Foundation & Practitioner Course

The Combined course blends our Foundation course and Practitioner seminar. Each participant is first provided with a solid Foundation in PRINCE2 concepts, and is then advanced to a Practitioner understanding of how to apply PRINCE2 in realistic project scenarios and adapt PRINCE2 to different project environments.

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PRINCE2 Foundation

The Foundation Course will:

Provide detailed explanations of PRINCE2’s integrated elements and their relationships.

Explain how to use the Process Model to assemble Stage Plans.

Provide careful and detailed preparation for the Foundation Exam.


The Practitioner Seminar will:

Expand the participant’s understanding of the principles and philosophies underpinning PRINCE2.

Provide participants with exposure to how PRINCE2 is applied in different project environments.

Explain how PRINCE2 can be effectively applied to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario.

Provide careful and detailed preparation for the Practitioner Exam.

Who Should Enroll?

Experienced Project Managers who need to be able to work effectively in a PRINCE2 environment.

First-time and ‘accidental’ Project Managers in need of a method to help manage projects of different types and sizes.

‘Centre of excellence’ staff who need a solid understanding of PRINCE2 to tailor the method for their organizations.

Project and program support staff wanting to learn how to effectively operate in a PRINCE2 environment.

Anyone wishing to round out their resume with a formal internationally recognized project management certification.


We strongly recommend that participants without hands-on experience as a project manager consider our “Fundamentals of Project Management” course.

Otherwise, there are no prerequisites for the course.

Course Content

The Foundation Course covers:

The origin of PRINCE2, where it fits, and its integrated elements;

The PRINCE2 Principles and how they empower the project team;

The PRINCE2 Themes, or approaches to critical aspects of project management, including:













The PRINCE2 Process Model, its flow of control and information, the roles involved and their activities, and how to assemble the elements of the Process Model to form Stage Plans;

Guidance on how to tailor PRINCE2 to suit project needs, and how to embed PRINCE2 into the organisational context of projects;

Hands on activities, discussions, role plays, quizzes and mind maps in every session to ensure you have absorbed PRINCE2;

Guidance on how to prepare for the Foundation Exam, with lots of practice.

The Practitioner Seminar is a scenario-based training course focusing on the application of PRINCE2 under different project environments and scenarios. Review and revision sessions of all PRINCE2 elements are included throughout the training.

We have developed a full set of Practitioner-style exam questions based on a realistic scenario, to provide even more opportunity to apply and learn PRINCE2.

Course Outline

Information Sessions:
  1. About the course
  2. About the exams
  3. Contact and Support
  4. Tour of the eLearning interface

Foundation Exam Preparation:

  1. Foundation Exam Guidance
  2. Foundation Exam simulator 1
  3. Foundation Exam simulator 2
Practitioner Course Modules:
  1. Practitioner Seminar
Practitioner Exam Preparation:
  1. How to prepare for the Practitioner Exam
  2. How to use the sample Practitioner Exams
Foundation Course Modules:
  1. Introducing PRINCE2
  2. Principles
  3. Organisation Theme
  4. Business Case Theme
  5. Risk Theme
  6. Starting Up a Project Process
  7. Directing a Project Process
  8. Progress Theme
  9. Plans Theme
  10. Quality Theme
  11. Initiating a Project Process
  12. Managing a Stage Boundary Process
  13. Controlling a Stage Process
  14. Managing Product Delivery Process
  15. Change Theme
  16. Closing a Project Process
  17. Foundation Course Closure

Professional Development

Successful completion of this course may entitle you to credits in various professional development programmes:


For AIPM CPD points, check here;


For For PMI PDUs, check here;

Anyone interested in continuing professional development and ongoing access to PRINCE2-related resources may join the MyPRINCE2 scheme offered by AXELOS. For more information check here.

Certification Exam

The Foundation Exam is a 1 hour closed book exam. There are 60 classical multiple-choice questions. To pass the exam, a candidate must correctly answer 33 (55%) or more of the questions.

The Practitioner Exam is a 2½ hour, open manual, scenario-based multiple-choice exam. The candidate must provide responses to questions presented in the following styles:

Classical multiple choice

There are 68 questions. To pass the exam, a candidate must correctly answer 38 (55%) or more of the questions.

Candidates for the Practitioner Exam must have already passed the Foundation Exam.

The examinations will be conducted by PeopleCert, subject to their terms and conditions.

EZY Skills will book your examinations with PeopleCert. PeopleCert will then contact you by email and ask you to register in their candidate system. They will also let you know how to schedule the date and time you wish to take your examinations.

Your course fee allows for a “one time” sitting at each of the examinations. Please be aware that if you schedule an examination with PeopleCert but do not take that examination as scheduled, PeopleCert will charge you an additional fee for the examination. You will not be able to reschedule a missed examination until this additional fee has been paid.

Reference Manuals

Each Practitioner course makes frequent references to sections in the relevant reference manual. In addition, a Practitioner exam candidate is permitted to access the reference manual during the exam; in fact, the examiner expects that the candidate does have access. So EzySkills strongly recommends that Practitioner exam candidates have access to a copy of the reference manual during the exam.
Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
Only the official reference manual may be used; not a photocopy. The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed to be access in the Practitioner examination.

Note that this does not require the candidate to purchase a copy of the reference manual for themselves. It may be possible for a candidate to borrow a clean copy of the reference manual from a previous candidate or from a corporate or public library.

A certification course does not cover all of the content in the corresponding reference manual. Delegates would find that having access to a copy of the reference manual in the workplace after the course would be an invaluable resource. Most people find that the level of knowledge required to pass a certification exam is somewhat lower that that required to actually apply the material just learned in the workplace. Even people with a great deal of experience using the material find that there are occasions when access to the reference manual is necessary.

Reference Manuals:

For reference manuals relating to Axelos courses, the best source is:
TSO Bookshop
Most reference manuals are also available on
Used copies of reference manuals may be available on eBay or similar sites.

Delivery timeframes:

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, delivery times for hardcopy reference manuals are currently much longer than normal. Students are advised not to schedule their Practitioner exam in advance of receipt of any reference manual they may have ordered.

Follow-on Courses

We recommend our Agile project management courses.

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