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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Overview

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.

The PRINCE2 (6th Edition) courses on this page are offered by Training Bytesize, an Accredited Training Organisation of AXELOS Limited. PRINCE2® is a (registered) trademark of Axelos Limited.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Unit 1 - Introduction
  • Introduction to PRINCE2®
Unit 2 - Unit 2 - Overview and Principles
  • What is a project?
  • Introduction to:
  • Themes
  • Processes
  • Principles
Unit 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
Unit 4 - Unit 4 - Business Case
  • Business justification and development path
  • Outputs, Outcomes and Benefits
  • Business Case
  • Benefits review plan
Unit 5 - Unit 5 - Plans
  • Three Levels of Plan
  • Project Plan
  • Stage and Team Plans
  • PRINCE2® approach to plans
Unit 6 - Unit 6 - Product Based Planning
  • What is product based planning?
  • Create a simple PBS
  • Create a simple PFD
Unit 7 - Unit 7 - Quality
  • What is quality?
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Management System and quality planning
  • Quality Audit Trail
  • Quality Review Technique
Unit 8 - Unit 8 - Risk
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Management Procedure
  • Risk appetite, tolerance and budget
Unit 9 - Unit 9 - Progress
  • Management Stages
  • Technical Stages
  • Tolerance
  • Project Board Controls
Unit 10 - Unit 10 - Change
  • Configuration Management
  • Issue and Change Management
Unit 11 - Unit 11 - Processes SU and IP
  • SU-IP overview
  • SU – Detail
  • IP – Detail
Unit 12 - Unit 12 - Processes CS and MP
  • CS/ MP Introduction
  • CS – Monitoring and control
  • CS – Issue Management
Unit 13 - Unit 13 - Processes DP, SB and CP
  • Directing a project
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Closing a project
Unit 14 - Unit 14 - Exam Tips
  • Exam Objectives
  • Exam Paper
  • Exception Plan

Extra info

Awarding Body

Course Outcome

You will receive an official certificate of completion from the Association for Project Management.

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®. 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 course, it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to effectively read and write in English.

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Why study business and management courses online with Oxbridge?

We offer a huge selection of business-focussed courses such as Business GCSE and Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business and nationally recognised project management qualifications, including Agile and Prince2.

Whether you’re self-employed, climbing the ladder or struggling to get a foothold, showing initiative and gaining additional business qualifications can set you apart from the competition.

When you opt to study online with Oxbridge, you also gain tons of additional benefits such as: Not having to quit your job to navigate set lesson timetables; studying around your social life, at times that best suit you; one-on-one time with a qualified tutor who specialises in the subject you’re studying; top-quality learning materials, including quizzes, videos and e-books; the potential to achieve a pass rate that’s 20% higher than the national average and more.

If you’d like to find out more about studying business and management with Oxbridge, speak with one of our learning advisers via live chat.

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Are business courses worth it?

Definitely, business and management courses can be used to advance up the ladder by proving to your employers that you’re dedicated and eager to learn.

They can also be used as evidence to prospective employers that you’d be a valuable addition to their team.

Finally, if you’re contemplating launching your own company, business and management courses can help you find your feet, hone your skills and become a success.

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What are the different types of management courses?

Management is a far-reaching subject and involves the study of a variety of managerial practices. Whether you’re investigating how you can better serve your team and employer or are expanding your skills to run your own business, an online management course offers flexibility that you won’t find in a more traditional educational setting.

Managerial courses vary depending on the industry you are working in. Some of these courses include:

Team Leading Skills and Principles of Management.

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What are the different types of business courses?

Business is one of the most popular fields of study worldwide. In today’s ever-increasing competitive job market, you can ensure that you stand out from the crowd with an accredited, industry-recognised business course.

There are a variety of online business courses available to study, depending on your goal. Just a few of the courses you could invest in include: Workplace Law,  Starting Your Own Business, and more.

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How much do exams cost?

Many of our courses do not require exams however, A-levels, GCSEs and some other courses do require exams to complete the qualification. Exam fees are additional to the cost of the course and prices vary depending on the course and where you sit them – find out more.

Planning on studying A-levels or GCSEs with us? We can add your exams during enrolment and blend them into your monthly payment plan if you wish. If you’re not ready to book your exam(s) yet, you can book them at a later date – all of the information is available on MyOxbridge under NEAS and Exams.

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