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PRINCE2® Overview Training Course

A Basic Understanding Of The PRINCE2® Methodology


Our 1-day private PRINCE2® Overview is intended as on-site (physical face-to-face or virtual delivery offering) for teams of up to 12 delegates

The course will help you to understand how PRINCE2®, the popular Project Management Standard, provides the controlled environment for managing projects working from a project's controlled start to its controlled close.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

You will have opportunities to discuss the purpose and nature of the 8 controls that PRINCE2® builds into the project ‘Contract’ (Project Initiation Document), plus be able to explore the relevance of PRINCE2® to your own projects.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Not Included
1 Day
£1495Excl. VAT

Course Outline

  • Why PRINCE2®?
  • Why use a method?
  • Organisation benefits from PRINCE2®
  • Project Manager benefits from PRINCE2®
  • PRINCE2® Structure
  • Project characteristics
  • PRINCE2® scope
  • The Process model
  • Control Components
  • Scope for tailoring to your needs
  • Controlled Start
  • Project Organisation
  • Business Case essentials
  • Risk Management
  • Management Stages
  • Planning Product delivery
  • Project Board involvement
  • Controlled Progress
  • Defining authority
  • Project Board controls
  • Control of Product delivery
  • Change Control
  • Quality Control
  • Controlled Close
  • Closure processes
  • PRINCE2® Key features
  • Activities
  • What now? - Project scenarios
  • Writing your Project Brief
  • Your next step


Our PRINCE2® Overview provides an excellent introduction into the de facto standard of the PRINCE2® Project Management method and it will ensure that you gain a basic understanding of how PRINCE2® provides benefits to your organisation.

About the Course

Our 1-day PRINCE2® Overview can be delivered on-site to your organisation and will provide the basis for further exploration of Project Management.

Who Should Attend

Our PRINCE2® Overview is suitable for those who will be involved in Project Management activities, work alongside Project Managers, but may not need a formal qualification.

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • Refreshments (unless its virtual - in which case you can provide your own refreshments)

Organisational Benefits

  • Benefit from a shared and thoroughly understood language and approach to reporting which will save time and effort.
  • Increase staff awareness of their roles and responsibilities in the Project Management Lifecycle.
  • Utilise an invaluable diagnostic tool, facilitating the assurance and assessment of project work, troubleshooting and audits.
  • Ensure stakeholders (including sponsors and resource providers) are properly represented in planning and decision making.
  • Enable more effective engagement of stakeholders in the process of project approval and management.

Individual Benefits

  • Learn how to manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognised Project Management Method.
  • Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives - rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.
  • Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
  • Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and Project Board, improving communication and control.
  • Mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
  • Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.


Some experience in a Project Management environment is useful but not essential.


There is no prereading associated with our PRINCE2® Overview.

Exam Overview

There is no examination associated with our PRINCE2® Overview.

Exam Type

No Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with our PRINCE2® Overview.


There are no qualifications associated with our PRINCE2® Overview.

Next Steps

Our 3-day PRINCE2® Foundation training course will provide you with a formal qualification which is followed on by our 2-day PRINCE2® Practitioner training course.


You will have received an excellent 1-day summary of the PRINCE2® Project Management Methodology.

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