The world’s most practiced and recognised project management method


PRINCE2, the world’s most practiced and recognised project management method, provides the essentials for managing any project of any size or complexity.

What is PRINCE2®

PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments) is a process-based method that provides the essentials for project management. The method is widely used internationally and is the de-facto project management standard for public projects in the UK.

It is a generic best practice tool that can be tailored to the needs of any organisation and can be used for the management of projects of any type and scale.

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PRINCE2 2017 Update

Reflecting the changing environment in business practices and following direct community feedback the PRINCE2® Guidance and exams were revised in 2017.
PRINCE2’s overall structure of seven principles, themes and processes remain unchanged.

The main changes to the guidance place a greater emphasis on the following areas:

• Tailoring PRINCE2 to the needs of organisations and project environments
• The principles that underpin PRINCE2
• A greater link between themes and principles
• The restructuring of the ‘Themes’ guidance to accommodate specific examples of tailoring
• The practical application of the method and guidance, with numerous examples, hints and tips

PRINCE2 offers a wealth of project management knowledge and Best Practice that needs to be tailored to suit each individual and their organisation. The updated manual, training and examination will help tailor PRINCE2 effectively to ensure organisations and professionals get the most out of the method.

PRINCE2 has always been rooted in real life experience. This update can be trusted to provide practical, authoritative, and relevant guidance to anyone managing a project in today’s environment.

Who is PRINCE2® for?

• Existing project managers or professionals wishing to become project managers
• Key personnel involved in project design, development and delivery

PRINCE2® benefits

• Effective communication - the method is widely recognised and understood, providing a common vocabulary for all those involved in a project
• Explicit recognition of project responsibilities - participants understand each other's roles and needs and there is a defined structure for accountability, delegation, authority and communication
• Compatibility with other qualifications – PRINCE2 provides the technical structure of the framework for the project, which will complement the softer skills learnt on other qualifications
• Adaptable to business and project needs – PRINCE2 is applicable to all types of projects of any size/type/sector and can be tailored to meet organisation or industry-specific requirements.
• It is a best practice, so you select a proven solution


PRINCE2 Certification levels

The PRINCE2® qualification comprises different levels of certification:


PRINCE2® Foundation, 6th edition
PRINCE2® Practitioner, 6th edition
PRINCE2®Foundation, 5th edition
PRINCE2® Practitioner, 5th edition
PRINCE2® Re-registration, 5th edition


PRINCE2® Frequently Asked Questions

PRINCE2® Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take PRINCE2® classes remotely?

Yes. Some accredited training providers offer virtual classrooms and e-learning.

Which exams are available online?

All PRINCE2® exams are available online.

Which exams do not need to go through a training provider and allow me to self-study?

You can take any of the PRINCE2 exams either after having attended classes through an accredited training organisation or after self-study.

How long does the exam take?

Exam times vary depending on the level. Check each level separately to find out exam duration.

Are the exam questions multiple choice, essay style or both?

All questions are multiple choice.

When will I receive the mark from my exam?

For computer based exams, preliminary exams are available immediately after the exam has finished and are subject to final verification from PeopleCert. For paper based exams, results are sent within 2 days upon receipt of the exam papers.

I recently passed the PRINCE2® Foundation exam through PeopleCert and I have received my certificate. Is there a specific logo that I have rights to use in my communications?

Any individual who would like to include information on their PRINCE2 certification on a business card needs to take note of the following:
An AXELOS Trade Mark logo (e.g. the PRINCE2® Swirl) cannot be used on business cards as they advertise a person/company and not the associated product.
An AXELOS word mark can (e.g. PRINCE2®) be used on a business card as long as the correct symbology is used. For example:
Joe Bloggs
PRINCE2® Accredited Trainer
Where practical (if it can be included legibly) the Trade Mark acknowledgement statement should also be shown. For example:
Joe Bloggs
PRINCE2® Accredited Trainer
PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

In what languages are PRINCE2 exams available?

PRINCE2 exams languages are available in a variety of languages. Please check each module separately to find out the available exams.