Presentation Style: Tutor-led Classroom
Duration: 3 Days
Course Time: 09:30 - 16:30hrs
Course Location: Various
Cost: Please enquire

 

Overview

This three-day course is fully accredited by the BCS and provides you with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised PRINCE2 project management methodology.

It includes the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam and then takes you beyond the method by giving you additional tools and techniques to become a confident project leader. By working with world-class organisations, we are uniquely able to bring you a course that will give you the best opportunity to develop your project management career and deliver PRINCE2 projects confidently and competently, above and beyond just the syllabus areas.

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. Their individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided for the use of PRINCE2 in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve.

 

Prerequisites

Prior to attending your course, you need to ensure you satisfy the pre-requisites of holding one of the following certifications:

PRINCE2 Foundation
  • Project Management Institute (PMI):
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • International Project Management Association (IPMA):
  • IPMA Level A (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C (Certified Project Manager. E.g. APM PQ)
  • IPMA Level D (Certified Project Management Associate - e.g. APMP)

 

Essential Prerequisites

Acceptable forms of prerequisite confirmation are as follows:

  • A copy of the candidate’s examination certificate
  • Confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register (This must be a clear print screen of the AXELOS SCR, with the delegates details displayed)

Delegates without evidence of the prerequisites will NOT be permitted to sit the exam.

Delegates whose pre-requisite was taken with BCS simply need to inform Paradise of this information prior to the exam event. Evidence will not need to be provided on the day of the exam.

You will be required to bring along your own copy of the official PRINCE2 manual: Managing successful projects with PRINCE2. You may have received this on your Foundation course. Please ensure you bring the latest version - ISBN 978-0-11-3310593.

You must bring photographic identification on exam days (passport, driving license or student card) as it is an examination requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams.

Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and you should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities.

BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise Paradise and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy.

 

Pre-Course Reading

You will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. This pre-reading is interactive eLearning and is expected to take approximately two hours to complete - this is only a guide and you may wish to spend longer on this activity to help you prepare effectively. Your learning starts with this pre-reading, so please ensure you can complete the pre-course activities in full prior to attending.

 

What will you learn on this course?

By passing the Practitioner exam, candidates should be able to apply and understand how to tailor PRINCE2 effectively to a project within an organization environment supporting PRINCE2.

Specifically delegates should:

  • Understand the relationships between the roles, management products, principles, themes, techniques and processes
  • Be able to apply the principles, themes and processes to a project
  • Be able to create and assess management products.

Course Content

The course will cover the following syllabus areas: 

Overview, Principles and Tailoring PRINCE2 to the Project Environment

Difference between embedding and tailoring PRINCE2

The 7 PRINCE2 Principles
  • Continued Business Justification
  • Focus on Products
  • Manage-by-Stages
  • Manage-by-Exception
  • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
  • Learn from Experience
  • Tailor to Suit the Project Environment
The 7 PRINCE2 Processes
  • Starting up a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project
The 7 PRINCE2 Themes
  • Business Case
  • Organization
  • Quality (including the PRINCE2 Quality Review Technique)
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
  • Plans (including the PRINCE2 Product-Based Planning Technique)
Examination Preparation
  • In preparation for your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, you will undertake:
  • An explanation of mechanics 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
Applying PRINCE2 in your own projects
  • Converting knowledge to action

  • Real life application of PRINCE2

  • Tailoring

  • What's right and wrong

  • Solutions

Accreditations and Exams

The PRINCE2 Practitioner examination takes place at 1pm on day three. You must bring photographic identification on exam days (passport, driving license or student card).

  • 8 questions, each worth 10 marks each. Total of 80 marks
  • 'Objective Test Examination' format - a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
  • Two-and-a-half-hours
  • You may use your official PRINCE2 manual: 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' only
  • Candidates require a minimum of 44 marks (55%) to pass

Additional Information

  • Buffet lunch included and free parking (only for courses held at Paradise Training Centre)
  • Joining instructions will be sent prior to attending the course