Information on our PRINCE2® training courses

Our trainers are real practitioners and their understanding of the real world of project management comes through in the context and practical nature of our programmes. SureSkills courses are focused on helping you get better and more consistent outcomes from each of your projects and ultimately your results. Chat to any of our Training Consultants to discuss how we can help you optimise outcomes for you and your team, and about our "best in the business" pass rate for the offical certification exams. 

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). 

Check out the course here: 

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.

Key Benefits of PRINCE2

  • Globally recognised qualification 
  • Gain first class project management skills 
  • Enhance employment prospects 
  • Improve organisational effectiveness

Next Steps?

Looking to upgrade your Project Management skills? Need to learn more about the Exams? Want to learn how PRINCE2 can improve your project outcomes? Perhaps you are looking for advice on how to begin a large transformation project? Either way, why not contact a SureSkills training consultant - we have lots of experience and are here to help. Click here to go to our Contact Us page.

Is SureSkills accredited for PRINCE2

Yes. SureSkills is an ATO (Accredited Training Organisation) by PeopleCert, the owners of PRINCE2 and the sole exam provider for PRINCE2. Our highly skilled trainers are approved by PeopleCert and our unique courseware manuals, practice exams and slides are all signed off by PeopleCert.

What's included in your PRINCE2 Course?

  • The official “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2” book. 
  • Our unique SureSkills course work book and course slides. 
  • Practice exams. 
  • Exam voucher(s) so that you can take the PRINCE2 exam(s) when it suits you.
  •  Exam guarantee – a free re-sit if you fail you exam.

What is the SureSkills PRINCE2 exam guarantee?

We are very confident that all our delegates will pass the PRINCE2 exam first time. And the results show that we achieve the very best exam pass rates for PRINCE2 anywhere in the world. However, we can all have an off-day, should you fail at the first attempt we offer a free re-sit. Please note: This free re-sit is limited to one free re-sit per course as long as you have attended our PRINCE2 course in full and is valid for six months from the failed exam attempt.

*The free exam re-sit applies to our publicly scheduled courses only. For private in-company events please consult with your account manager or the in-company booker. 

I've done the Foundation training and exam how do I become a Practitioner?

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

I want to go straight to Practitioner training!

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.

What is PRINCE2®?

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.  

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. 

How big does a project have to be before PRINCE2 can be used?

PRINCE2® can be applied to all sorts of projects, from the very small to the very large. Even projects lasting only a few days will benefit from selective application of PRINCE2® guidelines. The key to success with PRINCE2® is to remember it is highly configurable, and so can be adapted for all project types regardless of industry and marketplace.

Is PRINCE2® aimed at any particular type of project?

PRINCE2® is designed to be applied generally to all types of project, be they construction, engineering, IT, business, financial or whatever. In the past, it has been aimed at IT projects, and so it is still well used in this area however there has been significant growth recently in other industries.

Is PRINCE2® suitable for non-IT projects?

Yes! Unlike the first version of PRINCE, PRINCE2® is designed to be generic and can be used for projects of any nature.

Does PRINCE2® guarantee a successful outcome to projects?

No! but applied sensibly it will increase the chances of your projects being successful.

Who owns PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2 belongs to AXELOS Ltd. The marketing of the manuals is carried out by The Stationery Office (formerly known as HMSO). 

What will a PRINCE2® qualification do for me?

The PRINCE2® project management methodology is the de-facto standard for project management in the UK and is practiced worldwide. It covers the management, control and organisation of a project.

A qualification in PRINCE2® will not only boost your skills and confidence when managing projects but will greatly improve your employment prospects. 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.

What are the PRINCE2 qualifications and what will they teach me?

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.

Which countries recognise PRINCE2?

With over a million exams already taken globally PRINCE2 is already recognised as the world’s most popular project management methodology.

What time do SureSkills PRINCE2 courses start at?

*The start times below applies to our publicly scheduled courses only. For private in-company events please check your Joining Instructions, consult with your account manager or check with your in-company booker.  

We normally start at 9:30 am and finish around 5 pm. The course aims to cover a considerable amount of material so that you get the most from your time. Depending on the group and engagement the times can vary upon agreement between the lecturer and the group. 

 

Can I take PRINCE2 Foundation separately from Practitioner?

Yes, we can book you onto the Foundation only or the practitioner course only. This can be due to work or personal time pressures. However, we do recommend that you do your Foundation and Practitioner courses and exams in the same week if possible, as this often offers the best chance of passing the exams and getting the most from the training when you return to your organisation. Globally, the pass rate for PRINCE2 Practitioner is higher when taken immediately after the PRINCE2 Foundation course & exam.

What is PRINCE2 Agile?

PRINCE2 Agile is a combination of Agile project management and PRINCE2. We often explain that PRINCE2 Agile is an extension module tailored for organisations and individuals already benefiting from PRINCE2. PRINCE2 Agile was designed in order to help PRINCE2 Practitioners tailor the management controls to Agile specifications and at the same time help Agile practitioners understand how to use PRINCE2. PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile are completely different qualifications. We offer PRINCE2 practitioner Agile qualification.

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. 

 

  • 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)
Contact us

Whether you are thinking of doing PRINCE2 Foundation, Practitioner or Agile - why not contact a SureSkills training consultant? We have lots of experience and are here to help. Contact a SureSkills training consultant.

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