Gain a quick online overview of PRINCE2 in your own time

The course helps you gain an understanding of what PRINCE2 is, its benefits to you and your organization, and introduces you to some of the core PRINCE2 elements – including the principles, themes and processes.

Course summary

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This course at a glance

  • Access: 3 months
  • Study time required: 3 hours
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Exam: none
  • Accredited: yes
  • PMI PDUs awarded: 3

Course details

Choose this Introduction to PRINCE2 course if you want to gain an overview of PRINCE2 - the world’s most popular project management methodology.

If you’re not sure that professional certification is for you, this short introductory course is perfect in helping you understand PRINCE2 without the extra work required to prepare for professional examinations.

Online training gives you the benefit of flexibility; you can train when and where you want within 12 months of purchasing the product. This course can be viewed on all desktop, tablet and mobile devices – you just need an internet connection to view it.

Knowledge Train is based in London and is a PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisation, which means you can be confident that our courses conform to the highest standards of project management training.

Who is this for?

This course is ideal if you want a basic understanding of PRINCE2 but do not need professional certification. If you later decide you need to gain certification you can get a discount on any later course which comes with examinations.

If you’re not sure if this course is for you, please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on 0207 148 5985. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.

I currently work on projects and want to learn new skills to bring back to work

In this case you probably should choose either a PRINCE2 Foundation or a combined PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course. These will provide you with a much deeper understanding of PRINCE2 than this introductory course.

I want to change career and work in project management

You will find that PRINCE2 is widely recognised as an essential starting point when looking for many jobs, not just project management jobs.

Even if you want to make a complete career change you will find that many jobs require project management skills that are transferable. This is true even for project work at university.

One thing to remember however, is that if you want to work in project management, gaining the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification is recommended. Gaining the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification shows you can apply PRINCE2 to simple projects. In that respect, a more suitable course for you would be the PRINCE2 online Foundation & Practitioner course.

I want an introductory PRINCE2 course for my colleagues

If you need a simple, short course to provide your colleagues with a basic overview of PRINCE2, this course is ideal. It is also compliant with industry-standard learning management system (LMS) standards such as SCORM, Tin Can API and AICC which means you can add it to your corporate learning management system and be able to track your users’ usage.

Course structure

This course contains 14 videos, easy to use navigation, and a quiz to test your knowledge. The course can be viewed on any device with an internet connection. The 6 sections are:

  • Introduction – learn what is PRINCE2, why companies are choosing PRINCE2, the benefits of PRINCE2 to organizations and individuals, and some key terminology
  • Principles – learn all about the 7 PRINCE2 principles
  • Themes – learn about the 7 PRINCE2 themes
  • Processes – learn about the 7 PRINCE2 processes
  • Tailoring – learn about why tailoring PRINCE2 is important for your project
  • Certification & exams – learn about your options for professional certification, and take a quiz to test your knowledge of what you have learned