1Course Overview

PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner

Course code: PR005

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This course will incorporate a variety of different topics giving you invaluable insights into working within the industry. Starting with the Foundation component, you'll be introduced to the factors involved in managing a project such as stakeholder involvement, team structure and product based planning. Progressing onto the Practitioner side, you will then complete your studies learning about the more advanced progresses involved. 

  • A flexible study alternative completed at your own pace with no strict deadlines or timetabling. 
  • The bookmarking system means you can study in easy steps and pick up wherever you left off- allowing you to fit studying around your work commitments. 
  • Benefit from a FREE CV writing service after you have completed your studies. 
  • From when you enrol, our award-winning tutors will be on hand to offer guidance to help you progress within your studies.  
  • Save time and money with combining two courses in one!

Home learning is simple and stress-free! Enrol today and join the 60,000 students who have chosen Open Study College to improve their prospects. 

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2Course Content
PRINCE2 Foundation - Course Content
Session 1 - Introduction
  • Unit 1: Introduction to PRINCE2
Unit 2: Overview and Principles
  • What is a project?
  • Introduction to:
  • Themes
  • Processes
  • Principles
Unit 3: Organisation
  • Four levels of management
  • Project Management team structure – Project Board
  • Project Management team structure - Project Assurance
  • Project Management team structure – Project Manager
  • Project Management Team
  • Scalability
  • Stakeholders
Unit 4: Business Case
  • Business justification and development path
  • Outputs, Outcomes and Benefits
  • Business Case
  • Benefits review plan
  • IP – Detail
Unit 5: Plans
  • Three Levels of Plan
  • Project Plan
  • Stage and Team Plans
  • PRINCE2 approach to plans
Unit 6: Product Based Planning
  • What is product based planning?
  • Create a simple PBS
  • Create a simple PFD
Unit 7: Quality
  • What is quality?
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Management System and quality planning
  • Quality Audit Trail
  • Quality Review Technique
Unit 8: Risk
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Management Procedure
  • Risk appetite, tolerance and budget
Unit 9: Progress
  • Management Stages
  • Technical Stages
  • Tolerance
  • Project Board Controls
Unit 10: Change
  • Configuration Management
  • Issue and Change Management
Unit 11: Processes SU and IP
  • SU-IP overview
  • SU – Detail
Unit 12: Processes CS and MP
  • CS/ MP Introduction
  • CS – Monitoring and control
  • CS – Issue Management
Unit 13: Processes DP, SB and CP
  • Directing a project
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Closing a project
Unit 14: Exam Tips
  • Exam Objectives
  • Exam Paper
  • Exception Plans
  • Training
PRINCE2 Practitioner - Course Content
  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Exam Technique and how to use the manual
  • Unit 3:Processes SU and IP
  • Unit 4:Processes CS and MP
  • Unit 5:Processes DP, SB, CP
  • Unit 6: Business Case
  • Unit 7: Organisation, team and processes
  • Unit 8: Quality Theme
  • Unit 9: Plans Theme
  • Unit 10: Risk Theme
  • Unit 11: Change Theme
  • Unit 12: Progress Theme
3Other Information


This course is assessed by an online multiple-choice examination for the Foundation level and a 2 hour 30 minute examination for the Practitioner level.  

The Foundation level exam takes 60 minutes and requires you to answer 60 questions. You will need to answer 33 of the 60 graded questions (55%) correctly to pass the Foundation level exam.

The Practitioner level exam can be taken at home or at work by choosing a remote proctor service, which requires a working webcam and microphone on your computer. The examination consists of 8 objective questions and is open book. Students must gain 38 marks (55%) in order to pass the Practitioner level exam. You will have the opportunity to work on a mock paper to prepare for the examination.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 25 hours to complete. You can start at any time and work at your own pace from home.

Study Method

The PRINCE2 course is an high-quality interactive course including audio and animation features. It includes access to a virtual learning environment where you can find resources, support videos and discussion forums. You will also be able to take mock exam quizzes after each session to ensure your progress. You will also receive a textbook for the Practitioner part of the course.

Full tutor support is provided throughout your course via phone, email and live interactive sessions.

Course Outcomes

The PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is a benchmark of quality. PRINCE2 is widely recognised as the international standard in Project Management.

Completion of PRINCE2 at Foundation and Practitioner level demonstrates to employers that you have taken sufficient training to apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method to a wide range of project management situations, and have a high degree of project management skills.

The PRINCE2 courses on this page are offered by Training Bytesize, an Accredited Training Organisation of AXELOS Limited. PRINCE2® is a (registered) trade mark of Axelos Limited. All rights reserved.


Your Questions Answered

What skills do I need to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?

All course content is provided as part of the interactive course package, plus a textbook. Your exam fee's are also included within this bundle. 

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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