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Our PRINCE2 training is being presented as Live Virtual Training with 4 hours content per day.  It comprises two modules: Foundation and Practitioner.  You can choose to do the combined course or you can take the modules separately.

The PRINCE2 Foundation module is held in the first week, 5 days Monday to Friday. The PRINCE2 Practitioner module is held the following week, 3 days Tuesday to Thursday. 

The course timing is 9:00am to 2:00pm including one hour for breaks.

With regard to exams, these are taken online at a time of your choosing.  It is not necessary to sit the Foundation exam prior to doing the Practitioner course, although many people choose to do so. 


The #1 PRINCE2 training program presented by Laurence Archer

Lots of things go into making a great course, but the single most important is always the trainer - their knowledge of the subject, their real world experience that they can draw upon in the class, their ability to answer questions, their communication skills and their obvious enthusiasm for the subject which fills the class.  This is what makes the difference.  ALC is proud to present this course with Laurence Archer.  Full bio here. Laurtence does absolutely GREAT virtual training.  Scroll down for testimonials.


PRINCE2® is a preferred project management methodology of both business and government around the world. It provides a proven best practice model that ensures project delivery is on time, on budget and of high quality.

This course provides a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the PRINCE2 methodology and prepares participants for the Foundation and/or Practitioner exams.

Course Structure

The PRINCE2 training program comprises a Foundation Module followed by the Practitioner Module, which can be taken together or separately. Through practice exams, workshops and overnight study, you gain the knowledge and skills required to take the Foundation and Practitioner exams.

What Option Should I Choose?

The full PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate Program is designed for current or aspiring project management professionals who need to fully master this leading PM method and at the same time obtain a globally-recognised certification. This program is also ideal for anyone intending to become a PRINCE2 Consultant or PRINCE2 Trainer.  The course provides a very comprehensive coverage of PRINCE2 including the 7 PRINCIPLES, 7 THEMES, 7 PROCESSES as well as full preparation for the Foundation and Practitioner Certificate exams.

The PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate Course taken on its own is designed for those who are not necessarily aspiring for professional level knowledge but who nevertheless require a sufficient understanding of this project management methodology – such as people working in projects, people initiating projects, business representatives, team leaders, those with an interest in project management or who are considering moving into that field.

If you take the Foundation module on its own you may at a later date take the Practitioner module and complete the full program.

What You Get:

  • PRINCE2 Manual Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 published by AXELOS Limited
  • Comprehensive ALC Course Workbook
  • Practice Examinations
  • PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate Exam
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate Exam

Testimonials

These are comments from delegates at PRINCE2 Live Virtual Training classes presented by Laurence Archer in 2020. Comments were received in online surveys completed after the course.

“Enjoyed the experience. Laurence is an engaging trainer and full of knowledge and good humour has a pleasant personality. Fantastic Trainer.”

“I highly recommend ALC for Prince 2 training. Laurence Archer - Trainer was highly engaging and well experienced in Prince 2 Knowledge He led the class well.”

“I really enjoyed the course and the virtual experience over the in-house style.“

“Laurence was great - he gave us 5 min breaks every hour which worked about right. He was able to provide real life experience & really make the material come to life. it's a lot to learn in 1 week and the text book is so much information it can be seem overwhelming - but Laurence really pulls out the key things to remember. Plus exam advice to boot.”

“Laurence was amazing because of:- his wealth and breadth of experience. - his ability to translate the text book material into real life examples and make sense of content- his knowledge of the product was highly impressive- his patience - he was gritty and therefore relatable- he had complete control over the virtual classroom- he was able to improve the learning experience with some tools also. I can't speak highly enough of Laurence.”

 

Learning outcomes

  • Understand all aspects of the PRINCE2 methodology
  • Learn how to deliver projects on time, within budget and to defined quality requirements
  • Integrate the PRINCE2 Principles and Themes into a project
  • Establish a project organisation with the appropriate stakeholders
  • Apply planning processes that ensure alignment with project, business case and quality requirements
  • Manage the progress of a project using the appropriate control mechanisms of PRINCE2
  • Prepare participants to pass the Foundation and Practitioner Certificate exams

Who should attend

The full 5-day PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate Program is designed for current or aspiring project management professionals who need to fully master this leading PM method and at the same time obtain a globally-recognised certification.

This program is also ideal for anyone intending to become a PRINCE2 Consultant or PRINCE2 Trainer.

Course contents

Module 1: PRINCE2 Foundation

This module provides a comprehensive coverage of the key principles and terminology of the PRINCE2 method.

1. Introduction to PRINCE2 and Project Management
  • Characteristics of project management
  • Project and product life cycles
  • History of PRINCE2
  • Overview of methodology
  • Project Management structure
  • Benefits of PRINCE2
2. The 7 Principles of PRINCE2
  • Continued business justification
  • Learn from experience
  • Defined roles and responsibility
  • Manage by Stages
  • Manage by Exception
  • Focus on products
  • Tailor to suit the project environment
3.  The 7 Themes of PRINCE2
  • Organisation
  • Change
  • Progress
  • Quality
  • Risk
  • Plans
  • Business Case
4.  The 7 Processes of PRINCE2
  • Starting a project
  • Directing a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing Stage Boundaries
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Closing a Project
5.  The Tailoring of PRINCE2

Module 2: PRINCE2 Practitioner

The PRINCE2 Practitioner Level Course is designed to provide the in-depth knowledge and understanding necessary to ensure you are able to apply PRINCE2 to the running and managing of a project within an environment supporting PRINCE2. To this end, Participants need to exhibit the competence required for the Foundation qualification, and show that they can apply and tune PRINCE2 to address the needs and problems of a specific project scenario.

The course comprises an intensive format of lectures, workshops and exercises. .

The course will cover the following:
1. Revision of foundation certificate theory
  • Principles
  • Themes
  • Processes
  • Tailoring
2. Coaching on examination structure and process
3. Complete mock Practitioner exam questions
4. Practical exercises and discussions on how to implement PRINCE2

 

Course fees

Face-to-face classroom training

Fees per person

PRINCE2®  Foundation & Practitioner - Course & Exam
  • Normal fee MYR 6,200 + sst

Fees include:

  • PRINCE2 Manual Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 published by AXELOS Limited
  • Comprehensive ALC course workbook quality printed in colour
  • Practice Examinations
  • PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate Exam
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate Exam
Foundation & Practitioner Exams

For classroom courses the exams are paper-based and are held in class on the last day of the respective module.  For Live Virtual classes the exams are held online after the course at a time of your choosing.

The Foundation Certificate exam is:

  • 60 minutes duration
  • Multiple choice
  • 60 questions per paper
  • Pass mark 55% (or 33 out of 60)
  • Closed-book

The Practitioner Certificate exam format is:

  • Open book (official PRINCE2 manual only)
  • 2.5 hours
  • 68 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark 55% (or 38 out of 68)

Note - Re-certification is required 3-5 years after original certification

Pre-Requisites

The Foundation Certificate is a mandatory pre-requisite to undertake the Practitioners exam.


What is PRINCE2

PRINCE2 is a structured project management methodology developed by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), UK and now owned and administered by Axelos Limited, a joint venture between the Capita Group and the UK Government.

PRINCE2 is a proven methodology with recognised professional certification. It offers a clearly defined technique to manage a project from start to finish. It is a process-based approach for project management, providing an easily tailored and scaleable method for the management of all types of projects.

PRINCE2 was developed as a non-proprietary ‘best practice’ project management methodology and with growing popularity, is evolving into an international de facto standard. The method describes how a project is divided into manageable stages enabling efficient control of resources, regular progress monitoring and decision points throughout the project. The various roles and responsibilities for managing a project are fully described and are adaptable to suit the size and complexity of the project, and the skills of the organisation.

A PRINCE2 project is driven by the project’s business case which describes the organisation’s justification, commitment and rationale for the deliverables or outcomes. The business case is regularly reviewed during the project to ensure the business objectives, which often change during the lifecycle of the project, are still being met.

Using a standard ‘best practice’ approach, PRINCE2 ensures that a quality solution can be delivered and enables projects to have:

  • A controlled and organised start, middle and end
  • Regular reviews of progress against plan and against the Business Case
  • Flexible decision points
  • Automatic management control of any deviations from the plan
  • The involvement of management and stakeholders at the right time and place during the project
  • Good communication channels between the project, project management, and the rest of the organisation

Why Use a Project Management Method?

Project failures are all too common – some make the headlines, the vast majority are either forgotten or are swept under the carpet. Either way, there is always a cost. Sometimes this cost is critical. In many if not most cases it could have been readily avoided.

Projects underperform when those who commission it, those who manage it and those who work on it have different ideas about how things should be organised and when the different aspects of the project should be completed. A project management method is a way of ensuring that all key players are operating with the same rules and guidelines. Without a project management method, projects will rarely be completed on time and within acceptable cost – this is especially true of large projects. A good project management method will guide the project through a controlled, well-managed, visible set of activities to achieve the desired results.

There are many project management methods available. Ultimately all are based on common sense and sound management procedures.

PRINCE2 is one of the most widely adopted project management methods in the world today.