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Course Overview

This Practitioner course is a PeopleCert Accredited Course that covers the elements contained in the AXELOS Syllabus for the PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner Course.


The Practitioner course is aimed at individuals who have successfully completed their PRINCE2 Foundation examination and now need to review in detail PRINCE2 processes, components, and techniques.

The delegates are expected to apply their project management experience and knowledge of PRINCE2 to a given scenario.

The course will use a mix of tutorial, group work and self-study to enhance the individual learning including the use of sample examination papers to familiarise participants with the Practitioner examination.

Learning outcomes of the course

On completion of the course the participants should be able to:

■ Discuss the structure and contents of PRINCE2 Practitioner examination paper.

■ Explain the Glossary of PRINCE2 Practitioner examination question types.

■ Apply understanding of PRINCE2 and project management to answer PRINCE2 practitioner examination questions.

The course will examine:

■ Contents and structure of a PRINCE2 Practitioner examination paper including:

o Contents of Practitioner Paper including Scenario, Question and Answer Booklets

o Glossary of examination question types

o General advice on answering examination questions

■ Analysis of a Case Study (modified Candy Bar) to provide delegates with the opportunity to put some of the theory obtained during the classroom sessions into practice by using a reproduction of a real-life project, albeit limited by practicality constraints. It is divided into the following areas:

o Scenario

o Business Case

o Project Management Team Structure

    • Management of Risk
    • Product Breakdown Structure
    • Product Flow Diagram
    • Product Description
    • Work Package
    • Quality
    • Change and Configuration Management
    • Project Closure

Case Study exercises have been styled in a similar manner to the Practitioner Examination question style, with roughly the same amount of information provided.

  • Two Techniques
    • Product Based Planning
    • Quality Review
  • Sample Practitioner Examination questions
  • Conclusion

Practitioner Examination

  • The Practitioner exam uses objective test Classical Multiple-Choice questions which require a candidate to choose a response to a question from a set of choices for which the correct answer is pre-determined.

Reference to the candidates own annotated PRINCE2 manual is permitted. No additional support material is permitted, including use of post-it notes and stapled sheets. A candidate, may however, index their manual.

The examination is two and a half hours in duration. This includes any time required to analyse the scenario and any additional information required to answer the questions.

The Question Booklet will contain sixty-eight questions, each covering a different syllabus area which will be clearly identified at the beginning of each question. Each of the question attracts 1 mark, giving a total of 68 marks. The pass mark is 38 (55%). You are expected to answer all questions and part-questions