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PRINCE2® Practitioner Course Details

The PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification is one of the most advanced project management qualifications that you can achieve. 

Used in over 111 countries, by private and public sector companies, the PRINCE2® project management system forms an essential part of the way that modern companies complete projects. It's a flexible, scalable and comprehensive system that allows you to apply a common approach to projects of differing size and complexity. 

Holding the prestigious PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification shows employers that you have an exceptionally detailed understanding of the project management system and how to apply it to complex projects, helping you advance to the highest project management roles. 

The qualification expands on the basics of the PRINCE2® framework learned in the PRINCE2 Foundation course and is perfect if you are looking to build on your existing skills and excel in your career, ultimately becoming a registered PRINCE2® registered Practitioner. 

This course is the next step if you've already completed PRINCE2 Foundation (2009 or 6th Edition) or equivalent.

If English is your second language, we recommend that you have achieved one of the following (or an equivalent):

IELTS: 5.5 overall score with a minimum of 5.5 in each category
TOEFL: 71 overall score with a minimum of 17 in each category
Cambridge: Grade C or above

However, this is not mandatory and we are happy to review your case on an individual basis.

You will be assessed via a secure online proctored exam that will last a maximum of 150 minutes. There is a total of 68 questions and a minimum mark of at least 55% is required to pass.

You will receive tutor support throughout your online course. 

We offer flexible 0% payment plans that allow you to spread the cost of your qualification with our interest-free* monthly payments options. You can also pay for your qualification in full during the enrolment process.

If, however, your employer is funding all or parts of your course on your behalf, we can directly invoice your organisation for your course fees.

If you need some extra assistance, give our affordability calculator a try before you enrol. 

PRINCE2® Practitioner Career Options

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  • £55,000

    Project Manager Average Pay†

  • £73,000

    Project Manager Top Average Pay†

PRINCE2® Practitioner Modules

Continued business justifications

  • Every project should make good business sense, with a clear return on investment and a justified use of time and resources.
  • The business case should be continually updated to ensure that it’s still viable.

Learn from experience

  • Everyone involved in a project should take lessons from previous projects into account.
  • You should keep a lessons log for this purpose.

Defined roles and responsibilities

  • Everyone involved in project should know what they and others are doing, including who the decision-makers are.
  • Roles should be separate from individuals, and individuals can take on more than one role.

Manage by stages

  • Projects should be planned and controlled on a stage-by-stage basis.
  • Moving on to the next stage should involve updating the business case, risks and plan, and making a detailed next-stage plan that incorporates any new evidence.

Manage by exception

  • Managers should only intervene when there’s a problem.
  • For each project objective, there should be defined limits that dictate when an issue should be escalated to a more senior management level.

Focus on products

  • Everyone involved should know what’s expected of the product.
  • All work should be based on the product requirements with a particular focus on quality requirements.

Tailor to suit the project environment

  • The PRINCE2 framework isn’t rigid. It should be scaled and adapted to suit your project’s environment, size, complexity, importance, schedule and risk.

Starting up a project

  • A project mandate is created that defines the purpose of the project, how it will be delivered, and who will be involved.
  • A project brief is created based on the mandate, past lesson logs, and discussions with people involved.
  • The project team is appointed, including an executive and project manager.

Initiating a project

  • The project manager outlines how the following performance targets will be managed: time, cost, quality, scope, benefits and risk.

Controlling a stage

  • Project managers break the project down into manageable activities known as work packages, which are then assigned to teams.
  • The team manager is responsible for coordinating the daily work and communicating with the team members and project manager.
  • The project manager oversees work package progress and intervenes when there are problems.

Managing product delivery

  • The communication between the project manager and team manager is controlled through formal requirements around accepting, executing and delivering work packages.

Managing a stage boundary

  • Project managers and the board review every stage. The board decides if the project should continue, and the project manager records lessons learned.
  • The project manager plans the next stage, updates the project plan and business case, and reports the stage end or produces an exception plan.

Directing a project

  • This is an ongoing process in which the project board manages initiation, stage boundaries, ad hoc direction and guidance, and project closure.

Closing a project

  • The formal decommissioning of a project, including handing over the product to the customer, preparing benefits and project evaluation reviews, freeing up leftover resources, and identifying follow-on actions.

Business case

  • What value will the project bring to the organisation?
  • Is the project desirable, viable and achievable?

Organisation

  • How will the project team's individual roles and responsibilities be defined?
  • Does everyone understand their role and the roles of others?

Plans

  • What steps will we take to develop our plans and apply the PRINCE2 techniques?
  • How will we achieve our targets with regard to products, timescale, cost, quality and benefits?

Risk

  • How will we identify and address uncertainties in our plans and environment?
  • How will we control uncertainty and improve the ability of the project to succeed?

Quality

  • What are the project's quality requirements, and how will we deliver them?
  • How will we verify that the product is fit for purpose?

Change

  • How will we assess and address change requests and unforeseen issues?
  • How will we identify and control changes to the project baselines?

Progress

  • How will we track and assess the performance of the project?
  • How will we decide how and if the project should continue?

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PRINCE2® Practitioner FAQs

You can enrol on the PRINCE2® Practitioner course either online or by reaching out to our expert PRINCE2® course advisors. They are here to help you through the process.

Those who are just starting out in their careers and may be in junior roles or aspiring project managers are well suited to the PRINCE2® Foundation qualification.

Following, those who have already gained their PRINCE2® Foundation certificate and wish to continue their studies are then eligible to enrol on the PRINCE2® Practitioner course and gain registered Practitioner status.

Additionally, if you would like to gain both qualifications, completing one after the other in a timely manner, the PRINCE2® Combined course is best for you.

You are able to enrol on the PRINCE2® Practitioner course at any point of the year.

We provide a fully flexible approach when it comes to learning and our expert course advisors are on hand to provide support, advice and answer any questions you may have. 

Your PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate will be valid for 3 years after successfully passing your exam. You will then be required to renew your certification, which can be done in the following ways:

  • Retake the same exam: Renew your certification by re-taking your original exam before the renewal date. 
  • Take additional courses and certifications: Renew your certification by attending another course and taking an exam within the same product suite before the renewal date, or 
  • Renew your certification by collecting and logging CPD points.

Since 2007, Acacia Learning has been a premium education provider dedicated to personal and professional career development, with convenient and flexible learning options. 

We help people elevate their careers and increase their earning potential with our internationally recognised professional qualifications, offering world-class content by leading practitioners. 

At the beginning of your course, you will be granted access to our learning platform, 'mystudyspace', which includes a multitude of carefully crafted resources to aid your learning and broaden your knowledge.

In addition, your tutor will assist and guide you throughout your studies, answer your questions and provide relevant feedback on all coursework.

Our PRINCE2® tutors are there to support you throughout your studies as well as our helpful Student Support team. 

If you are planning to fund the course yourself, our flexible payment plans allow you to spread the cost with our interest-free* monthly payment options, or additionally pay for the qualification in full during the enrolment process. 

We understand that enrolling on a professional qualification is a commitment and therefore will do our best to find a payment situation that works for you.  

If your employer is funding all or parts of your course on your behalf, we can directly invoice your organisation for your course fees. Simply make your advisor aware of the payment arrangements and we will take care of everything for you. 

Our PRINCE2® advisors are here to answer any questions you may have about the payment of your course.

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