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Prince 2® Foundation & Practitioner (inc Exam)

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PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments) is one of the most popular project management methodologies in the world. Its focus on best practice principles and adaptable process-based approach makes it applicable to projects of all scopes and sizes within any sector. PRINCE2® is a credible and prominent methodology that concentrates on boosting productivity and extracting the best from resources.

REASONS TO CHOOSE

  • A vital skill in today’s increasingly waterfall-driven environment

  • Successfully analyse and improve projects

  • Applicable to numerous industries

  • Certifications available from world leading organisations including APMG, BCS & AXELOS

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Course information

About this course

Employers today recognize that excellent Project Management skills are a vital requirement in today’s workplaces. The creation, implementation, management, and delivery of a successful project cannot be underestimated.

Delays or failures within a project could prove costly to a business so having someone in control of a project who has the correct skillset to run, monitor and communicate a project is essential. This project management course has been designed to follow the official, widely recognized Prince2® standard.

Prince2® (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a hallmark in project management and its principles are acknowledged as being best practices in project management. In this Prince2® Foundation course you’ll start right at the beginning and look at principles of organising and starting up a project, You’ll work through initiating a project, assessing risk, monitoring progress, managing change right through to closing a project. At the end of the course, you’ll be in the best position possible to go on and sit the Prince2® Foundation and Practitioner examination*

Is this for you?

In this PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner course, you’ll start by looking at principles of organising and starting up a project, You’ll work through initiating a project, assessing risk, monitoring progress and managing change right through to closing a project. This course is ideal for anyone who might need to be involved in projects in their daily work. Roles that may find this training useful would be Office Manager, Team Leader, Event Manager, Marketing Assistant, PA, Virtual Assistant or anyone working at a Management level.

Career ladder

With enhanced training, you could seek out jobs specifically working as a Project Manager in any number of industries or maybe on a self-employed basis. Alternatively, you could choose a career where you could be assigned varying projects to oversee such as Event Manager or PA.

Examination Guidelines

The PRINCE2® Foundation examination is a closed- book 60-minute 75 multiple choice question paper with 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores. The pass mark is 50% (35 marks required to pass out of 70 available).

The Practitioner examination is an open- book objective test examination based on a given scenario and lasting 150 minutes. There are 8 questions each worth 10 marks, making a total of 80 marks available. The pass mark is 55% (44 marks required to pass out of 80 available).

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.  However, it is anticipated that delegates will possess knowledge of projects or have experience of working in a project environment.  This is to ensure that the intensive nature of the course does not cause delegates to struggle through the course.

Start Date

Flexible Date (You can start the course Anytime)

Study Type

Online

Training Type

Course

This training course is for individuals who are looking to gain further exposure into the world of Project Management and wish to improve their understanding of Project Management techniques and its practical application to business operations.

INTRODUCTION

  • Introduction to PRINCE2 Principles
    • Continued Business Justification
    • Learn from Experience
    • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
    • Manage by Stages
    • Manage by Exception
    • Focus on Products
    • Tailor to suit the project environment
  • Introduction to PRINCE2 Themes
    • Business Case Theme
    • Organization Theme
    • Quality Theme
    • Plans Theme
    • Risk Theme
    • Change Theme
    • Progress Theme
  • Introduction to PRINCE2 Processes
    • Starting Up a Project
    • Initiating a Project
    • Controlling a Stage
    • Managing Product Delivery
    • Managing a Stage Boundary
    • Closing a Project
    • Directing a Project

PRINCE2 THEMES

  • Business Case Theme
    • Purpose
    • Business Case Defined
    • The PRINCE2 Approach to the Business Case
    • Benefits Review Plan
    • Contents of a Business Case
  • Risk Theme
    • Purpose
    • Risk Defined
    • The PRINCE2 approach to Risk
    • Risk Management Strategy
    • Risk Register
    • Risk Management Procedure (Identify, Assess, Plan, Implement and Communicate)
    • Risk Budget
  • Change Theme
    • Purpose
    • Change Defined
    • Issues Defined and Types of Issues
    • The PRINCE2 approach to Change
    • Configuration Management Strategy
    • Configuration Item Records and Product Status Account
    • Configuration Management Procedure
    • Issue and Change Control Procedure
    • Change Budget
  • Progress Theme
    • Purpose
    • Progress Defined
    • Tolerance Table
    • The PRINCE2 approach to Progress
    • Event Driven and Time Driven Controls
    • Raising Exceptions

PRINCE2 PROCESSES

  • Starting up a Project
    • Purpose
    • Objective
    • Activities
    • Appoint the Executive and the Project Manager
    • Capture previous lessons
    • Design and appoint the project management team
    • Prepare outline Business Case
    • ‘Select the project approach and assemble the Project Brief
    • Plan the initiation stage
  • Directing a Project
    • Purpose
    • Objective
    • Activities
    • Authorize initiation
    • Authorize the project
    • Authorize a Stage or Exception Plan
    • Give ad hoc directions
    • Authorize project closure
  • Initiating a Project
    • Purpose
    • Objective
    • Activities
    • Prepare Risk Management Strategy,
    • Prepare the Configuration Management Strategy,
    • Prepare the Quality Management Strategy,
    • Prepare the Communications Management Strategy,
    • Set up project controls,
    • Create the Project Plan,
    • Refine the Business Case,
    • Assemble the Project Initiation Documentation.
  • Controlling a Stage
    • Purpose
    • Objective
    • Activities
    • Authorize a Work Package
    • Review Work Package status
    • Receive completed Work Packages
    • Review the stage status’ and ‘report highlights
    • Capture and examine issues and risks
    • Escalate issues and risks
    • Take corrective action
  • Managing Product Delivery
    • Purpose
    • Objective
    • Activities
    • Accept a Work Package
    • Execute a Work Package
    • Deliver a Work Package
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
    • Purpose
    • Objective
    • Activities
    • Plan the Next Stage
    • Update the Project Plan
    • Update the Business Case
    • Report Stage End
    • Produce an Exception Plan
  • Closing a Project Process
    • Purpose
    • Objective
    • Activities
    • Prepare Planned Closure
    • Prepare Premature Closure
    • Handover Products
    • Evaluate the Project
    • Recommend Project Closure.

TAILORING PRINCE2 TO THE PROJECT ENVIRONMENT

UNDERSTANDING THE PRACTITIONER EXAMINATION FORMAT

  • Tips and tricks for answering the Practitioner Questions
  • 2 Full Length Sample Case Studies with Rationale Answers
Can I pay back over a period of time?2020-12-18T20:29:56+00:00

Yes, we offer flexible payment plans. Please contact 0800 779 7646 to find out more.

If I fail an exam?2020-12-18T20:31:15+00:00

No re-sits are provided and additional cost will be charged for any resits. However we have a 98% pass rates in completing the exam.

Do I study online or at a training center?2020-12-18T20:31:54+00:00

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, all our courses are studied online, via remote distance learning platforms and live webinars.

How long will it take to qualify?2020-12-18T20:34:12+00:00

All our programmes take up to a maximum of 5 months to complete, we allocated 6-8 hours of study time a week to complete the theoretical training for the exam and practical.

I work nights, can I study part-time?2020-12-18T20:36:49+00:00

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 6-8 hours a week. All our programmes take up to 5 months to complete and can be done in evening and weekends, if required.

When do the programmes start?2020-12-18T20:37:24+00:00

We have monthly intakes for every programme to find out more please contact 0800 779 7646 to speak to a course advisor.

Are the courses accredited?2020-12-18T20:38:06+00:00

All courses lead to industry recognized qualifications such as BCS, Axelos, CPD and CompTia etc.

ACCREDITED BY

People Cert on Behalf of Axelos

DURATION

Online Self-paced (240 hours)

EXAM

Foundation Exam:

  • 60 minute exam duration
  • Closed book
  • 60 questions
  • 33/60 required to pass = 55% pass mark

Practitioner Exam:

  • 150 minute exam duration
  • 68 questions
  • 38/68 required to pass = 55% pass mark
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 manual only)

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