PRINCE2® Foundation

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Course Overview:

A three-day course that provides Project Managers with a practical road map from conception to close for all types of projects and a framework to deliver projects that benefit stakeholders, the business, and the bottom line.

Course Description:

PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) is a widely used international standard for Project Management that navigates you through all the essentials for running a successful project. It builds on the definitions and structure of PM knowledge and defines a series of processes, components, and techniques that can be applied managing any size or subject of project.

It provides project managers with a practical road map from conception to close for all types of projects and a framework to deliver projects that benefit stakeholders, the business, and the bottom line.

The PRINCE2 Foundation course is a 3-day course that provides participants with a general understanding of the key components and processes of PRINCE2 in order to work as part of a PRINCE2 project team. It is a necessary building block for the PRINCE2 Practitioner course and the two courses are typically taken together.


On completion of this course, participants will achieve a detailed and practical understanding of the PRINCE2 project management method. Participants will learn how to use PRINCE2 for projects of all sizes and types, avoiding unnecessary overheads and gaining maximum benefit.

Participants will learn the PRINCE2 project management framework including:

  • 7 PRINCE2 Processes
    • Starting Up a Project
    • Initiating a Project
    • Directing a Project
    • Controlling a Stage
    • Managing a Stage Boundary
    • Managing Product Delivery
    • Closing a Project
  • 7 PRINCE2 Themes
    • Business Case
    • Organization
    • Quality
    • Plans
    • Risk
    • Change
    • Progress
  • 7 PRINCE2 Principles
    • Continued Business Justification
    • Learn from Experience
    • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
    • Manage by Stages
    • Manage by Exception
    • Focus on Products
    • Tailor to Suit the Project Environment

Attendees will receive:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate


3 days | 39 PDUs

Course Outline:


  1. Course Introduction
  2. Overview of PRINCE2 & Principles
  3. Organization
  4. Starting up a Project
  5. Initiating a Project
  6. The Business Case
  7. Homework

Day 2

  • Review of Day 1
  • Quality
  • Plans and Product Based Planning
  • Risk
  • Directing a Project & Progress
  • Controlling a Stage & Progress
  • Homework – including practice exams

Day 3

  • Review of Day 2
  • Change
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project
  • PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

Class Size:

Limited to 15 students

Course Materials:

  • Accredited PRINCE2 course materials designed to help students understand the PRINCE2 method in depth
  • PRINCE2 manual: “Managing Successful Projects”
  • Accredited PRINCE2 Process Model

Target Audience:

  • Team Members
  • Team Managers
  • Project Support Staff
  • Project Executives
  • Anyone who needs to operate confidently in a PRINCE2 environment


  • Some experience of Project Management is useful
  • Participants will be required to complete approximately 20 hours of pre-course reading and exercises
  • Participants should expect to spend 2-3 hours per night reviewing and completing exercises during the course.

Exam Format:

  • Multiple choice examination questions
  • 75 questions per paper
  • Five questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  • 35 marks required (out of 70 available) to pass – 50%
  • Closed book
  • Exams are included in the training course.

Registration Information:

This course is offered publicly to individuals and in-house to groups of 8 to 14.

Attendees on this course are eligible to receive PDUs towards their PMI certification or renewal.

If you would like more information about PRINCE2, call 613-680-6111 x342.

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