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.
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Online Learning
This course is studied completely online.

What is the PRINCE2® Foundation Qualification?

Project managers play a vital role in organisations – they’re responsible for organising, directing, and planning specific projects on time, and on budget. Bearing this responsibility in mind, it’s essential for aspiring PMs to gain a respected, accredited qualification that will teach all the skills and knowledge necessary to get the job done well.

What is PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2® is a globally recognised, best practice methodology that has become the standard for project management internationally, opening up huge opportunities for those who are qualified. And, because PRINCE2® is truly generic, it can be applied to any project you find yourself working on.

What is PRINCE2® Foundation?

PRINCE2® Foundation is the first of two PRINCE2® qualifications required to become a full PRINCE2® Practitioner. You’ll delve into the principles and themes of structured project management, learn how to plan and manage your objectives in a timely and efficient manner, and keep projects tightly organised to prevent overspending or underdelivering. After you’ve completed PRINCE2® Foundation, you can move on to the PRINCE2® Practitioner course to complete your training.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction to PRINCE2®
  2. Unit 2 - Overview and Principles

    • What is a project?
    • Introduction to:
    • Themes
    • Processes
    • Principles
  3. Unit 3 - Organisation

    • Four levels of management
    • Project Management team structure – Project Board
    • Project Management team structure – Project Assurance Project Management team structure – Project Manager
    • Project Management Team
    • Scalability
    • Stakeholders
  4. Unit 4 - Business Case

    • Business justification and development path
    • Outputs, Outcomes and Benefits
    • Business Case
    • Benefits review plan
  5. Unit 5 - Plans

    • Three Levels of Plan
    • Project Plan
    • Stage and Team Plans
    • PRINCE2® approach to plans
  6. Unit 6 - Product Based Planning

    • What is product based planning?
    • Create a simple PBS
    • Create a simple PFD
  7. Unit 7 - Quality

    • What is quality?
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quality Management System and quality planning
    • Quality Audit Trail
    • Quality Review Technique
  8. Unit 8 - Risk

    • Risk Management
    • Risk Management Procedure
    • Risk appetite, tolerance and budget
  9. Unit 9 - Progress

    • Management Stages
    • Technical Stages
    • Tolerance
    • Project Board Controls
  10. Unit 10 - Change

    • Configuration Management
    • Issue and Change Management
  11. Unit 11 - Processes SU and IP

    • SU-IP overview
    • SU – Detail
    • IP – Detail
  12. Unit 12 - Processes CS and MP

    • CS/ MP Introduction
    • CS – Monitoring and control
    • CS – Issue Management
  13. Unit 13 - Processes DP, SB and CP

    • Directing a project
    • Managing stage boundaries
    • Closing a project
  14. Unit 14 - Exam Tips

    • Exam Objectives
    • Exam Paper
    • Exception Plan

Awarding Body

Association of Project Managers Logo

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.

View our other Association of Project Managers qualifications.

At the end of this course, you will receive an official certificate of completion from the Association for Project Management.

At the end of this course, successful learners will be able to work effectively with or as a member of a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2®. PRINCE2® is a (registered) trademark of Axelos Limited.

How is this course assessed or examined?

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.

Entry requirements

While there are no strict entry requirements for this PRINCE2 Foundation, it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to read and write in English effectively.


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