PRINCE2® Foundation 7th edition Self-Study

Why should I take the PRINCE2 7th edition Foundation Self-study course?

PRINCE2 certification LogoIf you are looking for a cost-effective route to PRINCE2 Foundation certification this option could be the right one. You can fit the study around your own schedule and go as fast or as slow in learning as you wish. Self-study is not everyone. Some people can be easily distracted or lose motivation. We recommend our PRINCE2 Foundation e-learning package, but if you are a quick learner this self-study package provides all you need to do it on your own.

The PRINCE2 Foundation course is suitable if you require a good understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology. Project Executives, Project Support or PMO staff and Project Team Members will all the find the course beneficial.

Who should attend this class?

Typical job roles include:

  • Project managers or aspiring Project managers
  • Project team managers and support staff
  • Project executives
  • PMO staff
  • Project team members

What is included:

The course includes:

  • Official manual: “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2” (electronic version only – online in browse mode)
  • Sample exam questions & study guide
  • Support for questions by email
  • PRINCE2 Foundation exam online (webcam required)
  • 21 PDUs if you are a PMP

What will I learn:

  • Work as an effective member of a PRINCE2 project team
  • Explain the key features of the PRINCE2 method including Principles, Practices, People and Processes
  • Complete key PRINCE2 templates, such as Checkpoint reports or the Risk and Issue Registers
  • Implement the PRINCE2 methodology under the direction of a Project or Team manager.

What are the course prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course. Having some knowledge of project management is beneficial.

What are the course contents:

This is the official PRINCE2 7th edition Foundation course approved by PEOPLECERT International. It covers the PRINCE2 syllabus to Foundation level.

Key Learning Points:

PRINCE2 Introduction

  • What is a project? And the PRINCE2 benefits
  • 7 Principles
  • 7 Processes
  • 7 Practices


  • Creating the project management team
  • Defining roles and responsibilities
  • Tailoring the project governance to different types of project

Starting up a Project

  • Writing a Project Brief
  • The essential Business Case
  • Answering the vital question: “do we have a viable and worthwhile project?”

Initiating a Project

  • Preparing project Approaches for Risk, Quality and Communication
  • Creating the Project Plan
  • Assembling the Project Initiation Document


  • Defining Customer Quality Expectations
  • Quality management, planning and control


  • Levels of plan and the planning horizon
  • Using the Product Based Planning technique
  • Writing Product Descriptions documents

Progress and Change

  • Technical vs Management stages – which is best?
  • Dealing with Issues and change
  • Management by exception
  • Management by stages


  • Writing the Risk management Approach
  • Using a Risk management procedure
  • Implementing appropriate risk management responses

Directing a Project

  • Authorizing project initiation
  • Authorizing the project and individual stages
  • Giving ad-hoc direction and steering through issues

Running a Project

  • Controlling a Stage: managing project teams and work packages
  • Managing Product Delivery: build and test products
  • Managing a Stage Boundary:  look back, look at the big picture, look forward to the next stage

Closing a Project

  • Planned and premature close
  • Evaluating the project
  • Writing the End Project and Lessons Learned Report


Which exam is included in this course?

This course includes the PRINCE2 Foundation exam.

PRINCE2 Foundation exam

The exam is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of PRINCE2

  • 60 multiple choice questions with 1 mark for each question
  • Closed book exam
  • 1-hour duration
  • 60% needed to pass so a score of 36 / 60 is required

When is the exam taken?

When you are ready to take the exam, we will send you a prepaid voucher for the exam authority PeopleCert. You will be able to schedule the exam in the portal anytime you want 24/7. You can change the time of the exam as you please. However, if you change the date 48hrs prior to start time, PeopleCert will charge a fee. A webcam is required to identify yourself to the proctor with a photographic ID and then you can do the exam online from home.

What are the technical requirements for the online exam?

A personal computer is recommended to avoid any technical issues. If you are using an office computer, make sure you have the access rights or IT support at the time of the exam.

Exams can be taken on a recent MAC or PC with Windows. A webcam and working microphone (internal or external) are required.

The online exam is not available on a tablet (Ipad) or Cellular phone at the moment.

What’s the best way to prepare for the PRINCE2 exam?

Set your exam date first. Then work towards it. The material takes 20 hours study. So, work out how long that is going to take you and then book the exam. This way you have a clear target to aim at. This will help you stay on schedule.

Do I need ID for the PRINCE2 exam?

You must have a photographic ID with you. A driver’s license or passport is fine. A work ID, with photograph, is also acceptable.

English is not my native tongue?

For exams done in another language than your native tongue, you will be attributed 25% more time. We can also make arrangements to help with dyslexia or medical issues regarding exams if you submit a doctor’s note in advance.

How long does my PRINCE2 Foundation qualification last?

The PRINCE2 Foundation certificate is valid 3 years.
You can join the PeopleCert PLUS membership for a small fee, maintain your digital badge and certification by recording 20 points of continuous development per year. Otherwise retaking the exam after 3 years will be costly.

Candidates who do not renew will still be included on the Successful Candidates Register (SCR) and the Candidate Verification Service, but a note will be added to their record to indicate that their certification needs to be renewed to align with current certification requirements.

What happens if I don’t pass the exam?

No worries. Self-Study includes the Take2 insurance. If you don’t pass the exam you can do a re-sit for free. You will receive a new voucher code and will have 6 months to retake the exams.


How many hours of study are required to pass the exam?
You need at least 20 hours of self-study to get ready for the Foundation exam.
How long do I have to complete the self-study?
When you redeem the voucher to claim your access to the ebook, you will have 1-year to schedule the exam. If you cannot complete the study within 1-year, you will be able to purchase an extension for an additional fee.
Can exams be taken on paper?
No. As of February 1st, 2022, the exam authority PeopleCert has eliminated paper exams in favor of online.
I am not sure my computer is up to date for the online exam?
You can use the contact form to send us a message in advance. We will be able to verify if your computer meets the technical requirements.
What is the process for a proctored exam?
The exam authority has a strict procedure for online exams to ensure the security of the session. Some of them are: You will be asked to be alone in a well-lit room with no background noise. The proctor will ask you to rotate your webcam in order to verify the area. Your desk must be clean of papers, books or notes. Glass walls and/or doors are prohibited unless they are covered. You will be asked to position yourself in a way that doors are behind you and visible to the proctor through the webcam. You can use the contact form to send us a message in advance if you wish to obtain more information on the remote proctoring process.
How many PDUs do I get for this course?
PMPs can claim 21 PDUs at the PMI for the PRINCE2 Foundation Self-Study. (11 Ways of working, 5 Power skills, 5 Business acumen).
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PRINCE2® Foundation 7th edition Self-Study

PRINCE2® Foundation Self-Study

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Includes: Official manual 7th edition: “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2” (electronic version only – online in browse mode) Sample exam questions & study guide, Support for questions by email PRINCE2…