Overview

Course summary

This accredited project management course provides you with a complete walkthrough of the PRINCE2® terminology as defined in Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®, the official manual of the method published by the Cabinet Office in 2017.

"Projects bring together resources, skills, technology and ideas to achieve business objectives and deliver business benefits. Good project management helps to ensure that risks are identified and managed appropriately, and objectives and benefits are achieved within budget, within time and to the required quality."  (Cabinet Office website)

Our PRINCE2® courses run throughout the year, usually with at least one course per month. Courses run either on weekdays or Saturdays, based on the published schedule.

At the end of the course you will take a one-hour multiple choice test, which leads to the official PRINCE2® Foundation certificate.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, you should familiarise yourself with the methods manual and study for around 10 hours before the first day of training. You will also need to study between training days.

Your career

Project management is a modern career that is so generic it is applicable to any business sector. The presence of PRINCE2® certification has now become a minimum requirement for many CVs. For many, the certificate is a career-changing opportunity that leads to project management or consultancy work in one of the large UK or international government or non-government organisations.

The following sought-after skills will become part of your CV: PRINCE2® Foundation, product-based planning, risk management.

What's included in the course price?

The course price includes:

  • all training
  • the official manual Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® (2017), which will be posted to you when you've registered and paid for the course 
  • further course materials provided via Blackboard
  • exam(s)

In addition, no VAT is payable on our short courses. Please note that re-sits are not included in the course fee.

Discounts and offers

Book the Foundation course together with the associated PRINCE2® Practitioner course for a discounted fee of £1,095.

Course structure

The Foundation course introduces the basics behind the PRINCE2® process-based method and prepares you for the test that leads to the PRINCE2® Foundation certificate.

The course begins by exploring the increasing importance of projects in today’s world before discussing what a project is, why projects fail and what the role of the project manager is. We will then introduce the structure of PRINCE2®, which consists of its principles, themes, processes and the idea of tailoring the method to its environment, before we expand on and explain each one of these elements in turn.

The topics covered include:

  • what is project management
  • the PRINCE2® principles and themes
  • starting up a project
  • initiating a project
  • the business case
  • the project organisation
  • project planning
  • risks and quality
  • controlling a stage
  • managing product delivery
  • change and progress
  • directing a project
  • closing a project

Accreditations

PRINCE2® is accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.

The University of Westminster is also a Peoplecert Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for PRINCE2®.

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Course delivery

Teaching and assessment

This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom using a mixture of lectures and tutorials. It is taught and examined in English.

The course requires a first pass of all the material in the official manual, so it is important that you do some reading before the course starts. We will provide you with pre-course material that explains what reading is expected before beginning the course. Pre-course work is expected to take approximately 15 hours. We also provide access to our online learning environment, Blackboard, before the course starts.

The course consists of a series of classroom lectures and group exercises. The lectures introduce the method’s terminology, then we will discuss case studies to explain how to use the method in practice. Candidates are given a scenario, which will allow them to apply the method during the training sessions using group exercises.

We will provide supplementary learning material via Blackboard. At the end of each day we will use multiple-choice questions to remind us of the day’s learning and to prepare us for the certificate exam.

The exam takes place on Day 3, at 3pm, and is a one-hour multiple-choice test that leads to the official PRINCE2® Foundation certificate. The pass rate at University of Westminster is 96%.

Our tutors

All our trainers are experienced lecturers and experts in the area of project management. They are all Peoplecert-accredited trainers.

One or more of the following trainers will be delivering your course:

Booking

Book the Foundation course together with the associated PRINCE2® Practitioner course for a discounted fee of £1,095.

Start date
Day
Time
Duration
Price
18
Mar
2020

Part

Wednesday to Friday

Time


9.30am to 5pm

Duration

3 days

Price

£635

21
Mar
2020

Part

Saturdays

Day and time


9.30am to 5pm

Duration

3 days

Price

£635

6
Apr
2020

Part

Monday to Wednesday

Day and time


9.30am to 5pm

Duration

3 days

Price

£635

15
Apr
2020

Part

Wednesday to Friday

Day and time


9.30am to 5pm

Duration

3 days

Price

£635

4
May
2020

Part

Monday to Wednesday

Day and time


9.30am to 5pm

Duration

3 days

Price

£635

11
May
2020

Part

Monday to Wednesday

Day and time


9.30am to 5pm

Duration

3 days

Price

£635

16
May
2020

Part

Saturdays

Day and time


9.30am to 5pm

Duration

3 days

Price

£635

FAQs

The maximum number of delegates that we can accept on either the Foundation or Practitioner course is 22.

Unfortunately not. Our PRINCE2® courses are extremely popular and we operate a first-come, first-served policy. So, to ensure you don’t miss out, we would recommend booking as soon as possible.

Postponements and cancellations are considered in line with our terms and conditions. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

In the unlikely event that the course you have registered for is cancelled, you will be offered a place on a different date or a full refund.

The exam board Peoplecert will email you your results within two weeks of the exam.

E-certificates are issued by PeopleCert on successful completion of exams and are available via the PeopleCert candidate portal. Access to this portal will be provided approximately one week prior to the exam date. Hard copies of certificates are available for order from PeopleCert via your candidate portal.

You will be offered one-to-one feedback by one of our accredited trainers.

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Location

This course is taught at our Marylebone Campus in central London, within easy walking distance of Regent's Park and Marylebone High Street.

 Accessibility: Together with AccessAble, we have created online Disabled Access Guides for our buildings.