PRINCE2 Foundation Course – A Training Course Review
PRINCE2 Foundation Course is a Udemy self-study course that provides students the knowledge, study materials and preparation to take the PRINCE2 Foundation certification exam. PRINCE2 stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments (2nd edition) and is a process-based method for effective project management. It is used extensively by the UK Government as well as the private sector in Europe and internationally. AXELOS is the joint venture by the UK Government and Capita to develop, manage and operate qualifications in best practice in methodologies.
PRINCE2 is divided into Foundation and Practitioner, where the Foundation course deals with the basic methodology and terminology of PRINCE2. The course is presented in three formats: audio, video and text, and organized to prepare candidates for the certification exam. Passing the Foundation certification exam is the first step to becoming a PRINCE2 project manager. This course dedicates a section of the curriculum to help students register and order the exam. Passing the Foundation exam qualifies the student to take the Practitioner certification exam and be fully PRINCE2 accredited. Like other Udemy courses, this is available on the web, on iOS and on Android platforms.
This course in English is open to students of all levels. It is for anyone interested to learn project management and PRINCE2. There is also a free PRINCE2 Foundation Introduction course that can help interested students gain insight about this full course. The Introduction course also will show students the benefit of taking this full course and the best way to achieve the certification.
Course Objectives and Learnings
By the end of the PRINCE2 Foundation Course, the student would have listened to over 43 lectures with 15.5 hours of content. They would have gained knowledge of the PRINCE2 framework, confidently discuss the lessons and would have gained the required knowledge to pass the Foundation certificate exams. A certificate of completion will be given to students who successfully finish the course.
The course is for anyone interested to learn a new project management methodology. Project managers and project team members who want to have the PRINCE2 Foundation certificate will gain the most benefit from this on-demand course.
PRINCE2 Foundation Course is divided into 7 sections. Section 1 is an introduction to PRINCE2. It contains two chapters, the first one being an almost-an-hour video that provides a pre-course high level overview of PRINCE2 and 58 pages of the Introduction Manual. The video is a better way to understand PRINCE2 as it describes the methodology through the start of a project, how it moves, up to its closing as well as required documents, roles, and process inputs and outputs.
Section 2 is dedicated to help students prepare for the PRINCE2 Certification exam. The two chapters within contain 3 pages of study tips and a slide presentation showing how to order the exam. Section 3 contains over 250 pages of Foundation Training Manual, Q&A Workbook and Learn-Through-Questions. Section 4 contains 9 chapters of video lectures about Principles and Themes. Section 5 has 8 chapters of video lectures about the different processes while Section 6 has 19 chapters of audio lectures in the form of Learn-Through-Questions. Section 7 completes the course with 8 chapters of quizzes to a total of 118 questions.
PRINCE2 Foundation Course is taught by Frank Turley from Management Plaza, a management certification company and certified partner of AXELOS. Frank is a veteran project manager of over 15 years and a PRINCE2, Agile and Scrum practitioner. He is a PM trainer and consultant who has created several training materials for PRINCE2 and Scrum. He is also a certified APMG PRINCE2 and AgilePM trainer, recognized as one of the leading trainers in Europe. Frank has a total of 3 courses on Udemy.
More than 2900 students are currently enrolled to PRINCE2 Foundation Course and it has received an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 from 27 reviewers. Vikas Kalra stated that the course has great content and is easy to follow. The real world examples helped in relating to the lessons.
Alex Martin stated that the audio element of the course helped him as he has struggled with not having the time. Being able to listen to the Learn-Through-Questions part of the course using his iPhone was a great way of learning.