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PRINCE2 Foundation

The Foundation Level certification is ideal for aspiring project managers and project teams seeking a well-known methodology to work effectively within a PRINCE2 project environment.

Develop your project management theoretical knowledge with a focus on defined team roles, a strong structure, and the concept of tailoring. 

Learn the PRINCE2 methodology to plan, manage and deliver projects.
Certificate of Completion, PRINCE2® Foundation
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What is the PRINCE2 Methodology?

PRINCE2 is a structured project management method emphasising organisation and control. This method is designed to help you deliver projects on time, to scope and within budget in controlled project environments.  

This PRINCE2 Foundation course is aligned with the latest updates of the PRINCE2 Foundation 6th Edition exam. Your instructor is a certified PRINCE2 practitioner with real-industry experience.  

Completing this PRINCE2 Foundation course and exam demonstrates an understanding of the PRINCE2 method, and the skill set to work effectively in a project management team planning, managing and delivering projects within an environment supporting PRINCE2.  

Get certified to establish your credibility as a project lead, gain global recognition and get a head start to aim for higher-level certifications, such as PRINCE2 Practitioner. 

What will I learn?

This PRINCE2 exam preparation course covers the seven principles, processes, and themes of the PRINCE2 methodology as well as essential concepts about team roles and responsibilities, product management, and tailoring. You will receive:
  • Access to Mock Tests and Case Studies
  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam samples
  • Exam application guidance

Browse more information about the course modules, learning objectives and exam structure.
Learning Objectives

Upon completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2 Assessment Criteria Book 
  • How the PRINCE2 principles underpin the PRINCE2 method 
  • The PRINCE2 themes and how they are applied throughout the project 
  • The PRINCE2 processes and how they are carried out throughout the project
Course Modules
Key Project Concepts
  • Project Management Overview
  • Project Performance Aspects
  • PRINCE2 Overview
  • PRINCE2 Application, Features, and Benefits
PRINCE2 Principles
  • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
  • Continued Business Justification
  • Learn from Experience
  • Manage by Stages
  • Manage by Exception
  • Focus on Products
PRINCE2 Themes
  • The Business Case
  • The Organization
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
PRINCE2 Processes
  • Starting Up a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project
  • Considerations for Organizational Adoption
  • Tailoring and Adopting PRINCE2
  • Documenting Tailoring
Exam Practice
  • Exam mock questions 
  • Exam Tips & Tricks 
PRINCE2 Foundation Student Pack
  • Our reputation as Ireland’s premier certification authority   
  • Access to Mock Tests and Case Studies 
  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam samples   
  • Tips on answering exam questions successfully   
  • Exam application guidance 
PRINCE2 Foundation Exam
  • Multiple choice questions 
  • 60 questions per paper 
  • 33 marks required (out of 60 available) to pass: 55% 
  • One hour’s (60 minutes) duration 
  • Closed book 
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Is PRINCE2 Foundation worth it?

The PRINCE2 methodology has been consistently popular for decades and there are over 1 million certified professionals worldwide. Obtaining the PRINCE2 Foundation certification gives you: 

  • Global recognition 
  • Capability to manage any kind of project 
  • Better career prospects in any industry sector 
  • A supportive framework to tailor any project 
  • Consistent language and terminology 
  • Flexibility to adapt and combine with other methodologies 
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This course is perfect for ...

  • Project managers and project teams working in a PRINCE2 environment.  
  • Aspiring project managers or anyone managing projects regardless of their job title. 
  • Any professional looking for a career change to project management. 
  • Other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including project board members, team managers, project assurance, project support and operational line managers. 


Not sure if this course is for you? Schedule a call to speak with an educational adviser.

Why Study With IPM?
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Reputation & History
  • Established in 1989 as the first Irish professional body dedicated to the promotion of project management as a discipline.
  • Trained 40,000 Professionals and Certified 6,000 Project Managers.
  • National Body for IPMA® in Ireland.
  • First PMP Certification exam hosted in Ireland.
  • Globally recognized certification body
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Project Management Experts

The Institute is a specialist organization dealing solely with the discipline of project, program and portfolio management. Unlike other organizations, which offer a large variety of training programs across many functional areas, our focus is purely on project management education.

As a result, we attract the highest caliber of international lecturers – who offer invaluable knowledge to our students.

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Why PRINCE2 Foundation

The PRINCE2 Foundation provides the theoretical knowledge of how to plan, manage and deliver projects from start to finish across a variety of industries. 

The PRINCE2 Foundation certification is recognised in over 150 countries. The exam is administered by Axelos in partnership with PeopleCert. Passing the Foundation level is a prerequisite before you can take the next step – PRINCE2 Practitioner.

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Unparalleled Expertise

Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty composed by a group of subject matter experts with unparalleled proficiency and knowledge in project, programme and portfolio management.

Lecturers range from Project Directors to former Heads of Project Management Certification Authorities.

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Student Hub & Community

Our dedicated Student Support team is here to help you stay relevant and connected to achieve your goals.

Joining the Institute’s community offers you an immersive and engaging learning experience where flexibility and interaction are key. Classroom and virtual learners will gain access to the Institute’s hub where they can find additional online resources and connect with other participants to brainstorm, be inspired and share ideas.

Fee & Schedules

This course can be provided to your staff at your own premises with a convenient and cost-effective solution. Learn more

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Fantastic courses provided by a diverse team who specialise in different aspects to Project Management. It gave me confidence to move forward in my career as a project manager and have recently recertified they are an organisation I trust.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find your questions answered and everything you need to know about the course.

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How long does it take to complete PRINCE2 Foundation?

The training for PRINCE2 Foundation lasts three consecutive days and the examination takes place at the end of the course.

Can I do PRINCE2 Foundation without experience?

There are no prerequisites to taking the PRINCE2 Foundation course and exam.

IPM is an AXELOS’ Accredited Training Organization (ATO). Completing this training will support you in creating a structured study plan to ensure success at the day of the exam.

How much does PRINCE2 Foundation cost?

The exam cost for the PRINCE2 Foundation 6th Edition certification exam €535.

In which countries is PRINCE2® certification recognised?

PRINCE2® certificates are among the most popular and sought-after project management credentials worldwide. It is the de-facto standard in the United Kingdom for project management methodologies. The PRINCE2 method is practised in 150+ countries in various roles and sectors.

What are the delivery formats available for this course?
  • Online. Classes typically run over three consecutive days online from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Do not worry about missing an online class – a recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time.  
  • Classroom. Choose classes on campus for in-person learning with industry-expert lecturers. Classes run at the National College of Ireland (Dublin). Please note the scheduling of classroom courses may have been affected by Covid-19. 
What is included in the course fee?

The course fees include access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings for a limited period of time and unlimited support from our Student Support team.

Is PRINCE2 good for beginners?

The entry-level PRINCE2 Foundation certification is ideally suitable for aspiring project management professionals from various industry backgrounds. As such, prior knowledge or experience in project management is not required.

Is the course applicable to any industry?

Yes, the content of this course is suitable for various industry sectors. We have students from different backgrounds – such as engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, construction, IT and many others.

How will PRINCE2 help with my career?

This course curriculum is designed by certified PRINCE2 industry-experts to help you gain confidence to go forward in your career and show you have the skills to drive project results. Many project-oriented roles require a project management certification such as PRINCE2 Foundation. Earning this certification could open the doors to new opportunities and might help you get a salary boost.

Will recordings be available if I miss a class?

A recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.

What is the difference between PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner?

PRINCE2 Foundation provides the theoretical knowledge of how to plan, manage and deliver projects from start to finish. PRINCE2 Practitioner extends the knowledge acquired at Foundation level to enable you to apply and tailor the method in a live working environment.