Foundation Course

This course provides each participant with a solid Foundation in PRINCE2 concepts.

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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.

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 organisations.

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

Anyone wishing to round out their resume with a formal internationally recognised 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:




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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;

Interactive activities and quizzes in every session to ensure you have absorbed PRINCE2;

Guidance on how to prepare for the Foundation Exam, with lots of practice through 2 online Foundation Exam simulators.

Course Outline

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

Exam Preparation:

  1. Foundation Exam Guidance
  2. Foundation Exam simulator 1
  3. Foundation Exam simulator 2
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:

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 examination is 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 examination.

Your course fee allows for a “one time” sitting at the examination. 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 Foundation course is self-contained; students will not need the reference manual to pass the Foundation examination

Follow-on Courses

We recommend that those who have completed the Foundation course should move on to the PRINCE2 Practitioner course as soon as possible, while their knowledge of PRINCE2 remains fresh.

The most economical way to take both Foundation and Practitioner courses is by purchasing the PRINCE2 Combined Foundation and Practitioner course.

We also recommend our Agile project management courses.

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