PRINCE2® Foundation 7th edition Virtual

Why should I take the PRINCE2 7th edition virtual course?

PRINCE2 certification LogoThe PRINCE2 Foundation course is suitable if you need 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. The PRINCE2 Foundation course introduces you to PRINCE2 and gives you a good knowledge and comprehension of the PRINCE2 method. This course also prepares you for the PRINCE2 Foundation exam, which is included in the course schedule and price. If your role includes responsibility for a PRINCE2 project – as a Team or Project Manager you should consider the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner.

Virtual classroom training allows you to benefit from real-time teaching in the comfort of your home or office. You get the same interactions as an on site course and will be able to ask questions to the instructor. Since the exams are not done on paper during the class but online, you will also benefit with time to study and prepare until you are ready to get the certification.

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:

  • 3-days virtual classroom from a PRINCE2 Accredited Trainer
  • Official manual: “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2” (Hard copy)
  • Sample exam questions
  • PRINCE2 Foundation online exam 24/7 (webcam required) + ebook
  • 43 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. You need to complete some study before the course. We’ll provide all the reading materials you need so you will be well prepared before you come to class.

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?

On day 1 of the virtual course, 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.

How does the course prepare me for the PRINCE2 Foundation exam?

The course follows the official PRINCE2 Foundation syllabus. During the course, you practice with the latest exam papers from PeopleCert International.

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?

If you don’t pass the exam you can do a re-sit. We will send you a new voucher code for an additional fee. If you feel insecure, it is possible to purchase a re-sit insurance from PeopleCert up to 15 minutes prior to taking the exam. This will provide you a second attempt if necessary within the following 6 months.


What are the class hours?
For most of our virtual classes, the Foundation course is Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday. Start time for the Western classes is usually 8h30 a.m. or 9h00 a.m. Central time zone, and for Eastern classes 8h30 a.m. or 9h00 a.m. Eastern time zone. You can check our schedule for more details.
How do I prepare for PRINCE2 training?
You have about 10-20 hours of preparation to do before you attend the PRINCE2 virtual course. Before the class, we will send you the official PRINCE2 manual: “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2” as well as a reading list and sample exam questions. During the pre-course, you read key chapters of the manual and answer exam questions to test your knowledge and understanding. It seems a lot at first but the more work you can do in advance of the course, the better.  Even if you don’t 100% understand things before you come along – don’t worry. If you’ve done the work, our trainers are experts in PRINCE2. We’ll get you understanding the method in no time at all.
How does the virtual class work?
You connect to the online platform (Zoom) and the instructor will deliver the course to you wherever you are. We ask that you keep your camera open as much as possible so that the trainer can get a good sense of how learning is evolving. Some time periods will be allocated for questions, interactive exercises, lunch and breaks.
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 43 PDUs at the PMI for the PRINCE2 Foundation virtual course. (23 Ways of working, 11 Power skills, 9 Business acumen).
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