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PRINCE2 Foundation

This is the first step in your PRINCE2 journey and can be used as a standalone qualification or as the key to unlocking your PRINCE2 Practitioner professional certification.

PRINCE2 is a globally recognised project management methodology. This certification aims to equip professionals with the knowledge to manage projects effectively. We include the exam and certification cost as part of the course bundle. 

Learn the PRINCE2 methodology to plan, manage and deliver projects.
PRINCE2® Foundation, Letter of Completion
21 Hours
$ 870
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What is the PRINCE2 Methodology?

Projects IN Controlled Environments 2 (PRINCE2) is a structured project management methodology emphasising organisation and control. It is designed to help you deliver projects on time, to scope, and within budget in controlled project environments.

This PRINCE2 Foundation course is aligned with the PRINCE2 6th Edition content. Your instructor is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner with real-industry experience.

Completing this PRINCE2 Foundation course and exam demonstrates that you understand the PRINCE2 method and have the skill set to work effectively in a project management team by planning, managing, and delivering projects within an environment supporting PRINCE2.

Get certified to establish your credibility as a project lead, gain global recognition, and get a head start to aim for higher-level certifications, such as PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Learning Outcomes and Content

This is a three-day course during which you will comprehensively address all the topics essential to effectively prepare for the PRINCE2 Foundation examination. The exam cost is included in the course fee.

Throughout the course you will cover the principles, processes, and themes of the PRINCE2 methodology. In addition, you will get to know project concepts relating to team roles and responsibilities, product management, and tailoring. You will receive:
  • Exam voucher allowing you to schedule the exam at your convenience
  • Access to Mock Tests and Case Studies
  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam samples
  • Exam application guidance

Browse more information about the course modules, learning objectives and exam structure.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this training, you will have learned:

  • Key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2 assessment criteria.
  • How the PRINCE2 principles underpin the project management methodology.
  • The associated themes and how they are applied throughout the project.
  • The processes that support PRINCE2 projects and how they are carried out.

Course Modules

Key Project Concepts
  • Overview of project management
  • Aspects of project performance
  • Overview of PRINCE2
  • Application, features, and advantages of PRINCE2
PRINCE2 Principles
  • The roles and responsibilities in the project
  • Continued Business Justification
  • Learn from experience
  • Manage by stages
  • Manage by Exception
  • Focus on Products
PRINCE2 Themes
  • Business case
  • Organization
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
PRINCE2 Processes
  • The purpose of PRINCE2 processes
  • The objective of PRINCE2 processes
  • The context of PRINCE2 processes
  • Starting Up a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project
Tailoring
  • Considerations for Organizational Adoption
  • Tailoring and Adopting PRINCE2
  • Documenting Tailoring
Exam Practice
  • Exam mock questions
  • Exam Tips & Tricks

PRINCE2 Foundation Student Pack

  • Support from Ireland’s premier project management authority.
  • Exam voucher that allows you to schedule your exam date at your convenience. 
  • Access to Mock Tests and Case Studies.
  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam samples.
  • Tips on answering exam questions successfully.
  • Exam application guidance.

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

  • Multiple choice questions (MCQs).
  • 60 questions on the Foundation exam.
  • Grade of 55% required to pass; 33 marks out of 60.
  • One hour’s (60 minutes) duration.
  • Closed book examination.
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How valuable is PRINCE2 Foundation?

The PRINCE2 methodology has been consistently popular for decades and there are over 1 million certified professionals worldwide. Obtaining a PRINCE2 certification gives you:

  • Global recognition.
  • Capability to manage any kind of project.
  • Better career prospects in any industry sector.
  • A supportive framework to tailor any project
  • Consistent language and terminology
  • Flexibility to adapt and combine with other methodologies
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This course is perfect for ...

  • Project managers and project teams operating within a PRINCE2 environment.
  • Aspiring project managers or anyone managing projects regardless of their job title.
  • Any professional looking for a career change to project management.
  • Other key staff in the design, development and delivery of projects, including project board members, team managers, project assurance, project support and operational line managers.

Not sure if this course is for you?  Schedule a call to speak with an educational adviser.

Why IPM?
Reputation & History
Project Management Expertise
Why Choose This Course?
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Reputation & History

  • Established in 1989 as a preeminent professional organisation dedicated to the project management discipline.
  • Trained over 40,000 Professionals and Certified over 6,000 Project Managers.
  • IPMA® Member Association.
  • Worked with over 500 different corporations.
  • Globally recognised certification body.
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Project Management Expertise

Unlike other organisations, which offer different training programs across many functional areas, the Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the disciplines of project, program, and portfolio management.

Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty of international subject-matter experts ranging from Project Directors to former Heads of PM Certification Authorities. Focusing solely on project management guarantees exceptional instruction and learning opportunities.

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Why Choose This Course?

  • This course gives you a crash course in the industry’s leading methodology and includes access to the most recent exam preparation content and AXELOS resources.
  • Our faculty of handpicked international experts will provide you with a variety of perspectives.
  • You will join a large and growing cohort of IPM Alumni.
  • The programme is practical and pulls from internationally respected methodologies.
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Globally Positioned

IPM is uniquely partnered with the world’s leading project management certification bodies: IPMA (Member Association & Certification Body), PMI (Authorised Training Partner), and PRINCE2® (Accredited Training Organisation).

We have also partnered with Ireland’s second largest University, Technological University (TU) Dublin, meaning we can offer Bachelor & Master’s levels programmes. This affiliation links us to the European University of Technology (EUt+).

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360° Learning Partner

  • Join our rapidly growing project management community of 25,000 followers.
  • Mentoring and Events– Get support for your career or help guide new project managers.
  • Volunteering – Gain project experience while helping the project management community.
  • Platform for your voice – Submit an article to our blog and showcase your writing.
  • Industry updates – Get the latest PM news and insights from global experts.

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I am glad I’ve chosen this institute over alternative programs on the market. Better understanding of PM methodologies and principles helped me not only generate a better job offer shortly after finishing this course but also be more confident and proactive. Looking forward to doing another course in the near future.
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Sean Halligan

Contract Deployment Manager - ESB Network
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Having the option to view recorded lectures really helped me. This course has already proven itself useful in my current role and will be invaluable in my project management career going forward
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Niall Gilligan

Project & Service Manager - Munich Re
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Fantastic courses provided by a diverse team who specialise in different aspects to Project Management. It gave me confidence to move forward in my career as a project manager and have recently recertified they are an organisation I trust.
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Jennie McBride

Billing & Cloud Platform Specialist - Thesaurus Software
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I recently completed a project management qualification through IPM and while the course content was comprehensive, it was manageable. Many of the lecturers are industry professionals whose real world experience is valuable and insightful.
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Caoimhe O'Brien

Senior Customer Success Manager - Medical Solutions
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I was very impressed with the course, and I thought that Richard was an excellent Trainer, who was extremely knowledgeable on the topic. I felt very engaged during the course and I stayed involved throughout. Similarly, the advice and guidance that he gave during the course were extremely helpful when it came to taking the exams, and the real-world examples that he used to illustrate the PRINCE2 approach helped to make the topic more tangible and easy to grasp.
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Johannes Berger

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It has been a great experience learning about Project Management as a student of the Institute of Project Management. The course was entirely online, which sometimes has its own challenges but the used tools were smooth and easy to use.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Need further information?

Find answers to your questions and everything you need to know about the course.

Is IPM PRINCE2 accredited?

Yes, we are. As a competitive educational organisation, our priority is to provide exceptional teaching, ensuring an enriching and meaningful learning experience for you. In alignment with this commitment, IPM holds the distinction of being an Axelos’ Accredited Training Organisation. This course offers exclusive and up-to-date content and contributes 21 PDUs to the record of your Continuous Professional Development.

How long does it take to complete PRINCE2 Foundation?

The training for PRINCE2 Foundation lasts three consecutive days. The exam can be booked at the learner’s discretion for a date that suits them best.

Can I do PRINCE2 Foundation without experience?

There are no prerequisites to taking the PRINCE2 Foundation course and exam.

How much does PRINCE2 Foundation cost?

We are one of the most competitive organisations providing this course. The course is €795 and includes the third-party examination fee.

In which countries is PRINCE2® certification recognised?

PRINCE2 certificates are among the most popular and sought-after project management credentials worldwide. It is the de-facto standard in the United Kingdom for project management methodologies. The PRINCE2 method is practised in 150+ countries in various roles and sectors.

PRINCE2 Foundation is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

What are the delivery formats available for this course?

  • Online. Classes typically run over three consecutive days online from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Do not worry about missing an online class – a recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time.
  • Classroom. Choose classes on campus for in-person learning with industry-expert lecturers. Classes run at the National College of Ireland (Dublin). Please note the scheduling of in-person classes is subject to demand.

What is included in the course fee?

The course fee includes access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings for a limited period of time, and unlimited follow-up support from our Student Support team.

Is PRINCE2 good for beginners?

The entry-level PRINCE2 Foundation certification is ideally suitable for aspiring project management professionals from various industry backgrounds. As such, prior knowledge or experience in project management is not required.

Is the course applicable to any industry?

Yes, the content of this course is suitable for various industry sectors. We have students from different backgrounds – such as engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, construction, IT and many others.

How will PRINCE2 help with my career?

This course curriculum is designed by certified PRINCE2 industry-experts to help you gain confidence to go forward in your career and show you have the skills to drive project results. IPM is an AXELOS’ Accredited Training Organization (ATO). Completing this training will support you in creating a structured study plan to ensure success on the day of the exam.

Many project-oriented roles require a project management certification such as PRINCE2 Foundation. Earning this certification could open the doors to new opportunities and might help you get a salary boost

Will recordings be available if I miss a class?

A recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.

What is the difference between PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner?

PRINCE2 Foundation provides the theoretical knowledge of how to plan, manage, and deliver projects from start to finish. PRINCE2 Practitioner extends the knowledge acquired at Foundation level to enable you to apply and tailor the method in a live environment.

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