PRINCE2® (6th edition) Foundation & Practitioner


Course Overview

PRINCE2® is known around the world as the most popular method used for project management, with well over a million certified experts from over 150 countries. Carefully crafted by AXELOS, this ensures all courses teach the leading best practice solutions. The methodology taught here will help all individuals to confidently manage any project that comes their way.

The PRINCE2 (6th Edition) consists of 7 main points of principles, themes, and processes. Together, they represent the ‘why, what, and how’ of project management. And when utilised they provide the ability for any individual to lead a successful career.

The course is split into Foundation and Practitioner levels. If you prefer to stay at each level separately, please click on the one that is more suitable –

PRINCE2® Foundation

PRINCE2® Practitioner

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Is the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course suitable for me?

From enrolling you will be receiving both the PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner course materials. Therefore, this is suitable for all levels of project managers that want to begin their careers in the industry, to those wanting to refresh their knowledge and gain the qualifications.

For those wanting to increase their employability, this course would be a great starting point by learning top of the range project management skills and gaining a well-renowned qualification.

Practitioners that have acquired the PRINCE2® 6th Edition certificate do not need to retake the updated 2017 exams. However, we recommend all new content that is covered.

Learn how to become a project manager here.


We recommend all individuals who want to study the PRINCE2® Foundation level to have some basic understanding of project management to ensure you receive the most value. Although, no prior experience or qualifications are required.

To take the PRINCE2® Practitioner level qualification, you will need to have completed the PRINCE2 Foundation level, or one of the following:


How will the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course benefit me?

PRINCE2® Project Management programmes are designed for not only the advancement of individuals but for businesses too. Upon enrolment, you will quickly learn highly effective skills that will help run projects more efficiently.

Advantages to individuals – The PRINCE2® project management methodology is seen as the UK’s standard for project management and is also used around the globe. From the course, you will learn how to manage and control any projects that have been assigned to you. The qualification will open new career possibilities and provide you with the skills and confidence needed to carry out any role in project management effectively. The majority of project management roles require this qualification as a minimum requirement.

Business advantages – Businesses that have incorporated PRINCE2® principles would greatly benefit from training their employees. Thus, allowing the adoption of the methodology to be used throughout your business by the project management team. A common language will be established, allowing you to clearly communicate all job specs to every member of the project management team.


What jobs can I apply for after my PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner training?

Once the PRINCE2 Foundationhas been completed successfully, the following entry-level roles will become available to you in the project management sector:

  • Project Administrator – £23k
  • Project Analyst – £27k
  • Project Support – £30k
  • Junior Project Manager – £32k

After the PRINCE2 Practitioner course has been completed you can apply for more senior roles including:

  • Project Analyst – £32k
  • Project Controller – £34k
  • Junior Business Analyst – £39k
  • Project Manager – £63k

(Source: Payscale)

Why Us

Why choose to study the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

Syllabus & Exams

PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner Syllabus

Discover the key concepts relating to projects and understand the PRINCE2 Principles, including continued business justification, learn from experience, defined roles and responsibilities, manage by stages, manage by exception, focus on products, and tailor to suit the product.

Learn all the PRINCE2 themes: Business Case, Organisation, Quality, Plans, Risk, Change and Progress, and understand how these themes can be applied throughout the project.

Understand how to follow the project lifecycle from start to finish with the seven PRINCE2 Processes: starting a project, directing a project, initiating a project, controlling a stage, managing product delivery, managing stage boundaries and closing a project.

Syllabus (6th Edition)

  • Advance your understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology to Practitioner level and learn how to apply the seven PRINCE2 Principles within your project.
  • Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the seven PRINCE2 Themes in context.
  • Study the seven PRINCE2 Processes and learn how to apply and tailor them in context.
  • To gain PRINCE2 certification, you are required to take two exams – one closed-book and one open-book.

PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner Exam Details

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Aim: To measure whether you can act as an informed member of a project management team, using PRINCE2® methodology throughout a project environment.

Exam Format – Multiple-choice.

Number of questions – 60.

Duration – 60-mins.

Pass mark – 33/60 (55%).

Open book – No.

PRINCE2 Practitioner

Aim: To measure whether you can apply the PRINCE2® methodology to run and manage a non-complex project within a project environment.

Exam Format – Objective testing.

Number of questions – 68.

Duration – 150-mins.

Pass mark – 38/68 (55%).

Open book – Yes (official PRINCE2 manual only).

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