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This 3-day Foundation Certificate course provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of PRINCE2 covering all aspects of the PRINCE2 methodology, including the 7 PRINCIPLES, 7 THEMES, 7 PROCESSES of PRINCE2 at the most detailed level including all sub-processes and techniques. Exercises are based on a real life case study to ensure that participants learn the practical application of PRINCE2 theory.

The objective of the PRINCE2 Foundation Level Course is to ensure that participants will acquire the skills and knowledge to be able to act as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2 method within a project environment supporting PRINCE2.

Through practice exams, workshops and evening study, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to take the PRINCE2 Foundation exam.

ALC Education & Consulting Pty Ltd is accredited by PeopleCert as an Accredited Training Organisation for PRINCE2® training.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, candidates will understand the structure and key terminology of the method. Specifically the candidate should understand:-
  • The characteristics and context of a project and the benef its of adopting PRINCE2
  • The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes
  • The PRINCE2 principles
  • The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

Who should attend

This qualification is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including:

  • Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners)
  • Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers)
  • Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts)
  • Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.
  • This program is also ideal for anyone intending to become a PRINCE2 Consultant or PRINCE2 Trainer.

The PRINCE2 3-day Foundation Certificate Course taken on its own is designed for those who are not necessarily aspiring for professional level knowledge but who nevertheless require a sufficient understanding of this project management methodology – such as people working on projects, people initiating projects, business representatives, team leaders, those with an interest in project management or who are considering moving into that field.

If you take the Foundation module on its own you may at a later date take the Practitioner module and complete the full program.

Course contents

The course is of 3 days duration and provides a comprehensive coverage of the key principles and terminology of the PRINCE2 method.

The course will cover the following topics:

1. Introduction to PRINCE2 and Project Management
  • Characteristics of project management
  • Project and product life cycles
  • History of PRINCE2
  • Overview of methodology
  • Project Management structure
  • Benefits of PRINCE2
2. The 7 Principles of PRINCE2
  • Continued business justification
  • Learn from experience
  • Defined roles and responsibility
  • Manage by Stages
  • Manage by Exception
  • Focus on products
  • Tailor to suit the project environment
3. The 7 Themes of PRINCE2
  • Organisation
  • Change
  • Progress
  • Quality
  • Risk
  • Plans
  • Business Case
4. The 7 Processes of PRINCE2
  • Starting a project
  • Directing a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing Stage Boundaries
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Closing a Project
5. The Tailoring of PRINCE2

Course fees

Fees per person

PRINCE2®  Foundation & Practitioner - Course & Exam (5 days)

  • $2650 + gst

PRINCE2®  Foundation - Course & Exam (3 days)

  • $1750 + gst

PRINCE2®  Practitioner Prep - Course & Exam (2 days)

  • $1250 + gst

 

Fees include:

  • PRINCE2 Manual Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 published by AXELOS Limited
  • Comprehensive ALC Course Workbook
  • A3 PRINCE2 Process Chart
  • Practice Examinations
  • PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate Exam
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate Exam
  • Full sit-down lunch each day, morning and afternoon refreshments

When undertaking the Foundation Certificate the exam is held in the afternoon of Day 3.

The purpose of the foundation level is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2.

The foundation level is also a pre-requisite for the practitioner certification.

Exam Format

  • Multiple choice
  • 75 questions per paper
  • 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) - 50%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book.