PRINCE2®: What you need to know

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Whether you’re looking to progress within project management or you’re just starting out, a PRINCE2® qualification could be the perfect way to kick-start your career.

Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know:

What is PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2® (which stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a world-recognised project management method, endorsed as the industry standard by the UK government.

In a nutshell, PRINCE2® helps you plan and control a project of any size around a structure of key activities, ensuring that the benefits of a project always outweigh the costs.

PRINCE2® courses are divided into the following three classifications: PRINCE2® Foundation and PRINCE2® Practitioner.

What are the different PRINCE2® qualifications?

PRINCE2® Foundation – Entry level qualification, providing an introduction to the principles of PRINCE2®. Can be taken online, and will last between 20 and 50 hours. No formal pre-requisites.

PRINCE2® Practitioner – The next step after Foundation level, putting your knowledge of PRINCE2® into practice. You must have PRINCE2® Foundation qualification to get started.

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Why do I need PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2® has become an essential benchmark of capability within the industry, and is considered a pre-requisite for many project management job vacancies.

In fact, it is estimated that there are over 300,000 practitioners of PRINCE2® across 57 different countries.

It has become shorthand for successful project management, and displays that you are qualified and experienced in many of the major elements needed to successfully manage a project from start to finish.

What methods of learning are there?

For a PRINCE2® Foundation qualification, you can choose to tailor your learning to what works best for you. If you’re looking for something flexible, then online courses are available to help you learn from home. If you feel more productive in a classroom setting however, more traditional based learning is also available.

For PRINCE2® Practitioner and PRINCE2® Professional courses, you will have to take the exams in a classroom or assessment centre.

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Advantages of becoming PRINCE2® qualified

  • Based upon best practices
  • It’s a worldwide-recognised project management qualification
  • Provides a standard and tested framework to manage projects of different kinds
  • It gives you a script to explain what  you are doing, when you are doing it, and how you are going to deliver the final results
  • It can be tailored to properly manage any project, regardless of its size and regardless of its industry
  • Will help kick-start your career in project management

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What PRINCE2® students are saying

“A PRINCE2® qualification is a great asset for your CV and gives project managers the skills and confidence to manage a wide range of projects. Since becoming a PRINCE2® Practitioner I have found it much easier to structure my projects, and it’s really helped me communicate with all members of my team more effectively, so that they know what’s expected of them. Being able to have a consistent approach to each project has been invaluable.”

(Sam Clark, Junior Project Manager)



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