Course Introduction

PRINCE2® Training is a unique methodology that has been used by managers on a global scale. The PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner certification demonstrates high-level management, organisation, and control of a project. As a manager, knowing this technique means that you are in a team of thousands of other managers around the world who also utilise this method. With greater control over projects, you will be able to ensure they meet their objectives by carefully monitoring them every step of the way from initiation to completion. Find out more about our PRINCE2® Training courses below.


The PRINCE2® Foundation certification and Practitioner course is directed towards managers, management advisors or those with an interest in management. The course is also integral for other employees involved in strategising, constructing and distributing controlled projects, and those who have the ambition to obtain a greater awareness of the methodology, including:

  • Project Associates
  • Senior Accountable Titleholders
  • Project Sponsors
  • Senior Management involved in generating controlled project-level selections

Throughout the training you will be able to learn the principles of PRINCE2®, business case themes, organisation themes, starting up a project process, directing a project process and other topics.





What's Included

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Course Content

PRINCE2 Training Course Overview

PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner training combines both Foundation and Practitioner certifications into a single 5-day course, based on the new 2017 syllabus. The PRINCE2® Foundation course introduces you to the basic skills of the PRINCE2® qualification, while the Practitioner course builds on this knowledge to explain how to use the methodology in the running and managing of projects within controlled environments.

The first course is the PRINCE2® Foundation Training, which indicates that the holder of this certification has suitable knowledge of the main terminology used in the subject, along with its basic principles. The Foundation course is directed at managers but is also suitable for other key members involved in the design, development and transfer of different projects. Training at Foundation level lasts for 3 days, and on the third day you will be prepared to take the Foundation exam. In the following last 2 days of the training course, you will take the Practitioner exam, which will take place on the last day of the course. The PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification is the highest level of the training qualification and shows that the holder understands not just how the course works, but also how it can be applied to a controlled environment.

Gaining qualifications in both Foundation and Practitioner courses will provide you with a thorough understanding of management training and how to effectively apply it to controlled projects in the workplace.

The Re-Registration certification is for those who are already qualified as a PRINCE2® professional but need to renew their certificate. The re-registration certificate is applicable to the PRINCE2® 2009 version. Currently, the qualification can be held for 5 years but the upcoming 2017 update from AXELOS will change this to 3 years. Our professional instructors at Datrix recommended that you take this course before the update takes place so that you can hold the certificate for a longer period of time.


PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Course Outline

The topics covered by this PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and Practitioner course include:

  • Introduction to Projects and the PRINCE2® methodology
  • PRINCE2® Principles
  • 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 PRINCE2® Training Foundation & Practitioner to the project environment.
  • Considerations for Adoption
  • Practitioner Exam Introduction and Guidance


PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Examinations

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.

There are several levels of examinations within PRINCE2® and Foundation is the first of the two examinations that you are required to pass. The next examination is the Practitioner exam which must be passed after completing the Foundation exam. These examinations are designed to test whether the candidate has the skills required to become an effective member of a project management team.

The PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation Exam:

  • Focuses on the fundamentals of the project management methodology
  • Multiple choice
  • Lasts for 1 hour
  • The pass mark is 55% (33 questions passed out of 60 questions) 
  • 60 questions
  • Takes place on the third day of the course at 3 pm.

The more advanced PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner Exam:

  • Focuses on applying PRINCE2® 2017 to an example scenario
  • Multiple choice (Objective Testing)
  • Lasts for two and a half hours
  • The pass mark is higher at 55% (38 questions passed out of 68)
  • 68 questions

The Practitioner exam is to be completed at a mutually convenient date (please see the below details for further information).

Exam Preparation Workbook

Our exam preparation workbook ensures and validates that you have the knowledge and confidence to pass your exam.

The exam preparation workbook comprises of mock questions, applicable scenario based projects, and is known to further elevate pass masks. Please note that this exam preparation workbook and instructions of how to book your exam, can be found in your Joining Instructions, received upon enrolment. Completion of the workbook prior to taking the exam, is highly recommended to maximise your chances of passing.

Online Exams

*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your PRINCE2® Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your PRINCE2® Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

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Why should I acquire a PRINCE2® certification?

PRINCE2® training is a popular management methodology which is acknowledged globally for the amount of control it brings to projects, ensuring that less risk and more value can be delivered. With greater control over projects, you will be able to ensure that objectives are met by carefully monitoring them every step of the way from start to finish. You will obtain an understanding of the key PRINCE2® 2017 processes and terminology and by becoming a PRINCE2® Practitioner, you will gain an understanding of how to apply the methodology to a controlled environment.

Implementing the PRINCE2® methodologies throughout an organisation means that teams within the business all share a common approach, no matter what size or type of project they are working on. Completing the Foundation and Practitioner course ensures that all managers know what is expected of them at each stage in terms of responsibilities. By evaluating controlled projects according to their possibility of success, this ensures that valuable business resources are used wisely and efficiently. This means that the needs of stakeholders are important and play an increased role as overseers of each project. Equipping project staff with Foundation and Practitioner training means that they will grasp the methods and be able to work effectively in any team which uses it. Those with the Practitioner qualification will understand how to utilise this management technique in order to lead controlled projects and deliver positive results.                                                                                         

Providing PRINCE2® Training

Datrix Training delivers the PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and Practitioner courses in over 30 locations worldwide. This gives you the chance to learn the popular management training courses in a nearby location so that you don’t have to travel long distances. Our state of the art venues are equipped with some of the most experienced PRINCE2® training instructors in the management industry. Our instructors at Datrix Training will help you with any questions you need so that you can pass the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner exams. 

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Datrix Training also provides popular online courses so that you can learn professional training courses in any location, at any time and at a good price. The PRINCE2® courses are available for 90 days from the purchase date to give you as much time as you can to learn the methodologies. By taking the online course with Datrix Training, you will be able to learn the fundamentals of PRINCE2® training in your very own home, studying at your own pace and time. Datrix Training also provides free walk-in clinics, so that you can talk to a professional instructor who will be able to help you with anything you need throughout the online training programme. The online courses that we offer include both the Foundation and Practitioner certification.                                                       

PRINCE2® Course Instructors

Our trusted and professional trainers have years of experience with this project management technique and have managed to teach over 5,000 candidates combined. The instructors at Datrix will help you understand the fundamentals of the PRINCE2® methods and how to apply them to your own projects.

How long does this PRINCE2® certification last?

The PRINCE2® Foundation certification has no defined period and will never expire or need to be renewed. However, this does not apply to the PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner certification as this does have to be renewed after a period of 3 years. In order to do this, you must retake the PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner course. 

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What is included in the PRINCE2® training exam?

In the PRINCE2® training foundation level exam, there will be a 75 question multiple choice examination with a pass mark of 35 out of 75 (44.6%). In the PRINCE2® training Practitioner level exam, an 80 question objective test examination is involved, with a pass mark of 44 out of 80 (55%). This is the highest level of the PRINCE2® training qualifications.

What are the Pre Requisites for this PRINCE2® training course?

The PRINCE2® training course has no pre-requisites to assist in, however it is essential that delegates pass the PRINCE2® training Foundation Level Exam before taking the PRINCE2® training Practitioner Exam.

What are the benefits for taking this PRINCE2® training course?

This PRINCE2® training certification guarantees formal acknowledgement of the assignments in a project. It provides your business with:

  • A reliable and trustworthy method
  • A well planned and measured structure to a PRINCE2® training project
  • The ability to resourcefully inspect a project based on a solid PRINCE2® training strategy
  • Making sure that a project endures to have a business explanation during submission

What is included in this PRINCE2® training course?

During the PRINCE2® training Foundation and Practitioner course, you will receive:

  • The official Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® training course manual
  • Pre-Course Material
  • PRINCE2® training Foundation and Practitioner Exams
  • Certificate
  • An experienced, knowledgeable Instructor
  • Refreshments

What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my PRINCE2® training course?

All of our PRINCE2® training 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 PRINCE2® training courses, please contact us on 0800 781 0626 or send us an e-mail on

What are the key features for PRINCE2® training?

The key features that are included within PRINCE2® training include:


Organisational Structure

PRINCE2® training also outlines the arrangement of the project management team, guaranteeing that everybody knows their roles and duties at each stage, from the start of a PRINCE2® training project to the finishing point.



The PRINCE2® training approach is also directed on business justification, so that tasks only carry on if they are believed to be worthwhile and of use to the business, reducing waste of time, resources and money on projects which are of no use or likely to fail.



PRINCE2® training is scalable which makes it flexible to any size project. The project management course has been built with input from a variety of businesses around Europe, it is a best training solution which means that it has been agreed to work.


Division into Stages

PRINCE2® training projects have divided into clearly-defined stages which are easy to control by using the PRINCE2® training methodology. Every procedure consists of actions which are to be accomplished as well as products to be provided. These steps are intended to be manageable and controllable without difficulty by the business.

What is PRINCE2® training?

PRINCE2® training is a technique used for project management which has been created by the UK government. This was initially from the CCTA (The Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency) in 1989 and then was developed to PRINCE2® training which was created in 1996 as a second version of this management course.

PRINCE2® stands for Projects in Controlled Environments. The backbone of PRINCE2® training itself, is an adaptive based approach for effective project management. The course’s techniques detail growth of high level management, organisation and control of a project.

Why should I learn PRINCE2® training?

PRINCE2® training guarantees that all staff recognise what is expected of them at each stage in terms of everyday jobs and tasks. Using the PRINCE2® training methodology during the course of a business means that management teams all share a positive attitude no matter what type of project they are working on.

Passing the PRINCE2® training certification demonstrates that as a project manager, you know what you’re talking about when PRINCE2® training is included. You recognise its practices and vocabulary and if you’re a PRINCE2® training Practitioner, understand how to implement its leadership into a management situation.

What are the processes of PRINCE2® training?

The PRINCE2® training Processes

In the PRINCE2® training method of project management, the project is divided into seven important processes. Each PRINCE2® training process is composed of inputs and outputs, key objectives, and activities to be carried out.

The seven PRINCE2® training processes are:

Starting up a Project (SU)

Initiating a Project (IP)

Directing a Project (DP)

Controlling a Stage (CS)

Managing Product Delivery (MP)

Managing a Stage Boundary (SB)

Closing a Project (CP)


Below is a description of each PRINCE2® training process, including the key activities involved.


Starting up a Project (SU)

Taking place before the start of the project, this process aims to evaluate whether the project is worth starting. To do this, it is asked if the question is viable, realistic and worthwhile.

Key PRINCE2® training activities at this stage include:

  • Creating a plan for the next stage, Initiating a Project (IP)
  • Designing and appointing the Project Management Team
  • Assembling information for the Project Management Team


Initiating a PRINCE2® training Project (IP)

Initiating a PRINCE2® training Project is about ensuring the project has a strong start in order to ensure all stakeholders that the project will meet the objectives it is supposed to.

Key activities at this stage include:

  • Preparing the Risk Management Strategy
  • Preparing the Quality Management Strategy
  • Preparing the Configuration Management Strategy
  • Setting up the project controls
  • Creating the Project Plan
  • Refining the Business Case


Directing a PRINCE2® training Project (DP)

In the Directing a PRINCE2® training Project process, the Project Board manages the project and makes important strategic decisions while giving the Project Manager day-to-day control. Directing a Project is a long-term process which covers from the beginning to the end of the project.

Key activities at this stage include:

  • Initiation - the start of the project
  • Stage boundaries - the allocation of resources
  • Ad hoc direction -  advice in response to reports or general requests
  • Project closure – a controlled shutdown of the project


Controlling a Stage (CS)

Controlling a Stage is about setting the activities of the Project Manager, including making sure the right work is authorised and that any issues are noted and dealt with.

Key activities at this stage include:

  • Authorising a Work Package
  • Reviewing Work Package Status
  • Receiving Completed Work Packages
  • Reviewing the stage status
  • Reporting highlights
  • Capturing and examine issues and risks
  • Escalating issues and risks
  • Taking corrective action


Managing Product Delivery (MP)

Managing Product Delivery concerns the assurance that Work Packages are accepted and delivered in the correct way and on time.

Key PRINCE2® training activities at this stage include:

  • Accepting a Work Package
  • Executing a Work Package
  • Delivering a Work Package


Managing a Stage Boundary (SB)

Managing a Stage Boundary is a PRINCE2® training process performed at the end of each project stage in order to review what has been completed and whether it is feasible to continue to the next stage.

Key activities at this stage include:

  • Planning the next stage
  • Updating the project plan
  • Updating the Business Case
  • Reporting the Stage End
  • Producing an Exception Plan


Closing a Project (CP)

Closing a Project confirms the point at which work on a PRINCE2® training project should be stopped and whether the results have been delivered as expected.

Key activities at this stage include:

  • Preparing either planned or premature closure
  • Handing over the products
  • Evaluating the project
  • Recommending the project closure