Did you know that we run CPD short courses for professional development and training?

Course date: 2 and 3 October 2019 (face to face days)

Cost: £1,295 (includes lunch, refreshments, course handouts and exam fees)

Find out more and book your place.


This blended learning course offers a comprehensive and practical understanding of the PRINCE2® method and prepares delegates for the Foundation and Practitioner examinations, which are taken as part of the course.

This is a great alternative to the traditional 5-day MSP® course, as you have the opportunity to study in your own time, then consolidate your learning at a 2-day exam workshop. (View details of our face to face PRINCE2® course.)

PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a structured method for effective Project Management.

The PRINCE2® method is internationally accepted as the leading ‘best practice’ project management approach and is widely used in the private and public sectors, both in the UK and internationally. PRINCE2® provides a flexible and adaptable framework covering the wide variety of disciplines and activities required within project management, making it extremely popular with businesses and organisations.

To hold PRINCE2® accreditation indicates that a project manager or business is professional, competent and able to respond to challenging and changing circumstances.

Your trainer will be Aspire Europe (a partner of Cardiff University).


  • Busy professionals who are happy to combine private eLearning study with some face to face teaching.
  • Project managers who wish to develop their skills and learn about managing projects using the PRINCE2® method.
  • Professionals who wish to learn about project management and the PRINCE2® method in particular.
  • Anybody who needs to know how to run projects more effectively.

The blended eLearning version differs from the traditional PRINCE2® course in the following ways:

  • The face to face element of the course is shorter – 2 days rather than 5.
  • A significant amount of the learning is undertaken via eLearning study in your own time.
  • The two days of face to face training are designed to help you consolidate the learning you’ve done at home, prior to sitting your Foundation exam (on the afternoon of Day 1) and your Practitioner exam (on the afternoon of Day 2).


  • Introduction to the PRINCE2® method, including its Principles, Themes and Processes.
  • How to apply the PRINCE2® method to real-life work scenarios.
  • How to tailor each element of the PRINCE2® method to suit the needs of the project and the organisation.


  • Introducing PRINCE2®
  • Key concepts
  • Organisation
  • Starting up a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Quality
  • Plans and planning
  • Controlled progress
  • Configuration management
  • Change controlManagement of risk
  • Product delivery
  • Closing a project
  • Exam workshop preparation - Foundation and Practitioner


  • Understand and explain the roles, documents, principles themes and processes of PRINCE2® and the relationships between them.
  • Tailor and use the key concepts of PRINCE2® on any project.
  • Structure, plan and control projects using the appropriate elements of PRINCE2®.
  • Be able to sit the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner examinations.


Course teaching hours are normally 09:00-17:00. This course comprises 2 days of teaching:

Day 1: Foundation preparation workshop, consolidating facts covered in the eLearning course, prior to sitting the exam. Followed by focus on Practitioner exam techniques and sample paper in the afternoon.

Day 2: Practitioner preparation in the morning, followed by a general review prior to sitting the exam in the afternoon.


This course is intensive and delegates will be required to undertake and complete the full eLearning course, plus further pre-course tasks prior to attending the workshop.


We are located on Senghennydd Road in the centre of Cardiff, and close to train and bus stations.

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PRINCE2® courses are delivered by our partners Aspire Europe Ltd, an Accredited Training Organisation of AXELOS Ltd. PRINCE2® is a registered trademark of AXELOS Ltd.

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