Prince2® Foundation

Prince2® is an internationally recognised project management certification. Prince2 Foundation Certifcate (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is recognised by employers as best practice delivery for all types of projects worldwide. The Prince2® foundation is an entry level certification designed to enable those working in a project environment to understand how projects work within the business setting and is suitable for all levels. Following the Prince2® principles, it allows for a common and consistent understanding of the project environment, providing best practice guidance to those working with the project manager to successfully deliver projects. Introduced in 1989, Prince2® has been adapted by many government bodies (e.g. UK and Irish Governments) and organisations (PwC, Intel) as the de facto methodology for managing projects.


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Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for anybody who manages (or would like to manage) projects. Prince2® provides a structured methodology for small or large scale projects. It covers the management, control and organisation of a project. It is a highly desirable qualification in both the public and private sectors, providing a solid framework to succeed in delivering projects.

Results for you

  • Internationally recognised qualification in project management
  • Improved employability in both public and private sectors
  • Improved project management confidence and delivery of projects
  • Membership of the Prince2® community, who all following the same principle
  • Ability to deliver the projects that organisations actually needs
  • Development of your own project management career

The course price includes 1 sitting of the Prince2 exam. It is not possible to purchase the Prince2 Foundation or Practitioner exam without purchasing the course.

This provides:

  • Course designed and content produced by an experienced Prince2 trainer and Project Manager
  • All content ratified by Axelos Ltd ( is a certified Prince2® Training Organisation accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos)
  • Over 9 hours of instructor led videos
  • Over 400 test questions and rationale
  • Downloadable cheat sheets
  • In depth chapter by chapter exam tips and advice
  • Two downloadable sample exams with rationale
  • Online tutor support for queries, clarifications, questions and answers
  • Delegate specific study plan with online support
  • Exam booking (cost of exam not included)

For more cost savings, we would recommend purchasing the Prince2® Foundation and Practitioner Course Pack

Core Subjects

  • Introduction
  • Project Management with Prince2®
  • Principles
  • Tailoring and Adopting Prince2®
  • Introduction to Prince2® Themes
  • Business Case
  • Organisation
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
  • Introduction to Processes
  • Starting Up A Project
  • Directing A Project
  • Initiating A Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing A Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

There are 3 options to take the Prince2® Foundation exam:

  1. Paper based, at the StudyOnline offices in Naas and Maynooth (Ireland)
  2. Online
  3. Public Prince2® examination centres

The format is the same for all exam options. It is a closed book 60 multiple choice questions format. Duration is 60 minutes. The pass mark is 55%.

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