PRINCE2 Practitioner Online Elearning with Exam

Interactive self paced eLearning course

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This course is designed to help those who have typically passed PRINCE2® at Foundation Level and wish to study and qualify as a PRINCE2® to Practitioner.

Anyone who has to work within a project environment and needs to understand the structure and terminology of PRINCE2® will benefit from Foundation & Practitioner 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 and the Practitioner level qualification tests application of the method within a scenario situation.

Balance Global’s PRINCE2® eLearning Practitioner 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. 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.

Key Course Features:

  • Interactive Tutor Support – Forums, Webinars and Direct Messaging.
  • Trainers respond promptly, but within 1 working day / 24 hours maximum
  • Course caters for different learning styles
  • This Practitioner element consists of 5 hours of instructor led content over 76 course units and 8 interactive exercises, plus 5 hours of mock exams
  • Includes online PRINCE2® Practitioner Examinations, via ProctorU
  • This Course offers Timed Exam Simulators with 2 full mock exams
  • Mac /PC compatible
  • iPad /Android Tablet APP for off-line learning / revision
  • FREE downloadable mock papers, templates and tools for practical use
  • Course completion certificates and in-house test high achievement badges.
  • FREE downloadable revision tablet ‘app’ for off-line working
  • 2 FREE downloadable mock papers included
  • Resource Centre with FREE downloadable templates for project documentation
  • Interactive exercises to embed learning
  • EXTENDED 180 day course access
  • EXTENDED Exam Voucher valid for 180 days
  • Glossary of terms
  • FREE downloadable Balance Global course completion certificates for each course.
  • Badges of Excellence for high in-house test scores


There are no pre-requisites for this course. However, if you want to progress to take the exams later on you will need to pass the foundation exam before you can take the practitioner exam. Please see the following PRINCE2 Foundation Course with Exam.

Official Manual

To complete this course the learner must possess the Official PRINCE2® Manual which provides you with everything along with this course necessary to prepare you for the official PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. To purchase this manual separately click the above link and add to your basket.

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 practitioner course covers all of the official syllabus for practitioner level, which includes the following elements:

Detailed Explanation / Preparation for the Practitioner Exams:

  • Full guidance on the 6 different question styles used in the practitioner exams
  • Guidance on how to prepare you manual for the exam
  • Detailed guidance on key project managementdocuments that are frequently examined
  • Exam hints and tips

Refresh on the 7 Principles:

Refresh on key points of 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

Refresh on key points regarding 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

PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam

The Practitioner Examination is two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) in duration and is an objective test with no additional reading time.

Practitioner Examination Format

Objective testing

  • 8 questions – 10 question items per question, each worth one mark
  • 44 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) – 55%
  • Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 manual only)

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 55% 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 this product 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 APMG 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 APMG 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

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 Jacelyn Jacelyn says:

    Full of useful hints and tips to prepare for the practitioner exam. I especially liked the interactive exercises in the course. Best thing is – I passed the exam!

  2. Profile photo of Nelson Manus Nelson Manus says:

    Not really a fan of eLearning – but this did the job. Wish I’d had time to do a classroom one though.

  3. Quite a complicated subject delivered clearly. Diagrams & exercises were really good.

  4. I got stuck on understanding why I got some questions wrong in the mock exams so I messaged the trainer. She got back to me in a couple of hours and explained it to me. That was so helpful – didn’t want to book my exam until I felt I’d got everything straight in my head.

  5. The downloadable App is great – but any progress made on the App doesn’t sync with the web version – otherwise I’d have given it 5 stars

  6. Profile photo of Jane Bosque Jane Bosque says:

    Thanks for clearing up the difference between internal / external products vs internal/external suppliers. I was struggling with that bit before.

  • £470.00 Excl VAT
  • 90 Days
  • Course Certificate


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