PRINCE2 Foundation (P2F)

The aim of this training is to provide delegates with a fundamental understanding of the PRINCE2® project management method, and help delegates to prepare for the PRINCE2® Foundation examination at the end of this course.

The course follows the standard syllabus issued by the PRINCE2® Examinations Board, which focuses on the PRINCE2® framework and how this might be applied pragmatically to real projects. PRINCE2® has established itself as the premier approach to managing projects. PRINCE2® is generic / capable of being applied to any kind of project / scaleable and business-driven. Organisations that have adopted the PRINCE2® have claimed that they have been able to achieve greater customer satisfaction during and at the end of projects, to reduce costs and to realise greater benefit from project deliverables.


  • There is no formal requirement for attending this course, although it would be beneficial to the delegates to have some understanding of project management.
  • Delegates will be sent pre-course reading which must be completed prior to attending the course. The standard recommended reading time is 10 hours


At the end of this course delegates will be able to;

  • Understand the need for project management and how PRINCE2® meets that requirement 
  • Understand the PRINCE2® process model 
  • Prepare project plans using product based planning techniques and undertake risk analysis and management for the project 
  • Prepare information for inclusion in a Project Initiation Document 
  • Understand techniques for the management of product development, quality control & change control 
  • Take the PRINCE2® Foundation examination paper.

Target Audience

This course would benefit all members in a project team (administrators, coordinators, managers), practising project managers and programme managers. Due to the generic nature of this course, it is also suitable for general managers, staff in a supporting role, and those who wish to gain formal recognition of their skills by taking the PRINCE2® foundation examination.


Delegates will take the PRINCE2® Foundation exam at the end of day 3 of this course. Exam fee is included in the list price.

Follow on Courses

The following course is recommended: 

  • Completion of P4P PRINCE2® Practitioner

Further Information

PRINCE2® is a is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited 

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  • PRINCE2®
  • Background & Objectives 
  • Benefits 
  • Scope 
  • Structure
  • Project organisation 
  • Organisational structure 
  • Roles and responsibilities 
  • The project board 
  • The project manager 
  • Team management. 
  • Project assurance 
  • Project support 
  • Supplier relationships
  • Planning 
  • Purpose and importance 
  • Components & types of plan 
  • Planning techniques 
  • Product based planning 
  • The steps in planning
  • Project control 
  • Work package authorisation 
  • Stage assessments 
  • Establishing project & stage tolerance 
  • Checkpoints & highlight reports 
  • Handling exception situations 
  • Project issues 
  • Project reporting
  • Risk management 
  • Types of business and project risk 
  • Risk analysis and management 
  • The risk log 
  • Quality 
  • Ensuring quality 
  • Quality planning 
  • Product descriptions 
  • Quality control and quality review
  • Change Control and Configuration Management 
  • Change control steps 
  • Authority levels 
  • Analysing the impact Configuration management 
  • Processes 
  • Starting up and initiating a project 
  • Directing a project 
  • Managing stage boundaries 
  • Controlling a stage 
  • Managing product delivery 
  • Closing a project 
  • Planning