PRINCE2® 6th Edition – Formerly known as PRINCE2® 2017
(Official Name Change as per AXELOS, effective 1 January, 2020)
PRINCE2® is a preferred project management methodology of both business and government around the world. It provides a proven best practice model that ensures project delivery is on time, on budget and of high quality.
This course provides a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the PRINCE2 methodology and prepares participants for the Foundation and/or Practitioner exams.
The 5-day PRINCE2 program comprises a 3-day Foundation Module followed by the 2-day Practitioner Module, which can be taken together or separately. Through practice exams, workshops and overnight study, you gain the knowledge and skills required to give you the best chance for success at both the Foundation and Practitioner levels.
The full 5-day PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate Program is designed for current or aspiring project management professionals who need to fully master this leading PM method and at the same time obtain a globally-recognised certification. This program is also ideal for anyone intending to become a PRINCE2 Consultant or PRINCE2 Trainer. The course provides a very comprehensive coverage of PRINCE2 including the 7 PRINCIPLES, 7 THEMES, 7 PROCESSES as well as full preparation for the Foundation and Practitioner Certificate exams.
The PRINCE2 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 in 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.
Due to COVID-19 government restrictions, face-to-face classroom training may not be available in your location. We are watching the situation closely and will resume with face-to-face training at the earliest opportunity.
However, the good news is that PRINCE2 is available as Live Virtual Training (LVT). You get the same world-class trainer and the same excellent training that you would normally get from ALC. It is fully live and interactive. The only difference is that the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course is conducted online.
Live Virtual Training has been around for quite a while and is a well-proven delivery method. Just about all our training since COVID started has been on this platform and has been extremely well received. Get PRINCE2® Training Live, Instructor Led, virtually run online from your home, office or wherever you have a computer and a good internet connection!
The full 5-day PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate Program is designed for current or aspiring project management professionals who need to fully master this leading PM method and at the same time obtain a globally-recognised certification.
This module provides a comprehensive coverage of the key principles and terminology of the PRINCE2 method.
The PRINCE2 Practitioner Level Course is designed to provide the in-depth knowledge and understanding necessary to ensure you are able to apply PRINCE2 to the running and managing of a project within an environment supporting PRINCE2. To this end, Participants need to exhibit the competence required for the Foundation qualification, and show that they can apply and tune PRINCE2 to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario.
The course comprises an intensive format of lectures, workshops and exercises.
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner - Course & Exam Vouchers (5 days)
PRINCE2® Foundation - Course & Exam Voucher (3 days)
PRINCE2® Practitioner - Course & Exam Voucher (2 days)
NOTE: you will be expected to do some evening study during the course
Participants will be provided with an online exam voucher to sit the exams at a time and date of their choosing within 3 months of the course. The web-proctored exams are available 24/7 and run by the examination institute PEOPLECERT.
*As of 01 February, 2022 paper-based exams will no longer be offered by PeopleCert the examination institute for PRINCE2®. All exams will be conducted online. During the course you will receive an exam voucher and instructions how to book the exam for a date and time of your choice within 3 months of the course.
The Foundation Certificate exam format is:
The Practitioner Certificate exam format is:
Note - Re-certification is required 3-5 years after original certification
The Foundation Certificate is a mandatory pre-requisite to undertake the Practitioners exam.
PRINCE2 is a structured project management methodology developed by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), UK and now owned and administered by Axelos Limited, originally a joint venture between the Capita Group and the UK Government.
PRINCE2 is a proven methodology with recognised professional certification. It offers a clearly defined technique to manage a project from start to finish. It is a process-based approach for project management, providing an easily tailored and scaleable method for the management of all types of projects.
PRINCE2 was developed as a non-proprietary ‘best practice’ project management methodology and with growing popularity, is evolving into an international de facto standard. The method describes how a project is divided into manageable stages enabling efficient control of resources, regular progress monitoring and decision points throughout the project. The various roles and responsibilities for managing a project are fully described and are adaptable to suit the size and complexity of the project, and the skills of the organisation.
A PRINCE2 project is driven by the project’s business case which describes the organisation’s justification, commitment and rationale for the deliverables or outcomes. The business case is regularly reviewed during the project to ensure the business objectives, which often change during the lifecycle of the project, are still being met.
Using a standard ‘best practice’ approach, PRINCE2 ensures that a quality solution can be delivered and enables projects to have:
Project failures are all too common – some make the headlines, the vast majority are either forgotten or are swept under the carpet. Either way, there is always a cost. Sometimes this cost is critical. In many if not most cases it could have been readily avoided.
Projects underperform when those who commission it, those who manage it and those who work on it have different ideas about how things should be organised and when the different aspects of the project should be completed. A project management method is a way of ensuring that all key players are operating with the same rules and guidelines. Without a project management method, projects will rarely be completed on time and within acceptable cost – this is especially true of large projects. A good project management method will guide the project through a controlled, well-managed, visible set of activities to achieve the desired results.
There are many project management methods available. Ultimately all are based on common sense and sound management procedures.
PRINCE2 is one of the most widely adopted project management methods in the world today.