Prince 2 – Foundation and Practitioner - Qualification


PRINCE2 is the world's de facto standard project management methodology used by organisations including the United Nations, Home Office, NHS etc. in industries such as civil service, oil and gas, construction, IT, banking, engineering, marketing to name a few and can be applied to any type of project within any industry sector.

The method is widely recognized and understood and so provides a common vocabulary for all those involved in a project, which helps effective communication. The method also provide for the explicit recognition of project responsibilities so that participants understand each other's roles and needs. There is a defined structure for accountability, delegation, authority and communication.

Course summary:

Language Level: C1

Course length: 1 week

Course days: Monday to Friday

Max class size: 16

Lessons times: 9:00 to 17:30 (2 short breaks and a lunch break)
Foundation Exam (1hr) Wednesday 16:00 to 17:00 – closed book
Practitioner Exam (2.5hrs) Friday 9.30 to 12:00  noon – open book

Start dates: 01 April 2019

Location: IH London, Covent Garden

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone looking to hone or develop their project management skills. No matter what your current role or field of work project management is, or certainly will be, part of your daily work and career progression.

You need to be 18+ to join this course and will have either at least three years’ work experience or a post-graduate professional qualification.




Learning outcomes 

PRINCE2 helps to successfully deliver projects of any size or complexity. Built from a wealth of experience and knowledge, PRINCE2 provides the essentials for managing any project.

  • A practical step-by-step guide to successfully manage any project
  • A flexible method that can be tailored to any organization or role involved in managing projects
  • An accessible and globally-recognized certification which adds value to your CV.

Course content

The 7 Principles

PRINCE2 derives its methods from 7 core principles. Collectively, these principles provide a framework for good practice:

  1. Continued Business Justification
  2. Learn from Experience
  3. Define Roles and Responsibilities
  4. Manage by Stages
  5. Manage by Exception
  6. Focus on Products
  7. Tailor to the Environment

The 7 Themes

Themes provide insight into how the project should be managed.

  1. Business Case
  2. Organisation
  3. Quality
  4. Plans
  5. Risk
  6. Change
  7. Progress

The 7 Processes

The PRINCE2 method also separates the running of a project into 7 processes.

1. Starting Up a Project (SU)

2. Initiating a Project (IP)

  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Scope
  • Benefits
  • Risk

3. Directing a Project (DP)

  • Initiation
  • Stage boundaries
  • Ad hoc direction/guidance
  • Project closure

4. Controlling a Stage (CS)

  • Overseeing and reporting on work package progress
  • Stepping in to correct problems
  • Coordinating daily work
  • Communicating between team members and the project manager

5. Managing Product Delivery (MP)

  • Accepting a work package
  • Executing a work package
  • Delivering a work package

6. Managing Stage Boundaries (SB)

  • Plan the next stage
  • Update the project plan
  • Update the business case
  • Report the stage end or produce an exception plan

7. Closing a Project (CP)

  • Decommission the project
  • Identify follow-on actions
  • Prepare benefits and project evaluation reviews
  • Free up leftover resources
  • Hand over products to the customer

claudine peet

Meet your trainer: Claudine Peet

Prior to starting training 18 years ago, Claudine was involved in many projects for about 12 years.

She started her project management career working in the hospitality industry arranging large conferences and events. In 2000, Claudine achieved TAP certification from the Institute of IT Trainers which teaches trainers how to engage in interactive learning with delegates.

In addition, in 2006 she achieved accreditation from the APM Group as a PRINCE2 trainer and subsequently added MSP, Change Management, APMP, Agile PM and Prince2 Agile to her list of accredited courses she delivers.

In 2015 Claudine worked with to produce a Prince2 Fundamentals course which provided a high-level overview of Prince2. Claudine worked with LinkedIn to produce a Prince2 2017 training course and an exam preparation course due for release in January 2018.