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PRINCE2 Foundation

PRINCE2® is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. PRINCE2® is recognized as a world-class international product and is the de facto standard method for project management throughout the world. The PRINCE2® method is in the public domain, offering nonproprietary, best practice guidance on project management. 

The PRINCE2® Foundation qualification is the first of two PRINCE2® qualifications required to become a Registered PRINCE2® Practitioner.  

The PRINCE2® Foundation course will provide delegates with a detailed knowledge of the PRINCE2® methodology including the seven processes, seven themes and seven principles central to running a project using the PRINCE2® method. The successful completion of the Foundation exam will give the delegate a recognized Foundation qualification. The Foundation level measures whether a delegate would be able to act as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2® method within a project environment supporting PRINCE2®.

Following the completion of the course participants will be able to: 

  • Learn, understand and use the most important concepts of the PRINCE2® method. 
  • Monitor a project within the boundaries of the Project Plan. 
  • Participate effectively in a project in accordance with the PRINCE2® method. 
  • Describe the purpose and major content of all roles, the seven themes, the seven processes and the sub-processes, and the seven principles. 
  • State which management products are input to, or output from, the seven processes. 
  • State the main purpose, and key contents, of the major management products. 
  • State the relationships between processes, deliverables, roles and the management dimensions of a project. 
  • Pass the Foundation Exam. 
  • Lay a firm Foundation knowledge to allow delegates to move onto Practitioner Level. 
  • Understand the level of responsibility, authority and accountability held by those involved in the project. 
  • Articulate the steps needed to guide the project through controlled, well- managed and visible sets of activities to achieve the desired results.
  • New and experienced project staff 
  • Consultants/contract staff operating in a PRINCE2® environment 
  • Project Managers 
  • Program Managers 
  • Team Managers and support staff 
  • Staff that will have a defined role within a project team operating in a PRINCE2® environment.

Delegates should have some understanding of Project Management but there is no formal prerequisite for the Foundation qualification.

The PRINCE2® Foundation examination is aiming to measure whether a candidate would be able to act as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2® methodology within a project environment supporting PRINCE2®.  

Examination Format:

  • Multiple choice 
  • 75 questions per paper 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores 
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50% 
  • 60 minutes duration 
  • Closed book.
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