Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions on PRINCE2.

For more detailed questions on PRINCE2, please contact us.

What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 is flexible, adaptable method for managing projects. It helps you work out who should be involved, their responsibilities and processes, explainiing 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.

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.


As a long time training provider of VMware, SureSkills has the skills and experience to ensure you enjoy all the benefits of maintaining or upgrading current certification.


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