Continuing Professional Development Prince2 Foundation for Project Management - online delivery

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
E-learning course with exams online
approximately 12 hours

Page last updated 12 October 2023


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, approximately 12 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.

Who is it for?

This e-learning course is suitable for anyone who is interested in project management, or involved in project design, delivery and review.

What will I learn?

By the end of the PRINCE2 Foundation e-learning course you should be able to:

  • Understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2
  • Understand how the PRINCE2 principles underpin the PRINCE2 method
  • Understand the PRINCE2 themes and how they are applied throughout the project
  • Understand the PRINCE2 processes and how they are carried out throughout the project

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Careers / Further study

On successful completion of this qualification, participants can register onto the Prince2 Practitioner qualification



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® 6th edition Foundation qualification.

PRINCE2® 6th edition 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.

This e-learning course covers the following themes and processes:


  • Business case
  • Organisation
  • Plans
  • Risk
  • Quality
  • Change
  • Progress


  • Starting up a project
  • Initiating a project
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Managing a stage boundary
  • Directing a project
  • Closing a project
  • Process walkthrough

Exam Simulator

Throughout your registration on the course, you will have access to the exam simulator featuring sample questions, to allow you to prepare for the exam.

Learning and Teaching

This course is delivered fully online and so you will require access to a computer with internet access.

Using voice-over, animation and regular learning-reinforcement techniques, the course delivers the classroom equivalent, in an easy to use and convenient format.

View an online demonstration of e-learning materials.

Tutor support is available by contacting experienced tutors on +44 (0)1270 611600 or

Once we have registered you on the course and you have received your exam voucher, you can register with PeopleCert to have access to the digital copy of the official PRINCE2 manual to aid your revision.

Study time

This course takes approximately 12 hours to complete the required training, however you will have access to the materials for one year to be able to plan your study time and complete your exam.


The foundation exam consists of:

  • 60 questions
  • Closed book
  • 60 minute exam duration

The pass mark for the foundation exam is 55 percent.

The e-learning course allows you to attempt simulated foundation 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.

Sitting your exam

Once you have completed the online learning and believe you are ready to sit your exam, you will be able to book your online exam, using your exam voucher. We would recommend that you do not book your exam until you are able to achieve 80% or higher in the exam simulator.

You must sit your exam within your course registration period. Should you fail to sit your exam during your registration period, you will need to apply and pay the full course fee again.

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


Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates

Participants can sign up to one of our online cohorts. Cohorts will start on the first working day of each month and participants will have until the completion date to access the learning materials and complete their exam.


  • Online via e-learning

Programme fees

Please see the table below for current fees available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Full fee£695
UWE Alumni fee£589
UWE staff fee£589
Course Connect Partner fee£556

All fees include a first attempt at the exam within your registration period.

Repeat Foundation exam fees

Should you fail your first attempt, a retake will incur a fee from ILX which will be at the participant's expense.

Should you not take your exam within your registration period, you will need to apply and pay the full course fee again.

As part of your course fee you will be given access to the online learning resources and availability to book and complete your exam for one year from the start date of the course.

Cohorts will start on the first working day of each month and participants will have until the completion date to access the learning materials and complete their exam.



How to apply

How to apply

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