PRINCE2 Foundation

PRINCE2® is the best practice for formal project management (PM) and by taking this online course, you will learn the different methods, themes and practices that will allow you to become an effective project manager who can deliver projects within budget and on time.

PRINCE2® is a globally recognised best practice methodology used throughout industry, PRINCE2® has become the standard for project management internationally, opening up huge opportunities for those who are qualified. PRINCE2® is truly generic; it can be applied to any project regardless of project scale, type, organisation, geography or culture.

The PRINCE2® Foundation qualification is the first of two PRINCE2® qualifications required to become a PRINCE2® Practitioner. You can complete PRINCE2® Foundation to learn the basics, terminology and as a comprehensive introduction to PRINCE2®. A PRINCE2® qualification is a great asset for your CV and the cost of the exam is included in the price of the course.

The PRINCE2® Foundation course suits:

  • New and experienced project staff
  • People who may go on to Practitioner training
  • Consultants / contract staff operating in a PRINCE2® environment (such as governmental work)
  • Project Managers considering a career in a PRINCE2® environment
  • Anybody wishing to improve employment prospects within project management

On this course you will:

  • Describe the purpose and major content of all roles, the seven principles, the seven themes and the seven processes
  • State which management products are input to, and output from the seven processes.
  • State the main purpose, and key contents, of the major management products. State the relationships between processes, deliverables, roles and the management dimensions of a project.

PRINCE2® teaches you the different methods, themes and practices that allow you to become an effective project manager.
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Awarding body: APMG
Our course ref: PM001

APMG International is an award-winning Examination Institute.  APMG accredits professional training and consulting organisations and manages certification schemes for knowledge-based workers, and has a global reach, with regional offices located around the world.

Study Hours

This course should take around 20 hours to complete. However, there may be additional hours based on your learning style.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning via our online learning environment.


At the end of this course you will need to sit a short exam. This is a multiple choice test and you will need to achieve 35 correct answers out of 70 to pass. The test can be done online from home or at a local test centre; whichever best suits you. The cost of the exam is INCLUDED in the course price.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners you will be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2®.  You will receive an official certificate of completion from the Association for Project Management.

Additional Information
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
  • Introduction to PRINCE2®

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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