Practitioner Course

This course provides each participant with a Practitioner understanding of how to apply PRINCE2 in realistic project scenarios and adapt PRINCE2 to different project environments.

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PRINCE2 Practitioner

The Practitioner Course 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 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.


Participants must have successfully completed our PRINCE2 Foundation course. Candidates for the Practitioner Exam must have already passed the Foundation Exam.

Course Content

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 covering all PRINCE2 elements are included throughout the training.

Course Outline

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

Course Modules:

  1. Practitioner Seminar

Exam preparation:

  1. How to prepare for the Practitioner Exam
  2. How to use the sample Practitioner Exams

Professional Development

Candidates who pass the Practitioner exam are entitled to style themselves as a “Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner” on CVs and business cards.

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

For AIPM CPD points, check here;

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 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
  • Yes/No
  • Matching
  • Sequencing

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 examination is conducted by PeopleCert, subject to their terms and conditions.

EZY Skills will book your examination 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 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.

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 accessed 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 than 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 beneficial.

Providers of 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 the reference manual they may have ordered.

Follow-on Courses

We also recommend our Agile project management courses.

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