This five-day programme uses a unique structure, a 3+ 1+ 1 day format to ensure a balance is achieved between gaining a proper understanding of the principles of PRINCE2 and the chances of passing the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination. WWP boasts a 90% pass rate for the Practitioner Examination delivered in this way compared to the national average of 66%.
Days 1 -3: Participants will be provided with a copy of the PRINCE2 Manual and a pre-programme study pack prior to attending days 1 to 3 and will be expected to complete at least eight hours of directed self-study using these. In addition, up to two hours of self-study on the evening of the first and second day will be required (prior knowledge and experience of PRINCE2 may lessen this time). Formal presentation is blended with group and individual practical exercises to reinforce learning and enable participants to benefit from others experience whilst preparing for the examinations. There will also be time for discussion and clarification of any issues.
Day 4: After a break of approximately one week for self study, participants return to take the Foundation Examination in which most participants are able to score at least 80%. They will spend the remaining time dedicated to preparation and technique for the Practitioner Examination.
Day 5: After a break of approximately another week, participants will spend the morning doing final exam preparation and will take the Practitioner examination in the afternoon. After passing the examination and becoming a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner, all Practitioners are required to pass a short re-registration examination 3 to 5 years afterwards to maintain this status.
This programme includes a copy of the PRINCE2 Manual, slides, accompanying notes, pre-course study pack, Practitioner exam preparation pack and entry to the Foundation and Practitioner examination.
Performance Based Objectives
Recognise, understand and adopt the proven good project management practice embodied in PRINCE2
Gain the best possible preparation for taking the Foundation examination
Understand how the PRINCE2 process model fits together
Understand the context and main function of each process
Understand the main ideas underlying each component
Understand the uses of each component and the techniques described in PRINCE2
Programme Developed For:
Anyone involved in project work needing an in depth understanding of PRINCE2 up to the standard of the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination, In particular, Project Managers, Team Leaders and Managers, Project Assurance and Project Support roles working in a PRINCE2 environment. Those intending to play a role in a project conducted in accordance with PRINCE2 or advise an organisation on implementing PRINCE2. Guidance is available from our Project Specialists for those uncertain about attending this programme as their first interface with project management.
Introduction & Objectives
Business and Projects
Management of Risk Component
Initiating a Project
Overview of PRINCE2 Processes and Components
Configuration Management Component
Controlling a Stage, Managing Product Delivery and Managing Stage Boundaries
Business Case Component
Quality in a Project Environment
Closing a Project
Benefits of PRINCE2
The Planning Process
Foundation and Practitioner Examinations
Some experience of working in a project management environment, or at least a good understanding of the principles and uses of project management.