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Project Management

PRINCE2 Practitioner Upgrade

Course details

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1.5 days (full day 09:00-17:00 and half day 13:00-17:00)

Course Overview

PRINCE2® 2017 is the method used for planning and managing projects in the public and private sectors. The method is used for a wide variety and size of projects. PRINCE2® is universally accepted as best practice project management.

The one and a half day Practitioner course is aimed at that those requiring a controlled approach to managing projects. The first afternoon will cover the exam format and then move onto covering the PRINCE2 processes. Followed by a full day where delegates will consolidate and refresh their PRINCE2® methodology knowledge, in advance of booking in their Practitioner exam.

Course Content

The PRINCE2 Practitioner course is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by a PeopleCert approved trainer with practical experience of project management. This course includes course materials and the Practitioner Exam but the manual is not included. Please bring your own copy from the Foundation course. If you don’t have it then contact us for purchase options.

You should spend approximately 10 hours studying the pre-course material in order to be well prepared for the course.

Due to the intense nature of this course, you should also plan to commit approximately 1 hour each evening during the course for study and review.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Structured Approach to Managing Projects
  • The Process-based Approach
  • Business Case
  • Organisation
  • Plans
  • Progress
  • Change
  • Quality
  • Risk
  • Practical Work

The syllabus for PRINCE2® was updated in 2017, which was the first major update to PRINCE2 since 2009. As of December 2017 all PRINCE2 courses offered by the GTA have been taught off the 2017 syllabus. If you have any questions about these changes please read this PRINCE2 Update FAQ document in the first instance.

Virtual Learning (Option)

This course is also available virtually through the GTA, tutor led in real time but with the benefit of accessing it from the comfort of your office or your own home and these courses run regularly. The length of the course and the content are exactly the same as with the classroom option.

Please email us on[email protected] if you would like to receive the cost, which can vary, depending on available dates for your chosen professional qualification.

Course Benefits

After this PRINCE2 Practitioner course you will:

  • Understand the PRINCE2® method at Practitioner level
  • Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2® (principles, processes, themes and tailoring) at Practitioner level
  • Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management to Practitioner level.
  • Learn to operate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured project management


PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam: 2½ hours, open book (PRINCE2 manual only) consisting of 68 objective test questions. The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam is now taken online and the exam provider will issue an exam token directly via email. Once exam token (valid for 30 days) is received, you can arrange to book in your exam.

To maintain your PRINCE2 Practitioner Qualification you will need to resit your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam within 3 years of passing your original examination or remain ac-credited under the AXELOS PRINCE2 Membership Scheme.

Successful candidates who achieve their Prince2 Practitioner certification by passing the Prince2 Foundation exam and the Prince2 Practitioner exam will be entered into the Prince2 Practitioner Register (Successful Candidate Register).

Please remember to bring and use your manual with you for the open book online practitioner exam.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.


From date of acknowledgement by the GTA, the cancellation charges are:

  • More than 28 days of the course start date: No charge
  • 14-28 days of the course start date: 20% of the full fees
  • 7-14 days of the course start date: 50% of the full fees
  • Within 7 days of the course start date: 100% of the full fees


Transferring to an alternative course within 3 weeks of the original course start date will incur the following charges:

  • More than 28 days of the course start date: No Charge
  • 14-28 days of the course start date: 10% of the full fees
  • 7-14 days of the course start date: 25% of the full fees
  • Within 7 days of the course start date: 50% of the full fees


Any cancellation and course transfer requests must be made either in writing or by e-mail to the course administrator, the GTA.

Course Tutor

  • SPOCE Project Management Limited

    SPOCE Project Management Ltd is an accredited training and consulting organisation specialising in Best Practice Methods and strives to offer the best training to delegates. They offer professional courses in PRINCE2® Project Management, MSP Programme Management, MoR Risk Management, ITIL Services Management, DSDM Atern, APM, Agile Project Management, MoV, MoP, and P3O. Over the years, they have trained over 250,000 delegates.

    SPOCE Project Management Ltd are proud to have been the first accredited training organisation in the world to offer the PRINCE2® course.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.