PRINCE2 Foundation Online Elearning with Exam

Interactive self paced eLearning course


    This course is designed to help those wishing to study PRINCE2® to Foundation level and go onto to take the online PRINCE2® Foundation Examination, via ProctorU.

    Anyone who has to work within a project environment and needs to understand the structure and terminology of PRINCE2® will benefit from foundation training.

    PRINCE2® was originally developed in 1989 to address the issues that were commonly causing UK government IT projects to fail. Since then the method has undergone a couple of re-writes to take account of feedback from its practical use and to bring it in line with other AXELOS methods. The current version was released in 2009 and is used internationally. The foundation level qualification tests how much of the method learners have absorbed.

    Balance Global’s PRINCE2® eLearning foundation course is accredited by the PeopleCert (exam institute), ensuring that delegates receive a consistently high standard of training. The course is presented by our lead PRINCE2® trainer (rather than an actor) to ensuring the best possible experience for our learners. The course will enable learners to assess when they feel ready to book and sit the foundation examination. Although this is an eLearning course – we still cater for different learning styles:

    • Visual Learners – through good visual presentation, mind maps and colour coding of key points
    • Auditory Learners – through clear voice-overs, delivered by our lead PRINCE2® trainer, ensuring emphasis in the right places. Deaf learners will be able to see a full transcript of the audio files.
    • Kinaesthetic Learners – through embedded exercises and interactive trainer support

    The course materials are regularly reviewed and kept in-line with the syllabus as set by AXELOS (the method’s owner). The course draws on the current official manual “Managing Successful Projects using PRINCE2®” 2009 edition.

    This foundation course has been designed for use with or without an official manual and provides you with everything you need to prepare for an official exam and start using the method, including:

    • Interactive trainer support – through forums, direct messaging and webinar sessions Trainers respond promptly, but within 1 working day / 24 hours maximum
    • Databank of 300 practice foundation style questions
    • 14 Sections containing 139 Units of Trainer Lead Content (the most comprehensive online PRINCE2 course available)
    • 12 Section Tests
    • 13 hours of instructor lead course content.
    • Timed exam simulator, with 2 ‘mock’ foundation exams
    • Online Accredited Foundation Exam, via ProctorU
    • FREE downloadable revision tablet ‘app’ for off-line working
    • FREE downloadable mock papers
    • Resource Centre with FREE downloadable templates for project documentation
    • Interactive exercises to embed learning
    • Learning Tools – To Do Lists etc
    • NEW EXTENDED 180 days access
    • NEW EXTENDED Exam Voucher Valid for 180 days
    • Glossary of terms
    • FREE downloadable Balance Global course completion certificate
    • Badges of Excellence for high test score performance
    • Course Pre Requisites

    There are no pre-requisites for this course and it can be completed in 13 hours, but many learners like to re-play some of the lessons a number of times to embed their learning. This time frame does not include reading of the Official PRINCE2® manual or the additional resource materials provided with this course.

    This course is designed so you can pass the Foundation Online Accredited Foundation Exam without the Official “Managing Successful Projects PRINCE2®” manual. However, if you want to maximise your chances of passing the examination and further embed your knowledge then please Purchase the Official “Managing Successful Projects PRINCE2®” Manual.

    This option is for the Foundation eLearning course and exam only. However, there are easy upgrade routes to study to PRINCE2® Practitioner Level which are made available in course and via emailed offers.

    Foundation Exam

    The online foundation exam, via ProctorU is a 1 hour closed book multiple choice examination. There are 75 questions with 5 of the questions for trial and feedback purposes so will not carry a mark. To pass the exam you need to score 50% (35 of the 70 available marks).

    Preparing for an Exam

    Do not sit the exam before you’re ready and feel confident. We recommend that you should only consider taking the exam when you have achieved the following:-

    • Worked through all the course sections and units at least once
    • You complete all the exam simulator tests and achieve a repeatable score of 50% and above.

    Don’t feel nervous about the exam process. Unlike many competitors when you sit the exam, you will be connected to a live person (not an automated system) who will be there to guide you through the process and assist you with any technical issues.

    Exam Voucher /Booking

    When you purchase an exam upgrade you will be sent an email with a voucher code and a link to use the code to make your booking. The exam is run through our examination institute PeopleCert and their ProctorU proctoring exam service and has the advantage of being bookable at a time and day of choosing including weekends and evenings. When you have made your booking we will send you within 24 hours a confirmation via the PeopleCert who will send you an email and a request to register on their website. Please note your voucher can be used at any time within the 90 day expiry and 10 days’ notice needs to be given before any exam booking.

    Special Dispensations

    There are some conditions (such as dyslexia) that qualify for extra time in the examinations. If you think you may qualify for extra time please let us know when you book your exam.
    Please note that you will need to provide documentary evidence of the condition to qualify for extra time and give us 20 days’ notice of your booking.

    Further Help

    PRINCE2® stands for Projects IN Controlled Environments. It is a fully scale-able process driven approach to project management. Although PRINCE2® originated in the UK it has become a world class international product.

    This foundation course covers all of the official syllabus, which includes the following elements:

    Introduction to projects and PRINCE2® – expains what makes projects different from BAU and introduces the four integrated elements of PRINCE2

    The 7 Principles:

    • Continued Business Justification
    • Learn from Experience
    • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
    • Manage by Stages
    • Manage by Exception
    • Focus on Products
    • Tailor to the Project Environment

    The 7 Themes:

    • Business Case – why are we investing in the project?
    • Organization – who do we need to manage the project?
    • Quality – what we have to deliver to ensure fit-for-purpose
    • Plans – how will we deliver, when & resource requirements
    • Risk – managing uncertainty
    • Change – understanding implications of changing requirements
    • Progress – understanding & controlling where we are against plans

    The 7 Processes:

    • Process Model – to explain the flow between processes
    • Starting up a Project – pre-project preparation
    • Directing a Project – decision making and providing resources
    • Initiating a Project – developing a full and firm foundation
    • Controlling a Stage – day-to-day project manager’s work
    • Managing Product Delivery – day-to-day team managers work
    • Managing a Stage Boundary – preparing for project board progress decisions
    • Closing a Project – tidy close

    The 2 Techniques:

    • Product Based Planning
    • Quality review Technique

    This section is will assist you in determining if your computer / tablet and internet connection are compatible of running our online training courses (via our e-Learning platform) and get your final certification exam proctored through ProctorU.


     Requirements for eLearning Minimum
     PC Users  Windows XP  Windows 7 or above
     Mac Users  Mac OS X  Mac OS x 10.7 Lion  or above
     Apple Tablet (for App)  Ipad 3   Ipad 3 or above
     Android Tablet (for  App)  1GB Internal RAM  1024 x 768 pixel  resolution  2GB Internal RAM  1280 x 768 or above  pixel  resolution
     Internet Download Speed  0.768Mbps  1.5 Mbps
     Internet Upload Speed  0.348 Mbps  1.5 Mbps
     RAM  1024MB  2GB
     Screen Resolution  1280 X 768  resolution  1280 X 768  resolution and  above
    Browsers Internet Explorer 9.0
    Mozilla Firefox
    Google Chrome
    Google Chrome
     Viewing / Multimedia Player  HTML5 (standard default for most browsers Adobe Flash Adobe Shockwave NOTE: If you have trouble with either of these we recommend you disable and let your system use the default HTML5
    Additional Requirements for ProtorU Exams Minimum Recommended
    Web Camera 640 x 480 resolution 1280 x 720
    Microphone Connectable Microphone Inbuilt microphone


    NOTE: When using tablets the best way to run our course App is to use the chrome browser as it has the richest support for our interaction gesture driven training videos.

    Course Reviews

    1. Profile photo of Sherril Sherril says:

      I felt very well prepped for my foundation exam after taking the eLearning course. Will definitely recommend it to my colleagues.

    2. PRINCE2 Foundation
      I had heard that PRINCE2 is pretty complicated to understand, but this foundation course made it easy! Lots of diagrams and easy to understand examples meant I could relate to it really well.

    3. Profile photo of Kary Zwick Kary Zwick says:

      Helpful – I passed!

    4. I liked that there is video / audio of the trainer in the course – it made it not so dry as some other eLearning courses I’ve done

    5. I found it easy to use & covered the syllabus. Helpful diagrams too, especially the process model.

    6. This course saved me money because I was able to take the foundation course and pass the exam without having to buy the expensive official manual. I will buy the much cheaper pocket book because it will help be remember the key points going forward. The downloadable resources are great things to print off and keep too.

    7. Bit of a dry subject – but brought to life. Much easier / quicker doing it like this rather than in a classroom.

    8. I now feel I have a very clear understanding of what PRINCE2 is all about. The process model really helped me ‘get it’. The only reason I’m giving the course 4 stars instead of 5 is because sometimes the %progress showing didn’t always seem to be working properly – apparently it’s being fixed.

    • £449.00 Excl VAT
    • 90 Days


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