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PRINCE2 Practitioner

The PRINCE2 Practitioner training extends the knowledge acquired at the Foundation level to enable you to apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method in a range of different project environments and scenarios. 

Supplement your real-life experience working on projects with the Practitioner qualification to stand-out as a successful and effective project manager. 

Validate your knowledge to apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method.
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What is PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification?

The PRINCE2® project management methodology was designed to give project professionals greater control over their projects. Learning this method will assist you in running and managing projects within an environment supporting PRINCE2. 

This PRINCE2 Practitioner course builds on the fundamental knowledge of the principles, processes and themes acquired at the PRINCE2 Foundation level. The focus is now on the practical application of the method and the developing the competence to tailor it to manage and address the needs of projects of any size.   

In addition, this instructor-led training gives you everything you need to know to successfully prepare and pass the PRINCE2 Practitioner 6th Edition exam. Level up in your project management career and join 1,000,000+ PRINCE2 certified professionals. 

What will I learn?

This PRINCE2 Practitioner training is delivered by certified PRINCE2 industry experts. Gain a more in-depth knowledge of the relationships between the PRINCE2 principles, themes and processes, and understand how you can apply these elements. You will receive:
  • Access to Mock Tests and Case Studies
  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam samples
  • Exam application guidance

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Apply the PRINCE2 principles in context 
  • Apply and tailor relevant aspects of PRINCE2 themes in context 
  • Apply (and tailor) relevant aspects of PRINCE2 processes in context 
  • Run and manage non-complex projects within an environment supporting PRINCE2 
  • Understand the relationships between processes, themes, techniques and PRINCE2 management products 
Course Modules
Apply the PRINCE2 Principles in Context
  • Project Roles and Responsibilities
  • Continued Business Justification
  • Learn from Experience
  • Manage by Stages
  • Manage by Exception
  • Focus on Products
  • Tailor to Suit the Environment
Apply PRINCE2 themes in context
  • The Business Case
  • The Organization
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
Apply and carry out requirements for PRINCE2 processes in context
  • 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 Practitioner Student Pack

For PRINCE2 Practitioner exam preparation success you will receive:

  • Our reputation as Ireland’s premier certification authority   
  • Access to Mock Tests and Case Studies 
  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) samples   
  • Tips on answering exam questions successfully   
  • Exam application guidance  
Examination Format
  • Objective testing
  • 68 questions per paper
  • 38 marks or more required to pass (out of 68 available): approximately 55%
  • Two-and-a-half hours’ (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book. Candidates are permitted to use the official printed hard copy of the Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 2017 Edition. The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.
PRINCE2 Practitioner Prerequisites

To take the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination you must provide proof of having passed one of the following: 

  • PRINCE2 5th Edition (Foundation or Practitioner) 
  • PRINCE2 6th Edition (Foundation) 
  • Project Management Qualification (PMQ) 
  • Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) 
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) 
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director) 
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager) 
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager) 
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)
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Benefits of PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification

PRINCE2 Practitioner is a wise choice for project manager seeking to quickly expand their skill set and progress their career with certification. This certification offers: 

  • Credibility and global recognition  
  • Ease to combine with other methodologies, such as agile 
  • Higher salary prospects for certified project managers 
  • Proven method to run projects effectively and efficiently 
  • Shorter study period  
  • Increased work opportunities 
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This course is perfect for...

  • Project managers and project teams working in a PRINCE2 environment.  
  • Anyone managing projects on a regular basis regardless of their job title. 
  • Any professional looking to advance their career with project management certification. 
  • Other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including programme managers, project executives and board members, project engineers, PMO leaders, change managers, functional managers, product delivery managers and steering committee members. 


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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 Project Management Professional 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 Practitioner

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

The PRINCE2 Practitioner 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 PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam.  

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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.

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The Institute helped me to integrate project management methodologies into the Higher Education sector. Highly recommended.
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I am glad I’ve chosen this institute over alternative programs on the market. Better understanding of PM methodologies and principles helped me not only generate a better job offer shortly after finishing this course but also be more confident and proactive. Looking forward to do another course in the nearest future.
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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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Am I eligible to sit for the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination?

To take the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination you must provide proof of having passed one of the following:

  • PRINCE2 5th Edition (Foundation or Practitioner)
  • PRINCE2 6th Edition (Foundation)
  • Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)
What is the examination fee for PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification?

The exam cost for the PRINCE2 Practitioner 6th Edition certification exam €590. 

What are the delivery formats available for this course?
  • Online. Classes typically run over two 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. 
How long does it take to complete PRINCE2 Practitioner?

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

Can I do PRINCE2 Practitioner without experience?

There are prerequisites to taking the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, as outlined above.  


The PRINCE2 Practitioner certification exam is aimed at project managers who already did prior certification training in project management, such as PRINCE2 Foundation. Also, it could be helpful if candidates have some practical experience managing projects.   


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

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 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.  


However, the PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is aimed at professionals who already attained a project management professional certification and have some practical experience.  

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 Practitioner. 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.