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PRINCE2 Foundation course


Course Description

Foundation course content

The course introduces you to the basics behind the PRINCE2 process-based method, and prepares you for the test that leads to the PRINCE2 Foundation certificate. It begins by exploring the increasing importance of projects in today’s world, before discussing what a project is, why projects fail and what the role of the project manager is. You will then examine the structure of PRINCE2 – its principles, themes, processes and the idea of tailoring the method to its environment – before each one of these elements is expanded and explained in turn.

Topics covered include:
• what is project management?
• the PRINCE2 principles and themes
• starting up a project
• initiating a project
• the business case
• the project organisation
• project planning
• risks and quality
• controlling a stage
• managing product delivery
• change and progress
• directing a project
• closing a project.

Associated careers

Project management is a modern career that is applicable to any business sector. PRINCE2 certification has become a minimum requirement for many CVs, and will also give you skills in productbased planning and risk management. The qualification can be a careerchanging opportunity that leads to project management or consultancy work in one of the large UK or international government or non-government organisations.

Teaching and assessment

The course requires a first pass of all the material in the official manual, so it is important that students do some reading before the course starts. All students are provided with pre-course material that explains what reading is expected prior to beginning the course.

The course consists of a series of interleaved lectures and seminars. The lectures are designed to introduce the method’s terminology, which is then discussed in the seminars where exercises based on case studies explain how to use the method in practice. A comprehensive course handbook, containing all the course slides is handed to each student upon arrival. At the end of each day multiple choice questions are used to remind us of the day’s learning and to prepare us for the certificate examination.

Visit the PRINCE2 Foundation course page on the University of Westminster website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

To anyone who is required to manage a project as part of their job and wishes to understand how to organise the project in a way that increases its chances of success. The PRINCE2 Practitioner course is open to anyone with a PRINCE2 Foundation certificate. PRINCE2 certification has become a minimum requirement for many CVs, and will also give you skills in productbased planning and risk management. The qualification can be a careerchanging opportunity that leads to project management or consultancy work in one of the large UK or international government or non-government organisations.

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