PRINCE2 Exam Preparation

1.5-day PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam Preparation Workshop with Exam Outline Public schedule available for individuals Available as an in-house course for organisations Includes examinations during the course Available as a residential course Self-study e-Learning option avaialble Course Dates

PRINCE2® Exams Preparation

Course Overview

Officially launched in October 1996, PRINCE2® is the method used for planning and managing projects in the public and private sectors.  SPOCE ran the World’s first PRINCE2® course in January 1997 and holds APMG Accreditation Certificate number 001.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination Preparation event provides an opportunity to apply learning of the PRINCE2 methodology to project scenarios.  The scenarios used on this event are in the same format to those used in the APM Group Practitioner Exam.  The Foundation Exam (1-hour, multiple choice) must be passed prior to attempting the Practitioner Exam. If you require the Foundation Exam, please view PRINCE2 Foundation courses. Alternatively if you are looking for PRINCE2 Exam only packs >>

The focus of this PRINCE2 Exams prep event is to apply previous learning of the method to sample PRINCE2 Practitioner style exam questions. No learning of 'new' PRINCE2 topics should be expected, rather an enhancement of your existing knowledge. An Approved Trainer will be on-hand to provide feedback and guidance on the work completed.

Who is the course designed for?

The PRINCE2 Exam Preparation Event is designed for anyone who has recently passed the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam and wishes to receive advice and guidance in preparation for taking the APM Group PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination.  The event will help anyone who wishes to understand and appreciate how PRINCE2 is applied to a project. The event is not suitable for anyone wishing to learn or substantially revise the PRINCE2 Method. For revision of the PRINCE2 method, SPOCE recommends its PRINCE2 Passport e-Learning.

All Delegates attending the Exam Preparation Event must already have reached the standard of knowledge required and have passed the pre-requisite Foundation Examination.

What are the course objectives?

The key objectives of this PRINCE2 Exams Preparation event are to:

  • Provide Delegates with an opportunity to review their individual preparation for the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination.
  • Develop the delegate’s ability to apply the PRINCE2 Method appropriately through various project-based scenarios and associated objective tests.
  • Receive advice and guidance from an APM Group Approved PRINCE2 Trainer.
  • Discuss specific areas of PRINCE2 with an Approved Trainer and other attendees, and to devise exam strategies from the responses provided.

What is the course approach?

During the course, candidates will have an opportunity to try out the application of their existing PRINCE2 knowledge to a typical scenario and related objective style test questions.

It can be expected that this preparation event will improve the likelihood of passing the APMG Practitioner Exam.  However, success in the exam requires some basic analytical skills under time pressure, and this event is not intended to provide anything other than a high-level appreciation of these important skills togather with useful exam strategy advice and guidance.

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


What examinations are taken on the PRINCE2 Exam Prep course?

The PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam is 2½ hours, open book (PRINCE2® manual only) consisting of 9 scenario based objective test questions

If successful, to maintain the Practitioner Qualification it is required for candidates sit and pass a Re-Registration exam within 5 years of passing the original examination.

PRINCE2 Re-Registration Candidates

This event may also prove useful for Registered Practitioners requiring preparation guidance for the Re-Registration Exam.

PRINCE2 Practitioner Re-Registration: 1 hour open book (PRINCE2® manual only) consisting of 3 scenario-based objective test questions.

What does the course PRINCE2 Exam Prep cover?

This 1-day event covers exam topics for the PRINCE2 Practitioner syllabus, including the following:

  • Introduction to Preparation; structure and question types for the PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination
  • PRINCE2 Exams  Format;
  • PRINCE2 Exams Procedure;  Hints & Tips
  • Typical Topics for Preparation and individual practical work include:
    • Plans Processes
    • Risk
    • Business Case
    • Progress
    • Change
    • Quality
    • Organisation
    • The PRINCE2 Exams - Final Hints & Tips

The actual topics covered may be varied by the Event Manager to reflect current and topical examination questions and to reflect the needs of each group of delegates.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam will be held on the morning of day two.

What course materials are included?

PRINCE2 Online Event Preparation

SPOCE's highly acclaimed online event preparation includes video presenters to help you review your PRINCE2 knowledge, and an online sample practitioner exam paper which gives you adaptive feedback and reasoning for correct and incorrect answers.

PRINCE2 Practitioner Assistant

Used for Practitioner exam study and preparation during the event,this handout contains a full sample Practitioner exam scenario and objective test questions.

Online Event Preparation

PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam

The 2.5 hour Practitioner Exam is held on the final morning of the training course. Exam papers are sent to APM Group for marking, with results usually available within 2-3 weeks.


All courses include refreshments, Complementary lunch provided on courses outside London. Onsite accommodation is available at additional cost (except London) on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Optional accommodation can be added when making a booking.

Delegate Feedback

The following is a list of feedback comments from customers attending recent SPOCE courses.


"Julia was fantastic and went over configuration management again and again until I finally got it!! So thank you ever so much. This will really help me in my daily working life" Rachel Cough

"Excellent Trainer/Course/Hotel Facilities - Great Knowledge and presentation skills of the trainer - very Enjoyable Course" Leanne Preuss

"Richard is a fantastic trainer and I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks!" Res Sembi

"Trainer was faultless, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, thorough etc. I would recommend collagues to attend the course with this trainer in particular" Andrew Willis

"Enjoyed the way the course was delivered with respect to interaction of delegates" Jason Bennett

"Mike was excellent. I think i'd have been worn out by about 10am on Monday if I were him" Sally Ragret

"Richard made a complex subject clear and got us up to speed in 3 days!" Paul Curtis

"The course surpassed my expectations. I'll totally recomend it to my colleagues" Marjuh Hernandez

"The trainer was outstanding, imformative, helpful, well prepared, able to tailor the course to particular requirements, and had a sense of humour!" Saminia Khan






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