About PRINCE2 ® Qualification and Examination 

PRINCE2 ® Foundation Qualification and Examination
  • The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 ® method to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2 ®. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification.
  • This qualification is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects.
  • The PRINCE2 ® Foundation examination is a closed-book examination and is intended to address the knowledge and skills that demonstrate proficiency in the project management method PRINCE2 ®.
  • The Foundation design is based on testing the breadth of the syllabus using random generation of papers. There is no hidden importance to the topics. All topics are of equal importance, with an equal chance of appearing in the examination. A candidate is expected to meet the requirements of all the syllabus topics, although each examination will not necessarily examine all syllabus topics
  • Each examination consists of 70 questions covering all syllabus areas. The number of questions per syllabus area in each examination is in proportion to the number of topics within that syllabus area.

PRINCE2® Practitioner Qualification and Examination

  • The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2® in a scenario situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided for the use of PRINCE2® in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve.
  • This qualification is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.
  • The Practitioner Exam is an Open Book Exam. Only the PRINCE2® Manual “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2™” can be used as a reference during the examination.
  • There will be 8 questions per paper (total 80 subquestions) and all questions are mandatory. The Practitioner exam will be 2.5 hours duration. The pass mark is 55% for candidates.