PRINCE2® for Practitioners

This course will provide delegates with an in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of the PRINCE2® project management methodology. It follows the standard syllabus issued by APM Group, who manages PRINCE2 on behalf of the UK Government, and will help prepare delegates for the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner examinations. 

Who’s it for?

This course is designed for project managers, project leaders and project coordinators as well as programme and operations managers and technical personnel who need to understand how PRINCE2 works.

Key objectives

After attending this course a delegate will be able to:

  • appreciate the need for project management and a project management method
  • understand the principles, themes and processes used in PRINCE2 and how they are integrated
  • know how to intelligently apply PRINCE2 to projects
  • prepare for and take the PRINCE Foundation and Practitioner examinations.

What's covered?

PRINCE2 background & objectives

  • Benefits
  • Scope
  • Structure

Project organisation

  • Organisational structure
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The project board
  • The project manager
  • Team management
  • Project assurance
  • Project support
  • Supplier relationships


  • Purpose and importance
  • Components and types of plan
  • Planning techniques
  • Product based planning
  • The steps in planning

Project control

  • Work package authorisation
  • Stage assessments
  • Establish project and stage tolerance
  • Checkpoints and highlight reports
  • Handling exception situations
  • Project issues
  • Project reporting

Risk management

  • Categories of risk
  • Risk analysis and management
  • The risk log


  • Ensuring quality
  • Quality planning
  • Product descriptions
  • Quality control and quality review

Change control and configuration management

  • Change control steps
  • Authority levels
  • Analysing the impact
  • Configuration management processes
  • Starting up and initiating a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Closing a project
  • Planning

PRINCE2 in practice

  • Tailoring PRINCE2 for different business environments
  • Scaling PRINCE2 for use with projects of different type and/or size
  • Implementing PRINCE2
  • Project documentation and filing


Delegates will take the PRINCE2 Foundation exam at the end of day 3, and the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam on day 5. Exam fees are included in the price of this course.

Next step

To obtain course venues/dates and pricing please email your account manager, submit the enquiry form below or call us on 0845 647 0000*

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