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PRINCE2® 6th Edition: Practitioner Certification with Online Exam

Earn your PRINCE2® Practitioner certification to boost your project management skills and earning potential.

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Increase your project management career prospects with a PRINCE2® certification

The PRINCE2® methodology is renowned as a world-class and international qualification. Once you become a certified PRINCE2® Practitioner, you’ll have the skills and confidence to give your career a boost and increase your earning potential.

This PRINCE2® Practitioner training and Certification is provided by QA and fully accredited by Axelos. The microcredential will give you a definitive understanding of PRINCE2® methodology and the management roles required in a PRINCE2® project.

An amazing 95% of QA’s students say that their PRINCE2® training has improved their job performance, so you can look forward to gaining recognition for your new project management prowess after completing this course.

Apply the PRINCE2® principles, themes, and processes to any project

After recapping the PRINCE2® methodology, you’ll learn how the PRINCE2® method is applied and tailored to a real-life project.

By the end of this microcredential, you’ll be able to explain and apply the seven principles, the seven themes, and the seven processes of PRINCE2® project management:.

Assessing each individual step of the PRINCE2® journey, you’ll learn how to effectively manage the lifecycle of any project. Not only will your learning help you complete the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam, it will also boost your on-the-job project management skills.

Explore the PRINCE2® framework to make sure every project can succeed

The seven PRINCE2® principles provide the framework for managing a project and are built on evidence-based practice and developed from both successful and failed projects. You’ll learn how to apply each of these principles to your projects:

  • Continued Business Justification
  • Learn from Experience
  • Define Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage by Stages
  • Manage by Exception
  • Focus on Products
  • Tailor to the Environment.

You’ll also cover the seven PRINCE2® processes, each making up part of the chronological activities required to direct, manage, and deliver a project successfully. This includes pre-project, initiation, and delivery activities, as well as project closure.

You’ll learn these through a wide range of exercises, case-study applications, and practice exam questions, all developed to help you ingrain the four key PRINCE2® integrated components into your project management.

Learn from experienced PRINCE2® experts on a course designed by award-winning instructional designers

This microcredential has been created by award-winning instructional designers to make sure it gives you an engaging and interactive guide to PRINCE2®.

You’ll use elements from QA’s ‘Performance Based Learning’ approach, and with an outstanding 98% pass rate for their PRINCE2® Foundation course, you know you’re in good hands.

Are the PRINCE2® exam and official PRINCE2® manual included in the course?

This microcredential includes entry to the official PRINCE2® Practitioner exam at no extra cost. You’ll receive an exam voucher and details on how to book your online exam once you have completed the course.

The official PRINCE2® manual, Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®, is not included in the cost of this microcredential and you will need to obtain your own copy. You may have this from your Foundation course. If not, please make sure you get the 2017 version of the manual.

What’s the difference between PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner?

The main difference between PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner training is the level of each course and exam. The Foundation training is aimed at newcomers to project management, whereas the Practitioner training and exam are intended for more experienced project managers.

To take the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam, you need to hold the PRINCE2® Foundation certification or one of the other suitable certifications listed on the AXELOS website.

How do I get PRINCE2® certified?

By completing this microcredential, providing suitable evidence of prior certification, and by passing your online exam, you will be certified at Practitioner level.

You must provide evidence that you hold the 2009 or 2017 version of the PRINCE2® Foundation certification, or another suitable certification listed on the AXELOS website (PMI, CAPM and PMP or an IPMA Level A-D qualification, for example).
Acceptable evidence would be a copy of your examination certificate and confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register. You will need to provide the full SCR number (located on your certificate). Delegates without satisfactory evidence will not be permitted to sit the exam. For any queries, email
Practitioner Examination Format: Objective testing, 68 questions per paper. 38 marks or more required to pass (out of 68 available): approximately 55%. Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time, open book format. Candidates are permitted to use the official printed hard copy of Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 2017 Edition. The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.
The PRINCE2 course on this page is offered by QA Affiliate of AXELOS Limited. PRINCE2 is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved
Please note £276 of this Microcredential is non-refundable due to costs being incurred at the point of enrolment.
After you have completed the microcredential, you’ll be issued an official exam voucher with instructions on how to schedule your exam via the PeopleCert online live schedule. You’ll have no more than 12 months to book and attend the exam.

What skills will you learn?

  • PRINCE2® method
  • Project management
  • Product delivery
  • Risk assessment
  • Project planning
  • Scheduling
  • Critical thinking
  • Adaptability
  • Cross-functional working

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

It is highly recommended that you have completed the PRINCE2® Foundation certification before joining this PRINCE2® Practitioner microcredential but it is not a requirement. In order to take the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam, you will need to hold the PRINCE2® Foundation certification or one of the other suitable certifications listed in the prerequisites section of the AXELOS website.

Is this microcredential right for you?

The PRINCE2® certification is aimed at anyone who manages projects as part of their job role.

This course will be especially relevant for current and aspiring project managers, but will also be useful to those involved in the design, development, and delivery of projects, such as Team Managers, Project Assurance, and Project Support.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Before learning

    You need to make sure that you have your own copy of the official PRINCE2® manual, ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®’. Please ensure you have the 2017 version, ISBN-13: 978-0113315338. This might have been sent to you as part of your PRINCE2® Foundation Certification.

  • Course

    From 14 Nov 2022

    PRINCE2® - 6th Edition Practitioner: A FutureLearn course by QA

    Level up your project management skills and learn to apply the PRINCE2® methodology to real projects.

    6 weeks

    4 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction to PRINCE2 Practitioner | PRINCE2 Themes: Business Case
      • Introduction to the PRINCE2 Practitioner course
      • Why PRINCE2?
      • Introduction to PRINCE2 Themes
      • PRINCE2 Themes: Business Case
    • Week 2

      PRINCE2 Themes: Organization, Quality, Plans
      • PRINCE2 Themes: Organization
      • PRINCE2 Themes: Quality
      • PRINCE2 Themes: Plans
    • Week 3

      PRINCE2 Themes: Risk, Change, Progress
      • PRINCE2 Themes: Risk
      • PRINCE2 Themes: Change
      • PRINCE2 Themes: Progress
    • Week 4

      PRINCE2 Processes: Starting Up, Directing, Initiating, Controlling
      • Introduction to Processes
      • Starting up a Project
      • Directing a Project
      • Initiating a Project
      • Controlling a Stage
    • Week 5

      PRINCE2 Processes: Product Delivery, Stage Boundary, Closing | Preparing for the Exam
      • Managing Product Delivery
      • Managing a Stage Boundary
      • Closing a Project
      • Preparing for the exam
    • Week 6

      PRINCE2 Practitioner exam: preparation and sample papers
      • Exam preparation: the final push!
  • After learning

    After you have completed the microcredential, you’ll be issued an official exam voucher with instructions on how to schedule your exam via the PeopleCert online live schedule. You’ll have no more than 12 months to book and attend the exam.

What you will receive

A PRINCE2® Practitioner Certification from Axelos.

After you have completed the microcredential, you’ll be issued an official exam voucher with instructions on how to schedule your exam via the Axelos online live schedule. You’ll have no more than 12 months to book and attend the exam.

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

Learn online with expert instructors

Complete online courses led by experts over multiple weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.

Complete project-based assessments

Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.

Earn a professional credential

Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.

Advance further in your career

Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

Career-focused learning by QA

QA is the UK’s leading tech & project management skills organisation. We are true specialists in technology, providing a comprehensive suite of both learning and talent services, helping individuals and companies to be winners in the digital revolution.

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This microcredential is accredited by AXELOS

Accredited PRINCE2 Foundation and Certification training is provided by QA, accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos. QA are an Axelos accredited training organisation (ATO)

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