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Professional course

PRINCE2 for Project Management

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
E-learning course with exams at a local centre or online
Equivalent of five intensive days of learning
Key fact:
The PRINCE2® foundation and practitioner e-learning course includes the official manual, tutor support by telephone/e-mail and exam fees. The course is offered by UWE in collaboration with ILX Group.

Page last updated 12 January 2018


PRINCE2® is a structured approach to project management. It provides a method for managing projects within a clearly defined framework.PRINCE2® is a pre-requisite for over 60 per cent of all Project Management jobs advertised in the UK and over 600,000 people worldwide have taken the PRINCE2® exams. (Source ILX Group August 2009).

The e-learning course is accessed via a portal and allows the required learning, about 25 hours, to be done at a time and pace to suit you. You can test and improve your knowledge using the in-built exam simulator, prior to sitting the multiple choice industry-recognised exams.



This E-learning course is offered by UWE in collaboration with ILX Group, the UK's largest single provider of PRINCE2® qualifications and fully meets the requirements for the PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and Practitioner qualifications.

Using voice-over, animation and regular learning-reinforcement techniques, the course delivers the classroom equivalent of a five day workshop, in an easy to use and convenient format. Tutor support is available by contacting experienced tutors on +44 (0)1270 611600 or

PRINCE2®2017 now has more focus on flexibility and the need to be able to tailor your knowledge towards any individual project. It describes procedures to co-ordinate people and activities in a project, how to design and supervise the project, and what to do if the project has to be adjusted if it doesn't develop as planned.

In the method, each process is specified with its key inputs and outputs and with specific goals and activities to be carried out, which gives an automatic control of any deviations from the plan.

Divided into manageable stages, the method enables an efficient control of resources. On the basis of close monitoring the project can be carried out in a controlled and organised way. Being a structured method widely recognised and understood, PRINCE2® provides a common language for all participants in the project.

The various management roles and responsibilities involved in a project are fully described and are adaptable to suit the complexity of the project and skills of the organisation.

A MAC or PC with internet connection and sound are required.

View an online demonstration of the foundation e-learning pack at ILX Group.


Assessment is done in two stages, foundation and practitioner. The foundation exam consists of a one hour multiple choice exam and the practitioner exam consists of a two and a half hour multiple choice exam. The pass mark for the foundation exam is 55 per cent and the pass mark for the practitioner exam is 55 per cent.

The e-learning course allows you to attempt simulated foundation and practitioner exams, to gain feedback on areas that need further work. The course also indicates when you are ready for the exam, based on performance in the simulated exam.

Broadly, the foundation exam tests your knowledge of PRINCE2® and the practitioner exam tests your knowledge of how to apply PRINCE2® in a project environment.

The overall first time pass rate for the PRINCE2 2009, based on data from previous delegates who have studied the e-learning course, is:

  • Foundation exam: 99.3% (National Rate 97%)
  • Practitioner exam: 83%  (National Rate 73%)

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

This PRINCE2® foundation and practitioner e-learning course, includes the official manual (Practitioner only) and tutor support by telephone/e-mail.

Foundation Course only

  • £495 (inc exam fee)
  • £450 (inc exam fee) UWE staff and alumni discount fee

Practitioner Course only

  • £675 (inc exam fee and manual)
  • £625 (inc exam fee and manual) staff and UWE alumni discount fee

Payment is required at the start of the course to University of the West of England, Bristol.  No VAT is charged on this course.

Repeat Foundation exam fees
First retake: If the delegate spent at least 12 hours studying the foundation course and achieved 75 per cent in the exam simulator, the retake fee will be waived. All subsequent retakes incur a fee from ILX which will be at the participant's expense.

Repeat Practitioner exam fees
First and subsequent retakes will incur a fee from ILX which will be at the participant's expense.

Exam Information

Foundation exam - 1 hour

Practitioner exam - 2.5 hours

Please see the ILX website for information regarding exam dates in London and how to take exams online.

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for the PRINCE2® Foundation course, please complete our online booking form

To make a full or provisional booking for the PRINCE2® Practitioner course, please complete our online booking form

For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

As part of your course fee you will be given access to the online learning resources and availability to book your exam(s) for the following periods:

  • Foundation only: 6 months
  • Practitioner only: 9 months

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: CPD Team: +44 (0)117 32 87408

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