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Why should I take the PRINCE2 Practitioner course?

The PRINCE2 Practitioner course enables you to upgrade your Foundation qualification to Practitioner level. PRINCE2 Practitioner is suitable if you will be a Project or Team Manager in a PRINCE2 project. Consultants, PMO staff and Program Managers will all the find the course beneficial.  If you are looking to enhance your CV and demonstrate PRINCE2 skills at the highest level, then PRINCE2 Practitioner is your best option.  The course prepares you for the Practitioner exam with examples, practice sessions and trainers tips using the latest PRINCE2 Practitioner papers.

Who should attend this class?

Typical job roles include:

  • Project managers and aspiring project managers

  • Project team managers and support staff

  • Managers or program managers

  • Project management consultants

What is included?

The course includes:

  • 1.5-days classroom exam review from a PRINCE2 Approved Trainer

  • Official  PRINCE2 manual "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2" version 2017

  • Accredited course material including sample exam questions

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner exam + Certificate

  • 14 PDUs if you are a PMP

What will I learn?

The course is designed to prepare you for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. 2 areas are important: to get your knowledge to the Practitioner level and ensure you are fully prepared for the Practitioner exam.  During the course, you will:

  • Receive tips and technique for the Practitioner exam

  • Learn how to successfully answer different question types such as classic and matching

  • Take and pass the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam

What are the course prerequisites?

You must have passed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam to attend this course. You should be working in or have a good knowledge of project management.  You need to complete about 10-20 hours of study before the course.  We'll provide the pre-course preparation .

You must have your copy of the current version of the Official PRINCE2 manual:  "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2"

If you haven’t worked with PRINCE2 in a while, it might be best to attend the Foundation class and get a refresher. This course is a review of a Practitioner sample exam and focuses on preparing you for that, otherwise it is expected that you have read the manual and done the refresher on your own prior to attending.

What are the course contents?

This is the official PRINCE2 Practitioner course approved by Peoplecert. The course covers the complete PRINCE2 syllabus to Practitioner level and includes examination practice.

Key Learning Points

PRINCE2 Practitioner exam

  • Structure of the exam

  • PRINCE2 syllabus areas

  • Learning outcomes tested by the Practitioner exam

  • Exam time management

  • Dealing with difficult question

  • Common exam topics

Sample Exam questions and answers

Outline Timetable

Day 1

  • Practitioner exam guidance - rules and procedures

  • Approaches to the exam scenario

  • Exam syllabus topics in detail

  • Types of Practitioner exam question:  Classic, Matching.

  • Recommended techniques for answering questions

  • Preparing and using the PRINCE2 manual

  • Revision of key areas

  • Practitioner exam questions

  • Homework – revision for Practitioner exam

Day 2

  • Review of Day 1

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam


Which exam is included in this course?

This course includes the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.

PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam

The PRINCE2 Practitioner  exam tests your ability to apply the PRINCE2 methodology with a scenario. A Foundation exam pass is required before you can take the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam

  • 68 multiple choice questions

  • Open book exam, but only the official PRINCE2 manual can be used

  • 2.5 hours duration

  • 55% needed to pass so a score of 38 / 68 is required

When is the exam taken?

Your Practitioner exam is taken on Friday.

How does the course prepare me for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam?

The course follows the official PRINCE2 Practitioner exam syllabus. During the course, you practice with the latest exam papers. You also do exam questions for homework in the evening. The first day of this course is dedicated to practice for your Practitioner exam and our expert trainer will guide you through a series of exercises and discussions to get you ready for the exam itself.

Do I need ID for the PRINCE2 exam?

You must bring photographic ID with you. A driver's license or passport is fine. A work ID, with photograph, is also acceptable.

How long does my PRINCE2 qualification last?

The Practitioner qualification must be renewed every 3 years to maintain your status as an PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner.

Registered practitioners certified under version 2017 will have the option of adhering to the Axelos Membership program (Free the 1st year) and earn 20 CPD points every year to remain current. 

What happens if I don't pass a PRINCE2 exam?

If you don't pass the Practitioner exam you will find this out by email a few weeks after taking the class. We'll send you your score and a question by question breakdown of your paper. You can retake the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam at the next class or online for an additional fee.

Can I just take the PRINCE2 exams with you?

Sorry, no. We are an Accredited Training Organization for PRINCE2 so we are not permitted to offer just exams.


Where is the class held?

Our courses are held at quality downtown venues in all major Canadian cities. You will be close to transport links and parking.

What are the class hours?

  • Thursday -> Friday: 8.30 AM to 4:30 PM

  • On Friday, the class may finish early after your Practitioner exam.

How much preparation is required?

You have about 10-20 hours of preparation to do before you attend the PRINCE2 Practitioner course.  You will receive guidance on how to advance your knowledge to the Practitioner level and an experienced trainer is always available, by email, to support your preparation.

I am a PMP, can I just take PRINCE2 Practitioner?

If you are a current PMP or CAPM you are not required to take the PRINCE2 Foundation exam and go straight to the Practitioner level.  You still need to gain Foundation level knowledge of PRINCE2 but it’s one less exam to worry about.  We do not offer the Practitioner level only to PMPs but you can take our course PRINCE2 for PMPs.

Do I get the PRINCE2 manual with this course?

The latest PRINCE2 manual is included with this course .

Where do I find my PRINCE2 Foundation information?

You must have passed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam to take this class.  When registering you will be required to provide your Foundation certificate number or a .PDF copy. If you have done the Foundation training with us, we will have this information in our database, otherwise we can help you to locate this information.

How many PDUs do I get for this course?

PMPs can claim 14 PDUs at the PMI for the PRINCE2 Practitioner Upgrade course. (7 Technical PDUs, 4 Leadership PDUs, 3 Strategic PDUs)

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