PRINCE2 Foundation

Our course code: PM001

Course fee £475 or from £36 per month

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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 the 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 PRINCE2 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® 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 […]

  • A formal qualification

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

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Awarding body: APMG

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.

Study Method

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

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. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


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.

Course Content

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

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

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.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

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

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!