Jennifer Fitzpatrick

PRINCE2 Agile® Prerequisite Updated

Opens Certification up to Thousands in Ireland & the UK


Based on community feedback and the results of a successful pilot, AXELOS has taken the decision to lower the prerequisite for PRINCE2® Agile to PRINCE2® Foundation level in addition to a number of other recognized project management certifications. This means the door has been opened to millions of business professionals who are now eligible to take the PRINCE2® Agile certification. 

PRINCE2® Agile combines the flexibility and responsiveness of agile delivery with the established and proven best practice framework of the world’s most recognized project management method, PRINCE2®. It is supported by a manual, training, an examination and a globally recognized certification.


This is a natural development and reflects the reality of the PRINCE2 methodology as it adopts to the real world enabling peopleand organizations to realise the value of the PRINCE2® Agile certification” – Ruaidhri McSharry, Director Service Management, SureSkills 

Until today, PRINCE2 Agile was only available to Project Managers with a current PRINCE2 Practitioner certification. Following a successful pilot in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, AXELOS is extending the trial globally, meaning PRINCE2 Agile training is now open to anyone with the PRINCE2 Foundation certification. This expansion will commence from 1 October 2016 and is initially set to run until the end of 2017. 

AXELOS has also opened PRINCE2 Agile up to other project management professionals who hold certifications awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA), in recognition of the level of competence and understanding demonstrated by the candidates who hold these certifications. 

Therefore in order to take PRINCE2 Agile, a candidate must hold only one of the below certifications: 

• PRINCE2 Foundation 

• Project Management Professional (PMP) 

• Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) 

• IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director) 

• IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager) 

• IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager) 

• IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate). 

Nikos Paxos AXELOS head of product experience

Nikos Paxos, AXELOS head of product experience, said: “The challenges faced by professionals today are becoming morevaried and adopting Agile techniques is a perfect fit to help address these new demands. People appreciate the flexibility and the potential to deliver results sooner, which working in an agile way brings. That is why we have seen an increasing number of PRINCE2 Practitioners apply agile concepts to their project delivery. 

“We believe that the update to the prerequisite will enable more organizations and end learners to benefit from adopting a more Agile approach to their business.” 

Why SureSkills for PRINCE2 

Our trainers are accomplished practitioners and their understanding of the real world of Project Management comes through in the context and practical nature of our programmes. 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. 

Special Offer 

To further enable project management professionals in Ireland & Northern Ireland we are offering €250 off any PRINCE2 Agile course booked before the end of the year. Contact one of our Learning Consultants today for full details.

*Delivery of the course can be in 2017.

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