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PRINCE2 ® Foundation

Duration 3 days

This 3-day PRINCE2® training course delivered by an Accredited Training Organisation will provide delegates with a fundamental understanding of the PRINCE2® 2009 Project Management method.

The course will also ensure that delegates are able to apply the method to manage their projects to an internationally recognised method. Delegates will also have the opportunity to pass the PRINCE2® Foundation examination during the course.

Previous experience of PRINCE2® is not essential, but a basic awareness of project work in your own environment or a general understanding of project management would be advantageous.

The course fee includes pre-course reading, Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2™ (the PRINCE2® manual), A PRINCE2™ Pocketbook, registration and the PRINCE2® Foundation examination.

Who should attend?

The PRINCE2® Foundation course is aimed at people who are working in a project environment and wish to gain formal training in the PRINCE2® method.

What will delegates get out of the course?

The 3-day PRINCE2® training course is designed to provide you with a working understanding of the PRINCE2® structured project management method, to a level where you can use it to undertake many of the PRINCE2® roles within a project.


Delegates will learn a structured approach to Project Management and successful delegates will receive an internationally recognised certificate from the APM Group.

Course Content

The course focuses on the PRINCE2® manual through presentations and exercises covering the PRINCE2® Processes, Principles and Themes.


  • Starting up a Project (SU)
  • Managing Stage Boundary (SB)
  • Closing a Project (CP)
  • Initiating a Project (IP)
  • Controlling a Stage (CS) 
  • Directing a Project (DP)
  • Managing Product Delivery (MP)


  • Continued Business Justification
  • Learn From Experience
  • Defined Roles & Responsibilities
  • Manage by Stages
  • Manage by Exception
  • Focus on Products
  • Tailor to Suit the Project Environment


  • Business case
  • Organization
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress

Once Delegates have passed the Foundation examination, they may then sit the Practitioner course.

What we need from delegates?

100% Commitment.The PRINCE2® Foundation course is an intensive course. Delegates are asked to carry out about 10 hours reading prior to starting the course. During the course, there will be homework each night.

What exams are taken during the course?

The Foundation examination is a 1-hour multiple-choice paper that will be taken on day 3 of the course

Please note that photo ID is required for delegates sitting the exam

PRINCE2® courses are provided by ChangeAhead FM Limited, an APMG-International Accredited Training Organisation

PRINCE2® is a registered Trade Mark of AXELOS Ltd