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Learn to speak the universal language of project management
Ideal if you're a project manager or involved in the delivery of projects
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Why is this course right for you?
PRINCE2® is the world's most respected and widely-used project management method.
It's a prerequisite for many project management careers, and is used across 111 countries by both public and private sector organisations, including the UK government.
It defines a logical, strategic step-by-step approach to successful project management that can be adapted to projects of any size, type, complexity, industry or location, ensuring that you deliver high-quality projects that are on time and within budget, every time.
In this flexible online PRINCE2® 6th Edition Foundation course, you'll master the essentials of the PRINCE2 method, learning at your own pace with unlimited support from your personal PRINCE2 tutor.
Course Details for PRINCE2® Foundation
You don't need any experience or qualifications to enrol on this introductory PRINCE2 course, but some experience of working with a project environment would be helpful.
If you already hold a project management qualification, you might be able to skip this level and go straight to the advanced PRINCE2 Practitioner course.
If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.
Your course is fully online, delivered through engaging bite-sized lessons and interactive exercises.
You'll learn the essentials of the PRINCE2 method, allowing you to work confidently within PRINCE2 projects and advance to PRINCE2 Practitioner.
You’ll learn the seven aspects you must address throughout a project in order to stay on track.
Business case - what value will the project bring to the organisation?
Organisation - how will the project team's individual roles and responsibilities be defined?
Plans - what steps will we take to develop our plans and apply the PRINCE2 techniques?
Risk - how will we address uncertainties in our plans and environment?
Quality - what are the project's quality requirements, and how will we deliver them?
Change - how will we assess and address unforeseen issues?
Progress - how will we assess the performance of the project and decide how/if it should continue?
You’ll understand the seven processes that are overseen by a project manager.
Starting up a project
Initiating a project
Controlling a stage
Managing product delivery
Managing a stage boundary
Directing a project
Closing a project
You’ll learn the seven principles and best practices that a project should adhere to.
Continued business justifications
Learn from experience
Defined roles and responsibilities
Manage by stages
Manage by exception
Focus on products
Tailor to suit the project environment
For full details of what you’ll learn on this course, download our PRINCE2 Foundation course guide.
You'll be assessed through a secure 60-minute online proctored exam.
You'll answer 60 questions and need 33/60 correct to achieve the 55% pass mark.
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We’re the UK’s most trusted online learning provider, rated Excellent from more than 10,000 independent student reviews.
We've been pioneers in distance learning for 130 years, and we're trusted to develop star performers at some of the world's most renowned organisations, including Amazon and the NHS.
Our PRINCE2 courses are accredited by PeopleCert & Axelos, the official awarding organisations of PRINCE2, so your qualification will be recognised and respected worldwide.
Plus, our highly flexible course structure, unlimited support, and interest-free* payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your work, family and life.
That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.
PRINCE2 Foundationis the perfect starting point. It has no entry requirements and covers the essential knowledge required to understand the PRINCE2 method.
PRINCE2 Practitioner will teach you to adapt and apply the PRINCE2 framework to varied projects and allow you to become a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner.
It's ideal if you've already completed PRINCE2 Foundation (2009 or 6th Edition), or if you hold one of the following qualifications.
Project Management Institute (PMI):
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)®
PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
International Project Management Association (IPMA):
After passing the Foundation exam, your Foundation Certification will be valid forever.
After passing the Practitioner exam, you're eligible to become a PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner.
If you don't apply for Registered Practitioner status, you'll still be PRINCE2 qualified and can use 'PRINCE2® Practitioner' (rather than 'PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner') on your CV, business cards, and elsewhere.
Your comprehensive online course covers everything you need to know to understand the PRINCE2 method and excel in your Foundation exam.
When you’re ready to take your exam, you’ll be given access to an ebook copy of Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 6th Edition to help with your exam revision.
You'll also benefit from:
Unlimited expert tutor support online and by phone
PRINCE2 Foundation exam simulator
A case study including examples of a PRINCE2 project and documents
A comprehensive collection of PRINCE2 document templates
A digital PRINCE2 process map
A glossary of PRINCE2 terminology
Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.
There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.
As an ICS Learn student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have:
Unlimited support online or by phone
Interactive online learning designed by project management and online learning experts
24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
Student forums to network and share advice with other learners
In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand
You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:
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1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team
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If you’re funding the course yourself, our flexible monthly payment plans allow you to spread the cost of your monthly instalments.
If your employer is funding all or part of your course, we can invoice them directly for your course fees – just let your course advisor know and we’ll arrange everything.
Get in touch with our PRINCE2 Advisors on +44 141 404 6595.
They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with a flexible monthly payment plan.
If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.
Your payments will be charged in GBP. The monthly payments listed in your local currency are an estimate based on the current exchange rate from xe.com.
This means that the amount you’ll pay each month in your local currency may vary based on the current exchange rate.
Your bank may use a different exchange rate from the one listed here, or charge a fee for converting your payments into GBP; we’d advise that you speak to your bank directly for more details.
Build on your core project management skills with PRINCE2®.
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