courses can I take?
This PRINCE2® combines both the Foundation and practitioner courses, which allows you to become a fully qualified project manager in PRINCE2®. This course has no formal prerequisites; all you need is to have an interest in project management. Also, you are required to take 2 exams, one for the foundation course and one for the practitioner course. The foundation course takes place over the first three days and the last 2 days you will take the practitioner segment of the qualification.
This course will give any business individual an interest in project management an introduction into the methodologies of PRINCE2®. The course takes place over three days assuming you choose a classroom-based method to deliver the course. There are no formal requirements to attend this course. The exam you are required to take is multiple choice and consists of 75 questions.
This practitioner course requires you to already have completed the Foundation qualification and allows you to build on your knowledge of PRINCE2® methodologies. The course takes place over 2 days and on the final day; you will be required to take an exam to test what you have learnt during the course.
How can I learn PRINCE2?
We show a wide range of methods to suit a range of needs which includes classroom, online and onsite.
Our most popular method is classroom training as the course is delivered through a range of state of the art location located around the country. Also, our instructors are highly experienced in teaching and implementing their respected frameworks so this gives you the confidence you need to pass the course.
PRINCE2® Online training allows busy business individuals who don’t have time to attend a course full time, to take the course from the comfort of their own home. The course content is delivered through an online portal, which you are given access to once you have purchased the course. It has been proven that online training has a better retention rate compared to other training methods. This is because online training is more interactive, which promote better memory.
Onsite training is highly suited to organisations as the course takes place in the working environment. This course is still delivered through our highly experienced instructors and they will allow you to ask any questions you might have along the way.