PRINCE2 Foundation Online Elearning with Exam

Interactive self paced eLearning course


    Whats is PRINCE2® 2009 ?

    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. This version of PRINCE2® will be discontinued by AXELOS on the 31/12/17 and replaced by PRINCE2® 2017.

    Why PRINCE2® 2009 Foundation ?

    This course is designed to help those who want to pass PRINCE2® at Foundation Level. It is important to note that employers do respect the Foundation Level qualification but require Practitioner level status for most senior level Project /Programme Management roles. If you are interested in attaining Foundation and Practitioner Status may we recommend you buy a full PRINCE2 2009 course with Foundation and Practitioner exams included.

    tick Increased Employment Opportunities & Better Salary Rewards

    Public and Private organisations continue to demand better project outcomes and benefits. This has expressed itself in recent years in the following ways:-

    • Greater demand for qualified PRINCE2® Project Managers.
    • Rising Salaries for qualified Project Management Professionals.
    • Interview selection prescreening using PRINCE2® keyword filtering on submitted CVs.
    tick Get Qualified in less than 1 week

    If you are dedicated it is entirely possible to attain PRINCE2® Foundation in less than 1 week.

    This course includes an Official Online PRINCE2® 2009 Foundation Examination.

    tick PRINCE2® 2009 Vs PRINCE2® 2017

    After 31/12/17 PRINCE2® 2009 is replaced with PRINCE2® 2017. This gives you the following options should you wish to obtain PRINCE2® Practitioner status:-

    • Study this course and pass the PRINCE2® 2009 Foundation exam prior to 31/12/17.
    • Study and pass the PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation exam at any time

    Advantage of Studying this Course and sitting the examination compared to the PRINCE2® 2017 alternative:-

    • The PRINCE2® 2009 Foundation status is regarded by employers as comparable to attaining the PRINCE2 2017 Foundation qualification.
    • PRINCE2® 2009 Foundation Course and Exam is cheaper the PRINCE2 2017 alternative
    tick Top Quartile Exam Results

    Because all of our courses (eLearning & Classroom) are optimised to cater for different learning styles we consistently achieve some of the highest exam pass rates. For example our learners on their first attempt achieve the following pass rates:-

    • 99% of PRINCE2® Foundation
    • 97% of PRINCE2® Practitioner
    tick Course accredited, licensed and approved

    This course has been reviewed and accredited by the PeopleCert

    Many eLearning PRINCE2® Courses are not formally accredited or approved by the PeopleCert, which means the courses are invariably not fit-for-purpose in terms of providing the study content necessary to pass the exams. Only accredited providers are allowed to use the appropriate AXELOS logo shown above.

    tick Who should be interested in this course?
    • Project Managers / aspiring Project Managers
    • Team Leaders /Lead Developers
    • Programme Managers
    • PMO staff such as  risk managers, change managers, planners and resource managers
    • Project Support Officers
    • Business Analysts /SCRUM Masters
    • Product Owners, SROs and Project Sponsors
    • Operational Line Managers / Staff participating in a PRINCE2® Project
    tick Unrivalled eLearning Software

    This course includes:

    • Interactive trainer support – through forums, direct messaging and webinar sessions
    • Databank of 300 practice foundation style questions
    • Timed exam simulator, with 2 ‘mock’ foundation exams
    • Downloadable revision tablet ‘app’ for off-line working
    • Downloadable mock papers
    • Resource Centre with FREE downloadable templates for project documentation
    • Interactive exercises to embed learning
    • Glossary of terms
    • Downloadable Balance Global course completion certificate
    • Downloadable ‘high achievement’ certificate if you obtain over 70% in tests
    • 180 days course access


    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.

    Official Manual

    This course is designed so you can study this course without the ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® official manual. However, to maximise your chances of passing the PRINCE2 2009 Foundation we always recommend you purchase the Official PRINCE2 Manual.

    Note: This course has been officially approved by the PeopleCert. This ensures the official syllabi are covered.

    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 course includes the official PRINCE2® 2009 foundation exam. Here is some further information about this examination.

    tick Foundation Exam
    • Multiple Choice 75 questions
    • 5 of the questions for trial and feedback purposes so will not carry a mark
    • 35 marks or more required to pass (out of 75 available marks) – 50%
    • Closed Book exam
    • The foundation exam is a 1 hour
    • This exam texts how much of the theory you have retained and understand
    • No negative marking
    • Qualification Valid for life
    tickAdvantages of Online Proctor Examinations
    • You choose how to take your exam – paper, web based or web proctored
    • You choose the language of your exam – up to 22 languages available
    • You get 24/7/365 customer support for any questions you may have
    • You get instant online provisional results
    • You can view, download and print your e-certificate once the official results are out
    • You receive your hard copy certificate promptly
    • Your employer, potential employer or recruitment agency can verify your certificate online
    tick Examination Methods & Bookings

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

    • Worked through all the course sections and units at least once
    • Completed the exam simulator tests and achieved a repeatable score of 50% / above.

    Don’t feel nervous about the exam process. Our comprehensive eLearning course covers the exam syllabus in full and we will also provide you with exam hints and tips. Furthermore, we (unlike many competitors) pay extra for the premium remote proctoring service. With this Proctoring service you will be personally guided through the on-line exam process rather than having your exam being recorded and watched by an invigilator later. This means there are fewer opportunities for your exam to be disqualified because of in-advertent mistakes with in the exam process itself.

    Exam Voucher / Booking

    Purchasing this course with exam will automatically send you an email with a voucher code and a link to use the code to make your exam booking booking. The exam is run through our Examination Institute (PeopleCert) remote Proctor service. You can book your exam for a time and day of your choosing including weekends and evenings, but you need to give 10 days’ notice of when this is.

    Within 24 hours of booking your exam you will receive a confirmation email asking you to register on the PeopleCert’s (Exam Institute) website before for your exam takes place.

    Please note that you need to redeem your voucher (book your exam) within the course expiry period which in this case is 31/12/17.

    Online Proctoring Explained

    Please download the following official PeopleCert Guide

    PeopleCert Proctoring Explained

    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:

    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 the PeopleCert Online Proctoring Service.

    For those concerned that their PC might not be suitable for running a Proctor exam may we recommend testing you equipment using the the PeopleCert Compatability Check


     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 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.

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