Prince2 Foundation for Project Management - Executive Education online delivery

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

Page last updated 18 June 2020


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 to wards 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.

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

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.

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

Study time

This course takes approximately 12 hours to complete the required training, however you will have access to the materials for 6 months to be able to plan your study time and book 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 exam at one of the registered training venues, or online, using your exam code. 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.

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

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 book their exam.

CohortStart DateCompletion Date
June 20201 June 20201 December 2020
July 20201 July 20201 January 2021
August 20203 August 20201 February 2021


  • Online via e-learning

Programme fees

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

Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

 June 2020July 2020August 2020
Full fee£450£450£450
Alumni discount£382£382£382
UWE Bristol staff discount£335£335£335
Payment deadline26 May 202026 June 202028 July 2020

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

Repeat Foundation exam fees
First retake: If you have spent at least 12 hours studying the foundation course and achieved 80% 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.

Project Management Bundles

Looking for a wider range of project management learning? Take one of our bundles to maximise your learning and enjoy greater savings across our project management programmes.

To book your bundle package please go to the Managing Projects Successfully programme page and select the required bundle and start date under the 'how to apply section'.

Bundle 1
  1. Managing Projects Successfully 2 day programme
  2. APM Project Fundamentals e-learning
Bundle 2
  1. Managing Projects Successfully 2 day programme
  2. Prince2 Foundation e-learning
Bundle 3
  1. Managing Projects Successfully 2 day programme
  2. Prince2 Agile Foundation e-learning
Bundle 4
  1. Managing Projects Successfully 2 day programme
  2. APM Project Fundamentals e-learning
  3. Prince2 Foundation e-learning
Bundle 5
  1. Managing Projects Successfully 2 day programme
  2. APM Project Fundamentals e-learning
  3. Prince2 Agile Foundation e-learning

Please note when booking your bundle, you will have access to the e-learning programmes from the start of the month following the two day programme's completion.

For bundles 1 - 3 - you will have access to the e-learning courses for 6 months to veiw the materials and sit your exam.

For bundles 4 - 5 - you will have access to the e-learning courses for 8 months to veiw the materials and sit your exams.

How to apply

How to apply

As part of your course fee you will be given access to the online learning resources and availability to book your exam(s) for six months from the start date of the cohort.

Once you are registered onto the programme you will be emailed your exam voucher which is valid for the programme duration.

To book a bundle package please go to the Managing Projects Successfully programme page and select the required bundle and start date under the 'How to Apply' section.

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For further information

  • Email: Please complete the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84896