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PRINCE2® - Foundation - Practitioner - Agile

The SureSkills Manchester PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course is intended for project managers, directors and team leaders who wish to learn the PRINCE2 methodologies and want to manage projects.

Our 5 day certification (Foundation and Practitioner) includes the official PRINCE2 course manual, PRINCE2 Exam, PRINCE2 certificate, course handbook and much more. Led by highly skilled and knowledgeable instructor that are real practitioners in the context and practical nature of our programmes. Why not take time to browse our schedule below to find an ideal location for you.

Our dedicated Training Consulting team will provide you with expert guidance for your course - whether your PRINCE2 courses takes place in our Manchester offices, at your offices (in-company private training) or virtually from anywhere in the world.

We are focused on helping you and your company with the management of your projects and ultimately your results. That’s why we have pre and post-course support for all our delegates and consulting clients.

PRINCE2 Training Courses - Northern England

The SureSkills PRINCE2 Foundation, Practitioner & Agile courses in Northern England are delivered by highly qualified trainers with extensive Project Management experience. SureSkills is with you every step of the way with training consultants there to support you - that's why we have pre and post-course support for all our delegates and consulting clients.

Key Benefits of PRINCE2

  • Globally recognised qualification 
  • PRINCE 2 is fully accredited by AXELOS & Peoplecert
  • Gain first class project management skills 
  • Enhance employment prospects 
  • Improve organisational effectiveness
  • Highly Qualified, Certified, and Accredited trainers

Need info or want to book?

PRINCE2 is proven to improve project outcomes across every part of an organisation, so if you are looking for advice on how to begin a large transformation project or simply wish to advance your career - why not contact a SureSkills. Our training consultants on 0161 7101347 - they have lots of experience and are here to help. Click here to go to our Contact Us page.

PRINCE2® Explained

This AXELOS PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certification is one of the most industry-recognized project management certifications for project professionals.

PRINCE2® may be similar to what you currently use, but what it does best is pull together common names and descriptions into a structure that anyone familiar with PRINCE2® can understand, regardless of background or industry. 

PRINCE2® is flexible, adaptable method for managing projects. It helps you work out who should be involved, their responsibilities and processes, explaining what information you should be gathering along the way.  

Our PRINCE2 Foundation, Practitioner & Agile Certification Courses in Norther Ireland is ideal for individuals and enterprises that are looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the PRINCE2 project management methodology. 

What size projects suit PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2® can be applied to almost any size project. 

Prince2 will not tell you how to micromanage a task in a project but will make sure you really understand all project principles and processes and how to manage them. Applied correctly, you will be able to easily tailor all your projects to suit your needs and closely oversee all the projects you manage using the PRINCE2 methodology. 

Even projects lasting only a few days will benefit from selective application of PRINCE2® guidelines. PRINCE2® highly flexible so it can be adapted for all project types regardless of industry and organisation size.

What type of project type of project can PRINCE2® be applied to?

Originally developed for IT projects however there has been widespread adoption in other industries over the past number of years. In fact all types of project benefit from PRINCE2; construction, engineering, IT, business, financial or government.

Can PRINCE2® handle non-IT projects?

Yes! PRINCE2® is designed to be generic and can be used for projects of any nature; construction, engineering, IT, business, financial or government. 

Will PRINCE2® make my project successful?

No! but applied sensibly it will increase the chances of your projects (should the project stand up to scrutiny) being successful.

Does SureSkills own PRINCE2®?


PRINCE2 belongs to AXELOS Ltd. Originally PRINCE2 was developed as a UK government. 

However, in July 2013, ownership of the rights to PRINCE2 was transferred from HM Cabinet Office to AXELOS Ltd, a joint venture by the Cabinet Office and Capita plc, with 49% and 51% stakes respectively. 

Will a PRINCE2® qualification help my career?

If you are anyway involved in projects or project management and YOUR CV does not mention PRINCE2 expertise, then you are at a disadvantage. As the de-facto standard for project management in the UK and Ireland and PRINCE2® project management methodology is practiced worldwide. 

Many organisations, both private and public, mandate the use of PRINCE2® and therefore require their staff to be competent and qualified to practice the method. A qualification in PRINCE2® will get you recognized in the project management community and give you enhanced credibility. 

What are the PRINCE2® skills a delegate learns on a course?

The PRINCE2 Foundation qualification will teach you the PRINCE2 principles, terminology and when qualified you will be able to act as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2 methodology within a project environment supporting PRINCE2.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification will teach you to apply PRINCE2 to the running and managing of a project within an environment supporting PRINCE2. Once qualified you will be able to apply and tune PRINCE2 to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of the relationships between the PRINCE2 principles, themes and processes and PRINCE2 products and will understand these elements.

The PRINCE2 Re-Registration qualification is designed for those who have passed PRINCE2 to Practitioner level and wish to maintain their Registered Practitioner status. The PRINCE2 Examination Board has determined that all PRINCE2 Practitioners should be re-registered within 3-5 calendar years of their original certification (failure to pass the Re-Registration examination after five calendar years as a Registered Practitioner will result in withdrawal of your registered status).

The PRINCE2 Agile qualification will teach you how to apply and tailor key agile concepts to PRINCE2 projects. Once qualified, you can potentially complete projects and create returns on investment earlier than possible with a rigid PRINCE2 structure. You can also improve communication by using common terminology across PRINCE2 and agile disciplines.

How widely recognised is PRINCE2?

By 2019 there has been over 2 million PRINCE2 exams already taken, globally P2 is recognised as the world’s most popular project management methodology. 

In fact, PRINCE2® certifications are held and used in 220 countries/dependant territories/special areas of geographical interest using ISO3166 standard (as at 29 November 2019).

After Foundation training and exam how can I become a Practitioner?

You need to sit a two day upgrade course - this is available as an intensive classroom course, virtual learning or as online learning.

Can I proceed straight to the Practitioner level?

In order to be eligible for the Practitioner exam you must have successfully completed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam or one of the other PRINCE2 Practitioner pre-requisite courses .

You can however take our fast track route by combining the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner levels. This can be achieved through one of three pathways depending on your chosen learning method.

Foundation, Practitioner, Agile and Professional

The development of PRINCE2 is driven by the end-user feedback from users, project management specialists and a review panel of 150 public and private sector organizations. This has resulted in a generic best practice tool which is flexible enough to be tailored to your organization and used successfully for all types of projects. 

Because PRINCE2 provides a greater control of resources and the ability to manage business and project risk more effectively, its appeal extends far beyond project management specialists to directors and executive board members.

The PRINCE2 qualification scheme has been developed to offer four levels of qualification, FoundationPractitioner, Agile and Professional as outlined below.

AXELOS has also developed the PRINCE2 Agile™ qualification to enable you to incorporate the project management processes and methods of PRINCE2 with agile concepts to offer a complete agile project management solution. 

Resits and Take2

Taking any ITIL® or PRINCE2® exam means you invest in time, energy and money. Wouldn’t you like to be able to sit an exam knowing that if the outcome is not what you expected, you could have another shot, at the exam?

SureSkills provides you with the quality training that you need to cope with some of the most demanding, career-boosting certification exams – especially those in Service Management and Project Management. And whilst SureSkills has one of the highest PRINCE2 and ITIL average pass rates of any training provider, sometimes though, the result may not be the expected one.

Depending on the amount of experience you have in a role or the time you have had available to do the required reading means that, not everyone will pass the exam the first time. And not everyone likes online proctored exams (see notes below).

  1. The good news is that SureSkills now provides all candidates with the Take2 re-sit option that allows you to schedule a retake of their exam in the event of an unsuccessful result.
  2. The Take2 re-sit exam is then available for 6 months (from the date of your initial exam).
  3. Unless the Booker of your course specifically asks not to have the Take2 added - you should see it in your PeopleCert profile. Note: SureSkills can only add the Take2 option to your exam at time of purchase. 
  4. Always use the same email address that you used to book with us when accessing your PeopleCert profile exam or eBook. 
  5. We cannot issue the Take2 option if you have purchased your exam or course with us. 
  6. If you fail the exam without having the Take2 option, then you will have to pay full exam fees for Retake. That's why from 9th Feb 2022, SureSkills has decided to include Take2 for all ITIL and PRNCE2 courses. 
  7. All our accredited PRINCE2 & ITIL training courses include an exam voucher & official courseware. You simply create a PeopleCert profile and can then redeem the exam voucher to schedule your exam at a time & date of your choosing.
  8. All ITIL® & PRINCE2® certification exams are now conducted via Online Proctoring direct with a PeopleCert invigilator using their secure environment ExamShield.
  9. In all cases, you will need a computer with a webcam, speakers, microphone and a supported browser to take the Exam (details in the other tabs).

If you have any queries please contact info@sureskills.com

Proctored Exam - Examshield

How does online Exam proctoring work?

On the day of your exam simply choose a room that suits you, plug your computer (see notes on specifications and software below) into the internet and you're good to go. Your PeopleCert Online Proctor will identify you via sophisticated technology ensure that your testing environment is comfortable, while also adhering to guidelines about what is permitted and what isn't. Check out this video explainer:


I have a Windows Computer, what hardware and software do I need?

  • Windows® 11, Windows® 10 (Windows 10S is not supported), Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8. Note: The ExamShield Microsoft Store version is only available to Windows 10 version 17763 or later.
  • Internet Explorer version 10 or greater.
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (Minimum requirements).
  • Active Full-Time/Broadband internet connection of at least 4Mbps.
  • 16-bit monitor (at least 15”) with screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher.
  • Speakers and microphone (the use of headsets is only allowed during onboarding).
  • Keyboard and mouse or another pointing device (keyboard set to English characters).
  • A single web camera you can rotate (embedded or external – no mobile phone).

Click here to access the PeopleCert Windows PC step by step guide: 

I have a Mac/Apple Computer, what hardware and software do I need?

  • macOS Sierra (10.12), macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Mojave (10.14), macOS Catalina (10.15) macOS Big Sur (11) or macOS Monterey (12). ExamShield software.
  • Mac compatible web camera (no mobile phone) and microphone (for Mac Mini and Mac Pro).
  • Active Full-Time/Broadband internet connection of at least 4Mbps.
  • Keyboard and mouse or any other pointing device (keyboard set to English characters).
  • Speakers and microphone (the use of headsets is only allowed during onboarding).

Click here to access the PeopleCert Apple Mac step by step guide:

If you have any queries please contact info@sureskills.com


PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

The foundation qualification gives you the knowledge and understanding to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team in a PRINCE2 environment. The foundation qualification is also a prerequisite for the Practitioner qualification. 

Typically, training for PRINCE2 Foundation lasts two and a half days and the examination takes place in the afternoon at the end of the training (3 days total). You can also self-study for the Foundation exam and you may also choose to take training in another format, such as distance learning. As an Accredited Training Organizations SureSkills is available to meet your specific requirements and customise to suit your or your team.

Examination Format

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 60 questions per paper
  • 33 marks required (out of 60 available) to pass: 55%
  • One hour's (60 minutes) duration
  • Closed book.

Exam Results and e-Certificate
At the end of the online Proctored exam you will get immediate feedback about your result. 

I've passed my PRINCE2 Foundation exam – what next? 

One year's subscription to My PRINCE 2 is included with your exam. My PRINCE2 is an online subscription to the latest resources and content helping you to apply what you have learnt during the PRINCE2 Foundation exam to the workplace, as well as developing your skills and knowledge in line with future innovations in PRINCE2 project management. 

PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner

Whether you want to take the full course or just the exam – we are here to help you. We have the highest pass rates in Ireland and support you every step of the way!

PRINCE2 Agile Training Courses

PRINCE2 Agile™ has been developed as a single-tier Practitioner qualification. The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to demonstrate that you can apply and tailor PRINCE2 Agile in a scenario situation. A successful Practitioner candidate will be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided for the use of PRINCE2 Agile in will all be factors that impact what can be achieved.

Examination Format

  • Objective testing  
  • 50 questions each worth one mark 
  • 30 marks or more required to pass out of 50 questions: 
  • 60% pass mark 
  • Two-and-a-half hours’ (150 minutes) duration, 
  • no additional reading time 
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 Agile guide only).

PRINCE2 Re-registration

PRINCE2 Re-registration enables you to demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development.

The PRINCE2® Practitioner, 5th edition  certificate needs to be renewed within 3 calendar years of its issue date. In order to maintain your qualification and ensure there are no gaps in your Practitioner status, you can either retake the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam before the expiry date or maintain your certification through CPD points and a digital badge. If you choose to follow the CPD route you will need to purchase a subscription to MY PRINCE2 which costs £50 + VAT per year.

Who is PRINCE2 Re-registration for:

Holders of the PRINCE2® Practitioner, 5th edition  certificate, which needs to be renewed within 3 calendar years of its issue date.

  • Official 6th Edition eBook
  • Official examination
  • Take2 Re-sit voucher - should you not get the result needed
  • Official Pre-course material (Sample papers, Workbook)
  • PDUs
  • Qualified & Experienced PRINCE2® Instructor
  • Certificate of attendance & Certification of Qualification(subject to passing the exam)

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Find out how PRINCE2 can drive consistent project outcomes. Whether you wish to learn an introductory knowledge of the PRINCE2 or develop an in-depth understanding - then check out our range of PRINCE2 courses near you.

Chat with a SureSkills training consultant about PRINCE2 Foundation, Practitioner or Agile. Or call our Manchester office? We have lots of experience and are here to help. Contact a SureSkills training consultant - or call 0161 7101347.

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