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PRINCE2 Certification

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What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a project management methodology that is used worldwide. It provides a structured approach to managing projects of any size or complexity, and is designed to be adaptable for various types of projects. PRINCE2 certification is issued by AXELOS and is recognised globally.

PRINCE2 benefits many industries including IT, construction, finance, marketing, the public sector, and healthcare. The methodology benefits complex projects with multiple stakeholders and significant risks. By using a structured approach to project management, PRINCE2 can help an organisation to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to a high-quality standard.

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Authorized Training Organisations (ATO)

PRINCE2 is overseen by AXELOS, a global company specialising in accreditation services. PRINCE2 training courses are only provided by approved organisations, known as Authorized Training Organisations (ATOs). ATOs undergo an extensive screening process to ensure their competency, and are continuously monitored by AXELOS even after being approved.

IPM has been an ATO since March 2023, meaning that our course content and instructors are approved by AXELOS.

PRINCE2 Foundation

PRINCE2 Foundation is the entry-level certification in the PRINCE2 certification programme. It is designed to give individuals a basic understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology, and culminates in an exam.

The PRINCE2 Foundation certification course is perfect for project managers and professionals team settings; aspiring project managers looking to develop their skills; professionals in project design, development, and delivery; and
anyone considering project management as a career.


Proof of previous qualifications is not required to enrol, but you must attend a training course from one of AXELOS’ Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs).

Exam Overview

The exam is closed-book lasting one hour.  It is comprised of 60 questions.

You need to secure a minimum of 55% to pass the exam, i.e., you must get 33 questions correct.



There are three types of questions

  • Multiple-choice questions will have four potential answers, and you will be asked to select one.
  • Missing word questions will ask you to complete the sentence by filling in the correct missing word.
  • True/False questions will give a list of four statements, you will have to select the two correct ones.

The  cost/fee may vary depending on the training organisation and exam location. IPM’s course fee includes the exam.

PRINCE2 Practitioner

PRINCE2 Practitioner is an advanced-level certification that builds on the knowledge and skills gained from the PRINCE2 Foundation certification. It applies the PRINCE2 methodology to real-world projects and culminates in an exam.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner certification course is perfect for the project managers and teams in a PRINCE2 environment; high-ranking professionals in project design, development, and delivery; and anyone who wants to advance their career prospects with a project management certification.

To take exam, you must have previously passed one of the following exams:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • IPMA Levels A, B, C, and D
Basic Details

The exam is open-book lasting two and a half hours. It is comprised of 68 questions.

The candidate needs to secure a minimum of 55% to pass the exam, i.e., you must get 38 questions correct.


All questions in the exam are in a multiple-choice or matching format.

  • Multiple choice will give a brief scenario followed by a question, you must select one of the four potential answers.
  • Matching questions carry three marks and three pieces of information are provided, and you must select an answer for each from a list of five or six options.

The cost/fee may vary depending on the training organisation and the exam location. IPM’s PRINCE2 Practitioner course includes the exam and certification without additional cost.

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Quality-Assured PRINCE2 Training

IPM offers the PRINCE2 Foundation course  and the PRINCE2 Practitioner course. Both courses are delivered by certified trainers with extensive experience in the field. Courses include practical exercises, case studies, and mock tests.

As an Axelos Accredited Training Organization, IPM’s courses contain the most exclusive and up-to-date content, contributing 21.0 PDUs to your Continuous Professional Development record.

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