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PRINCE2® Practitioner

Course and Learning Objectives:

PRINCE2 is a de facto standard developed and used extensively by the UK government and is widely recognized and used in the private sector all over the globe. It embodies established and proven best practice in project management.


PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments), is a widely used project management method that navigates you through all the essentials for running a successful project.


The PRINCE2 Practitioner course will provide delegates with a detailed knowledge of the PRINCE2 methodology  including the seven processes, seven themes and seven principles central to running a project using the PRINCE2. The successful completion of the Foundation & Practitioners exams will give the delegate a recognized Practitioner qualification.


PRINCE's key strength is it's constant reference to the business case at the start and close of every stage, ensuring project validity and that the projects appetite for benefit vs risks are delivered to the requirement of the business case. PRINCE2 is also strong in governance and stakeholder management.


Most importantly of all PRINCE2 can be tailored to suit the need of the project, it can be scaled up or scaled down to suit the size, complexity and risk involved in successfully delivering a project that is fit for purpose.

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 in a scenario situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations.


By passing the Practitioner exam, candidates should understand the structure and key terminology of the method. Specifically, the candidate should understand:

  • The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2

  • The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes

  • The PRINCE2 principles

  • The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

Course Approach

Participants will learn the principles and core elements along with the processes and themes of PRINCE2.  An interactive approach is used combining lecture, discussion and case study experience to prepare participants for the PRINCE2 Practitioner certification exam as well as providing valuable practical knowledge that can be rapidly applied in the workplace.  The IPSC integrated case study deepens the participant’s appreciation of how PRINCE2 best practices can be applied in order to improve project management performance.  Practical assignments are used throughout the course to enhance the learning experience.


In addition the PRINCE2 Practitioner course has a major emphasis on examination preparation. This will include:

  • An explanation of format of the Practitioner exam, including the different styles of question within the  “Objective Test Examination” format

  • Examination techniques

  • Mock Practitioner questions, using official sample exam papers

  • Question and answer session

  • Revision of major topics

Course Student Material

Students will receive a PRINCE2 Practitioner classroom workbook containing all of the presentation materials, course notes, case study and sample exams.​


2 Days


PRINCE2 Practitioner

Course Delivery

Classroom, Virtual Classroom or Self-paced E-learning


Project Management Institute –Professional Development Units (PDUs) = 21​

Target Audience

PRINCE2 is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to 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/staff.

Prerequisites For Examination

You must already have passed PRINCE2 Foundation prior to attending this course.​

About the Examination

  • The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam consists of:

  • 9 questions, each worth 12 marks each. Total of 108 marks

  • “Objective Test Examination” format – a style of complex multiple-choice examination.

  • 2½ hours

  • Open book exam: However you may only use your official PRINCE2 manual: “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2”

  • Candidates require a minimum of 59 marks (55%) to pass

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