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    Now with PRINCE2® 2017 update

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    Course is delivered by well qualified and highly experienced PRINCE2® certified instructors

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    PeopleCert accredits this PRINCE2® Foundation training course

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    Pentagon Training offers this course at an affordable price

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    Gain this PRINCE2® Foundation certification for access to more opportunities in the project management domain

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    Enrol onto our PRINCE2® Foundation course to achieve the PRINCE2® Practitioner certification in the future

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    PRINCE2® Foundation is the first level of PRINCE2® certifications

Every organisation needs effective project management regardless of its nature or scale. Project managing and tracking is not an easy task so a methodology was needed using which the project goals, specifications and deadlines can be met. To fulfil these requirements, PRINCE2® came into being. PRINCE2® has become a commonly used project management method worldwide as it has proven its effectiveness in various aspects. This method helps to identify and assign various roles of team members according to their expertise.

Pentagon Training has come up with the latest 2017 update of  PRINCE2® Foundation course . With this update, the process of managing the project has been improved. It eliminates the processes that are not required for better project management. It focuses on implementing the principles and techniques into the organisation. The majority of professionals do PRINCE2® certification to get the certificate but in actual they don’t know how to apply the key concepts of PRINCE2® in real-time.

Who should take this course

PRINCE2® Foundation course is intended for those who want to use PRINCE2® methodology within the organisation or project

Individuals who want to enhance their understanding and knowledge of PRINCE2® themes and processes

PRINCE2® Foundation is best suitable for the following audience:

  • Existing or new Project Managers
  • Delegates who want to become Project Managers
  • Assistant or Associate Managers
  • Software Developers
  • Team Leaders or Managers
  • Project Executives
  • Project Engineers


PRINCE2® Foundation course has no prerequisites. Individuals having some basic knowledge of project management can be beneficial.

PRINCE2® Foundation acts as a prerequisite for further PRINCE2® certifications.



What Will You Learn

  • Gain complete understanding of PRINCE2® principles, themes, processes, techniques, and functions
  • Know functions and responsibilities of a Project Manager
  • Learn to manage project resources to deliver projects successfully
  • Work efficiently in a PRINCE2® environment
  • Tailor PRINCE2® according to the requirements of the organisation
  • Understand the principles of PRINCE2 thoroughly®
  • Get deeper insight into the link between PRINCE2® principles and themes
  • Learn how to tailor each theme into the project environment
  • Effectively use PRINCE2® 
  • Mitigate risks, issues, and work smoothly on projects
  • Implement PRINCE2® approach into an organisation according to the requirements
  • Enhance profit and revenue by implementing PRINCE2® techniques
  • Work as a project management team member in a PRINCE2® supporting environment
  • Understand the structure and terminology of PRINCE2®
  • Understand project features and context
  • Adopt benefits of PRINCE2®
  • Understand the purpose of PRINCE2® themes, management products, and roles
  • Build strong communication between the project team and the remaining organisation

What's included

  Course Overview

PRINCE2® stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments. It is a process-based approach to project management. It offers a customizable and scalable methodology for efficiently handling a variety of projects regardless of their size and type. PRINCE2® Foundation is the entry level of PRINCE2® certification. AXELOS has announced an update to all certifications of PRINCE2®. The main aim of this update is to enable delegates to apply PRINCE2® methodologies to the projects. In PRINCE2® Foundation course delegates will cover the basic principles of the PRINCE2® project management approach, and it's other components like themes, principles, techniques, processes, and templates.

Pentagon Training’s PRINCE2® Foundation course helps the delegates to acquire a comprehensive and practical understanding of key concepts used in PRINCE2®.

Our certified instructors make the training entertaining by giving real world examples to the delegates. The candidates will get to know about the implementation of various principles and processes within the organisation for better project management. The aim of this course is to ensure that delegates gain the skills and knowledge required to effectively act as a member of a project management team, and make use of PRINCE2® methods.



For the PRINCE2® Foundation examination, basic project management knowledge is required, and there are no eligibility criteria. Delegates will get the PRINCE2® Foundation certification if they pass the exam.  According to the PRINCE2® 2017 update, the Configuration Management topic has been removed. Questions of the exam are more focused on tailoring PRINCE2® in projects. The syllabus covers all the seven PRINCE2® themes, and negative questions are also removed. A number of list questions have also been reduced.

Exam structure of PRINCE2® Foundation Certification is:

  • Multiple choice formats
  • Number of questions  60
  • Reasoning questions are excluded
  • Duration of this exam is 60 minutes
  • Required pass percentage is 55% or 33/60

  Course Content

Introduction to PRINCE2®

  • Overview of PRINCE2®
  • History of PRINCE2®
  • Benefits and Objectives
  • Key Elements of PRINCE2
  • The PRINCE2 Manual
  • Structure of a PRINCE2 Project
  • The PRINCE2 Process Model
  • Process and Sub-Process Summary
  • Information Flow
  • Process Model Walkthrough

PRINCE2® Principles

PRINCE2® Project management approach follows a set of seven principles that can be used for any project of any type and size. There are seven principles on which PRINCE2® is based.

  • Managing by stages
  • Managing by exception
  • How to learn from previous experience
  • Changing to suit the business environment
  • Continual business justification
  • Responsibilities and roles within the project
  • Focusing directly on the products

PRINCE2® Processes

In PRINCE2® project management approach, there are seven set of processes that are involved in proper management and successful delivery of the projects. These PRINCE2® processes cover the whole process of the project from pre-project to project closure.

  • Starting a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Controlling a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing Product Delivery
  • Managing a Stage Boundary
  • Closing a Project

PRINCE2® Themes

In PRINCE2® there are seven set of themes that must be addressed and followed consistently for the PRINCE2® project to be done effectively and efficiently.

  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Change
  • Organisation
  • Business Case
  • Progress
  • Quality
  • Tailoring PRINCE2® Foundation the project environment

 Project Organisation

  • Structure of organisation
  • Roles and responsibilities of project managers
  • Project team and Project board
  • Project manager
  • Team management
  • Project support and assurance
  • Customer- Supplier relationships

Planning in PRINCE2®

  • Importance and purpose of PRINCE2®
  • Components of planning
  • Different types of plans
  • Techniques of planning
  • Product based planning
  • Planning steps
  • Project control
    • Establish project
    • Stage tolerance
    • Checkpoints and highlight reports
    • Handling exception situations

Project issues

  • Types of business
  • Types of project risk
  • Risk log
  • Risk analysis and management
  • The risk log

Quality in PRINCE2® Projects

  • Quality planning
  • Ensure quality in PRINCE2® Projects
  • Relationship with ISO9000
  • Quality control
  • Quality review

 Managing PRINCE2® Projects

  • Starting up and initiating a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Controlling a stage
  • Manage delivery of product
  • Closing a project



PRINCE2® Foundation Schedules

Course Name Duration Dates Price
PRINCE2® Foundation 3 days Darlington
PRINCE2® Foundation 3 days Darlington
PRINCE2® Foundation 3 days Darlington

About Darlington

Darlington in England lies on River Skerne – a tributary of River Tees. The development of the town has mainly been due to the influence of Quaker families in the Georgian and Victorian era who helped with both finance and vision. They also helped to develop the Stockton and Darlington Railway which was the world's first permanent passenger railway. It was also the world’s first steam locomotive powered rail.

The settlement started off as an Anglo-Saxon settlement and even the name “Darlington” derives from the Anglo-Saxon “Dearthington” meaning “the settlement of Deornoth's people”. In 1183, it was an important market place but by the 19th century, it was reduced to a small market town.

The number of seats, in 1939, per head of population in the United Kingdom was the maximum. The city centre went a full refurbishment entitled The Pedestrian Heart, which has seen the majority of the town centre pedestrianised. Initially, people criticised the changes to public transport and removal of Victorian features along High Row. In 2014, the town saw The Majestic, one of the old cinemas, being revamped into a playhouse and theatre.

The King's Hotel, in August 2008, was engulfed by fire, as a result, damaging the roof and 100 bedrooms. Several nearby shops were damaged and remained closed for weeks after the fire. There were no casualties but the hotel could not be re-opened before 2012.


The Borough of Darlington became a unitary authority area in 1997 when the Darlington Borough Council was formed.It separated from the non-metropolitan county of Durham for administrative purposes only, with the town is still coming under the  County Durham for ceremonial purposes. Currently, Darlington is a Labour seat, Jenny Chapman, holding this seat. Alan Milburn, the former Secretary of State for Health under the Tony Blair Labour Government and Michael Fallon, the current Secretary of State for Defence under the David Cameron Coalition Government have been former MP’s for Darlington.



The Durham Tees Valley Airport which lies around is 5 miles east of Darlington town centre is the airport serving Darlington. The airport was initially known as Teesside Airport until 2004 as it also serves Teesside along with Darlington. The airport has domestic as well as international flights with the international flights available for many locations across Europe.The airport also has a Fire Training Centre that trains many airport firefighters from all over the UK. The nearest airports are Newcastle Airport (42.3 miles (68.1 km)) and Leeds Bradford International Airport (62 miles (100 km)).