• Solution Summary

    PRINCE2 is the established global approach to managing projects. It is generic – capable of being applied to any kind of project – and it is business-driven. Organisations that have adopted PRINCE2 have claimed that they have been able to achieve greater customer satisfaction during and at the end of projects, reduce costs and realise greater benefit from project deliverables.

    The PRINCE2 qualification is now established as an external competence measure by organisations throughout the world.

    This certified course is designed by one of the authors of PRINCE2. 


  • Who is it for?

    Project managers

    Team leaders

    Senior managers engaged in sponsoring projects

    Anyone who is, or is going to be, engaged in significant project work

  • Benefits

    Individuals will benefit by:

    Learning how to manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognized project management method.

    Ensuring that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives - rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.

    Promoting consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.

    Designing plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and Project Board, improving communication and control.

    Being able to mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.

    Organisations will benefit through:

    A shared and thoroughly understood language and approach to reporting which will save time and effort.

    Increased staff awareness of their roles and responsibilities in the project management life cycle.

    Utilization of an invaluable diagnostic tool, facilitating the assurance and assessment of project work, troubleshooting and audits.

    Ensuring stakeholders (including sponsors and resource providers) are properly represented in planning and decision making.

    Enabling more effective engagement of stakeholders in the process of project approval and management.

  • Features

    This 4½ day learning programme has been developed by a director of pearcemayfield and member of the PRINCE2 authoring team. It covers Foundation and Practitioner-level learning, and incorporates:

    The seven PRINCE2 Principles - the means to tailor intelligently the method to any project

    The seven Themes - Business Case, Organization, Plans, Quality, Progress, Change and Risk

    The seven PRINCE2 Processes - and how they enable a controlled environment from pre-project all the way through to project closure

    Tailoring PRINCE2 to the organizational environment

    Foundation and Practitioner examinations

    The course is designed in an integrated way, and the experienced course leader will take delegates through the material and the PRINCE2 manual in a logical and practical way.

    A running case study illustrates how to apply different elements.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:                                                                                                                            

    Many other approved training organsiations structure their training around explanation and understanding of the Foundation curriculum ONLY to begin with. Our experience is that this can lead to a dry and tedious ‘cramming’ of the subject matter so instead we coach at both Foundation and Practitioner levels right from the start. This provides delegates with a far richer learning experience by applying the method in realistic situations all the way through.

    The Foundation examination is taken on the afternoon of Day 4, followed by the Practitioner paper on Day 5.  Thus the Foundation Paper is an intermediate step on the Practitioner exam coaching journey.

  • Testimonials

    “Really 'top notch' and highly recommended. This is tough course and subject with a lot of info in a short period of time. First class venue, staff very friendly.” Public course delegate, London

    “I was expecting the course to be very deep and boring, however Richard kept us engaged throughout with experiences he had had which made the course enjoyable. His knowledge and training are the best I have ever come across.” NHS Wales delegate

    “Graham was fantastic. He ensured that we understood and any questions were answered (repeatedly!). He was very patient and explained the manual brilliantly, so we could both pass the exam and understand how Prince2 works in the real world. This was a fantastically run course which helped enlighten the Prince2 process and a tricky course manual. Absolutely invaluable experience and trainer. “  Public course delegate, Oxfordshire

    “It’s been a first class course of the highest standard. The trainer did a wonderful job of conveying the course material.”  Public course delegate, London

  • Pre-event preparation

    We include your personal copy of the PRINCE2 Manual in the registration fee, and this is sent to you in advance together with a pre-course workbook. Although not absolutely necessary, completion of this pre-course work is strongly advised. Delegates who complete this workbook before the course begins will find the whole experience much more comfortable, rewarding and enjoyable. 

  • What is included?

    All our materials are graphically designed using Richard E Mayer’s proven principles for multimedia learning. Our design philosophy has a focus on the learner at all times and we are constantly developing, revising and refining course and delegate materials in response to client and trainer feedback.

    "The materials provided to delegates are clear and consistent, and of an exceptionally high standard.  They evidence a thoughtful and thorough approach on the part of the author, supported by a high level of knowledge of, and experience in, the subject matter.  The Course Designer has done a very thorough and credit-worthy job in preparing this material."  (Accreditation body independent assessor)

    Materials included in your registration are:

    • Your own copy of Managing Successful Projects using PRINCE2 to mark and tab as you wish

    • Our acclaimed full colour Pre-course Workbook

    • Foundation and Practitioner Examination Registration

    • Stationery (foolscap pad, highlighters, pop tabs, pens & pencils)

    • Folder containing the course work and references

    • Certificate

    • Joining instructions, venue map and directions, syllabus and exam candidate guidance.

    • Refreshments and lunches are included.

    A fully residential option is also available at our Oxford venue with study bedroom ensuite, breakfast and dinner


  • Examinations

    Foundation Level

    The purpose of the Foundation level exam is to test whether you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2.  A pass at Foundation level is also a pre-requisite for sitting the practitioner certification.

    Exam 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.

    Practitioner Level

    The Practitioner level examination tests your sufficiency of understanding in how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 in a given scenario situation.

    Exam Format:

    Objective testing

    8 questions - 10 question items per question, each worth one mark

    44 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 55%

    Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) duration with no additional reading time

    Open book exam (official PRINCE2 manual only).

What do I do next?

Book online now, or if your organisation is a member of our Platinum Club, contact them to reserve your place on this premier training experience. Places are strictly limited to ensure the best quality delegate experience.

This event can also be delivered as an in-house course on a client’s own site, exclusively for their team.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss your needs in more detail with a member of our team please call us free on 0800 052 1600 or email info@pearcemayfield.com.

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Oxfordshire, near Witney Eynsham Hall 07 – 11 Dec 2015 9:00AM – 5:00PM £1,295.00

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