PRINCE2® v2009 Foundation (with exam)

This Foundation course is an APM Group Ltd (APMG) Accredited Course that covers the elements contained in the APMG Syllabus for the PRINCE2®(*) (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation Course.

It is targeted towards explanation of various terminology, the purpose and benefits of the documents produced and how these can be applied to everyday project work. The various elements of PRINCE2® will be re-enforced using a sample case study.

On completion of the course the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of PRINCE2® methodology
  • Apply PRINCE2® methodology to projects within their organisations

During the course, participants will also be specifically prepared to do the PRINCE2® Foundation examination. The aim is that they pass this examination and get the official certification.

(*) PRINCE2® is a registered trademark of OGC (Office of Government and Commerce) in the United Kingdom and other countries.


19 Feb3ELeuven 1180 EUR (excl. VAT)
08 Jun3ELeuven 1180 EUR (excl. VAT)

Intended for

The Foundation course is aimed at individuals who need to be informed members of a project management team within an environment using PRINCE2® methodology.


To gain the most from the Foundation course we recommend that delegates should have had prior experience or awareness of projects and the project management environment, though not necessarily as a project manager. Prior to day one of the course delegates should have completed their pre-course study pack. The course content and timing is based on the assumption that they will have done so.

Main topics

  • Definition of a Project and its relationship to Products
  • Benefits of a structured approach to Project Management
  • Seven Processes
  • Starting up a Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Directing a Project
  • Controlling a Stage
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing Stage Boundaries
  • Closing a Project
  • Seven Themes
  • Business Case
  • Organisation
  • Quality
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Progress
  • Two Techniques
  • Product Based Planning
  • Quality Review
  • Management Products
  • Types (e.g. Project Mandate, Project Brief, Business Case, P.I.D.)
  • Purpose
  • Key contents
  • Links (as inputs and outputs)
  • Processes where produced
  • Relationships between Principles, Themes and Processes
  • Tailoring
  • Conclusion

Training method

Class teaching. There are both group and individual assignments.

The last afternoon, after the coffee break, participants will do the PRINCE2® Foundation examination.


3 days.

Course leader

SMME (accredited training company).