Course Introduction

The popular PRINCE2®Training Foundation course is a project-based method for managers which was created by the UK government. Originating from the CCTA (the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency) in 1989 as the project management methodology, PRINCE2® (Projects IN Controlled Environments) was created in 1996 as the second version of this methodology.

PRINCE2® is a globally recognised qualification which specialises in providing high-quality project management training in the UK and around the world. The PRINCE2® Foundation certificate has been designed originally as a management method for Government IT projects, the globally recognised project management course has become a standard for thousands of businesses which are used by many companies and governments for a range of successful controlled projects. If you are seeking a career in project management then PRINCE2® Foundation training is the perfect stepping stone to your new career.


PRINCE2® Foundation Overview

The PRINCE2® Foundation course is hugely acknowledged on a global scale and is in high demand as the techniques have been proven to deliver highly successful projects. Delivering effective project management is the most important objective of this course and awards you with a valuable set of skills that many employers and businesses look for when employing project managers. The PRINCE2® Foundation course will teach you the most important aspects of project management, including the organisation, high control of tasks and leadership. These are all topics covered over the 3-day course that is PRINCE2® Foundation. The training course should help you how to learn the fundamental methods of PRINCE2® and how to apply them in all controlled environments making this a highly valuable training course.

All of the techniques taught in the PRINCE2® Foundation course will provide you with opportunities to develop their job roles within a business and expand their skills and responsibilities within any project. In gaining the PRINCE2® Foundation certificate you will then be eligible to go forward to complete the more advanced practitioner qualification. You will only become fully PRINCE2® qualified once you have completed the PRINCE2® Foundation course and the advanced practitioner course. 




What's Included

Find out what's included in the training programme.

Course Content

This is a 3-day course which provides you with the training needed to pass the PRINCE2® Foundation exam on your first go, based on the new PRINCE2® 2017 syllabus. PRINCE2® Foundation introduces the basics of PRINCE2 including its key terminology and principles. The PRINCE2® Foundation course is directed at project managers and those wishing to break into project management. It is also suitable for other key members involved in the design, development and transfer of projects.

The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to prove that a delegate has enough information and understanding of the PRINCE2® methodologies to be able to work well in a project management team. The PRINCE2® certification will enable you to participate in the PRINCE2® Practitioner course if you wish to do so.


What happens after PRINCE2® Foundation?

After you have successfully passed the PRINCE2® Foundation exam, you will receive your PRINCE2® Foundation certificate and you will be eligible to take the more advanced PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification. Remember that you can only be fully PRINCE2® qualified once you have completed both the Foundation & Practitioner exams. You can also be provided with the option to take both Foundation & Practitioner courses together which can be hugely beneficial and only lasts for 5-days. Please keep in mind that you have to pass the PRINCE2® Foundation exam before taking the upgraded practitioner course. Upon completion of both the PRINCE2® Foundation and PRINCE2® Practitioner exam, you will be fully PRINCE2® qualified!


PRINCE2® Foundation Exam


It is important to be aware that AXELOS, (the company responsible for developing and enhancing best practice techniques) have changed the PRINCE2® examinations due to the PRINCE2® 2017 update. Our trusted trainers at Datrix will support you through these changes but if you have any more questions about this, please contact us. 

The PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation exam is formatted like so:

  • Focuses on the fundamentals of the project management methodology
  • Multiple choice
  • Lasts for 1 hour
  • The pass mark is 55%
  • 60 questions
  • Takes place on the third and final day of the course at 3 pm.


PRINCE2® Training Options

Here at Datrix Training, we are able to provide the PRINCE2® Foundation course in a variety of ways. The classroom courses are very popular as you will have an experienced trainer to guide you throughout the training. The venues are also spectacular and you also have the chance to build relationships with other people. The online training option is a very flexible method when learning the fundamentals of PRINCE2®. With this option, you are able to learn in your own home without the hassle of travelling long distances. We also provide an onsite training option which is very popular for businesses who want a group of people trained at the same time. Our expert trainers will travel to your company and teach you the PRINCE2® 2017 methodologies which will help your employees create successful projects for your business.


PRINCE2® Foundation - Classroom 

PRINCE2® training in the classroom is the most popular type of training of the three training formats that Datrix Training has to offer. One major factor that makes this such a popular format is the personal interaction that candidates are provided with. Our trainers have over 10 years of experience in the PRINCE2® techniques and can offer you expert skills, advice and knowledge in thorough detail. Our trainers will support you with anything you need throughout the training so that you understand the full fundamentals of the PRINCE2® course.

Another factor that significantly increases the effectiveness of classroom training during the PRINCE2® Foundation certification, is that there are other candidates working beside you. This implies that there are people learning at the same pace as you and who can share and discuss ideas between each other. It is beneficial to be surrounded by like-minded people with a similar goal to you, whilst still being uncompetitive whilst doing your PRINCE2® Foundation course. Being surrounded by a variety of experienced and new managers means that you can work together to summarise the most effective methods and terminology that can make your project a success. Having other opinions helps you to enhance your skills such as working productively as a team and understanding your colleague’s thought processes throughout the project. All of this information is condensed into 3-days you allow you the chance to gain a PRINCE2® Foundation certificate in the quickest time possible and apply this to new controlled environments.


PRINCE2® Foundation - Online/E-Learning

Learning the PRINCE2® techniques online has many advantages. You can study the project management method in your own home and anywhere else that has the internet. The online courses last for 90-days from the purchase date. This gives you plenty of time to learn the foundation qualification and take the PRINCE2® exam with ease. The online courses are also cheaper than the classroom courses but you do lose that human interaction with a highly qualified PRINCE2® practitioner. Although there are many advantages to carrying out the PRINCE2® Foundation course online we do feel that it is more beneficial to participate in a classroom environment. This way you will have the support and guidance of a PRINCE2® instructor and like-minded individuals during your 3-day course. It can often be difficult to motivate yourself from home also, therefore it may take longer to gain your PRINCE2® Foundation certificate from home.


PRINCE2® Foundation - Onsite Learning

PRINCE2® Foundation onsite learning is a training option that is targeted for businesses who wish to train multiple people from their organisation at the same time. The idea of this method is that the trainer comes to your company and teaches your staff the course. This can be very beneficial to project managers who are already experienced and wish to train their staff. If your business is looking to develop multiple project managers at the same time, then PRINCE2® Foundation onsite learning is the perfect method to use. Our skilled PRINCE2® instructors can come to your workplace and train your up-and-coming project managers to the highest quality.


PRINCE2® Globally
Datrix Training delivers PRINCE2® Foundation training in over 50 venues on a global scale. This gives you the opportunity to learn the popular PRINCE2® Foundation training certificate in a nearby location so that you don’t have to travel long distances. Our state of the art venues have some of the most experienced PRINCE2® course instructors in the project management industry. Our PRINCE2® Practitioners at Datrix Training will help you with any questions you have so that you can pass the PRINCE2® Foundation exam. The PRINCE2® courses are the most popular training option if you wish to enhance your career in project management.

PRINCE2® Foundation London

This state of the art venue is packed with stunning views over-looking the River Thames and London Bridge. The venue has a cafeteria and shops near the area to reward yourself after the training. There have been inspirational leaders that have come from London - from Prime Ministers to Kings. Are you ready to become the next project manager to change the world? If so then a complete your PRINCE2® Foundation in London.

PRINCE2® Foundation Manchester

Our venue in Manchester is equipped with the latest equipment to enhance your skills to become a successful project manager. The historic city is very popular for those living in the north of England as they don’t have to travel very far to take the course. Enquire today with Datrix Training to find out more about PRINCE2® Foundation in Manchester!

PRINCE2® Foundation Birmingham

The latest training centre in Birmingham is starting to grow very popular with project managers to be, living in the Midlands. Our lead PRINCE2® Practitioners here are incredibly friendly and will make you feel like you are at home when the course starts. The staff are very welcoming and will help you from beginning to the end of the PRINCE2® Foundation certification.

PRINCE2® Foundation Bristol

Our iconic venue in Bristol is situated by the river over-looking the cultural city. The location is very convenient for clients living in the south-west of England as it takes less time to travel there then going to our London venue. Some incredibly famous leaders have had an influential bond with the city; if you are ready to become the next project manager then do so with PRINCE2® training!

PRINCE2® Foundation Leeds

Situated in the north of England is our venue in Leeds. Our clients who live in either Scotland or England prefer travelling to this location because of the lead PRINCE2® Practitioner who is based there. This PRINCE2® practitioner has a lot of experience and isn’t afraid to help you throughout the PRINCE2® training.

Datrix Training has many other modern venues nationwide, so if you wish to learn the PRINCE2® Foundation course in a location near you, please contact them on


The PRINCE2® Foundation course will include the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Projects and the PRINCE2® methodology
  • Principles of PRINCE2® Foundation
  • Business Case Theme
  • Organisation Theme
  • Quality Theme
  • Plans Theme
  • Risk Theme
  • Change Theme
  • Progress Theme
  • Starting up a Project Process
  • Directing a Project Process
  • Initiating a Project Process
  • Controlling a Stage Process
  • Managing Product Delivery Process
  • Managing a Stage Boundary Process
  • Closing a Project Process
  • Tailoring the PRINCE2® Foundation certification to the project environment
  • Considerations for Adoption.


If you would like to find out any more information about our high-quality PRINCE2® Foundation Training courses, please contact us on 0800 781 0626. You can also send us a quick message at  and our helpful staff will be able to contact you as soon as possible.


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What are the details of the exam?

The Foundation exam is a 75 question multiple-choice examination with a pass mark of 35 out of 75 (44.6%).

What are the pre requisites of the course?

The course has no pre-requisites to partake, although delegates must pass the Foundation Level Exam before being allowed to complete the Practitioner Exam.

What are the benefits of taking a PRINCE2® Course?

A PRINCE2® certification ensures formal recognition of responsibilities in a project. It provides your organisation with: 

  • A consistent and dependable approach
  • An organised and controlled start, middle and end to a project.
  • Ability to efficiently review a project based on a solid plan
  • Ensuring that a project continues to have a business justification throughout application

What does this course include?

  • The official ""Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2"" course manual
  • Pre-course material
  • PRINCE2® Foundation exam
  • Certificate
  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable instructor
  • Refreshments

What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?

All of our instructors at Datrix are accredited and have over ten years of experience worldwide.

What time shall I arrive at the venue?

Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am.

How can I find more information?

If you would like to know any more information about our courses, please contact us on 0800 781 0626 or send us an e-mail on