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PRINCE2® Foundation

PRINCE2® Foundation


The course follows the standard syllabus issued by the PRINCE2® Examinations Board.

The aim of this three-day accelerated training event is to provide delegates with a practical understanding of the PRINCE2® project management method. Delegates will be able to go on and take the PRINCE2® Foundation examination at the end of this event.

Why study PRINCE2® at Griffith College?

This course is designed for practising project managers, project leaders and project coordinators and who wish to gain formal recognition of their skills by taking the PRINCE foundation examination.


  • Understand the need for project management and how PRINCE2® meets that requirement.
  • Understand the PRINCE2® process model
  • Prepare project plans using product based planning techniques and undertake risk analysis and management for the project.
  • Prepare information for inclusion in a Project Initiation Document.
  • Understand techniques for the management of product development, quality control and change control
  • Take the PRINCE2® Foundation examination paper.

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course.

  • January (dates to be confirmed)*
  • September (dates to be confirmed)*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see timetable for next course dates.

Course details

This course is designed for Practising project managers, project leaders and project coordinators and who wish to gain formal recognition of their skills by taking the PRINCE foundation examination.​​ 

Recommended as preparation for the following test(s): On day 3 of this training event, the delegates will take the PRINCE 2 Foundation exam.

  • Background ; Objectives
  • Benefits
  • Scope
  • Structure
Project Organisation
  • Organisational structure
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The project board
  • The project manager
  • Team management
  • Project assurance
  • Project support
  • Supplier relationships
  • Purpose and importance
  • Components; types of plan
  • Planning techniques
  • Product based planning
  • The steps in planning
Project control
  • Work package authorisation line
  • Stage assessments
  • Establishing project and stage tolerance
  • Checkpoints; highlight reports
  • Handling exception situations
  • Project issues
  • Types of business and project risk
  • Risk analysis and management
  • The risk log
  • Ensuring quality
  • Quality planning
  • Relationship with ISO9000
  • Product descriptions
  • Quality control and quality review.
Change Control and Configuration Management
  • Change control steps
  • Authority levels
  • Analysing the impact
  • Starting up and initiating a project
  • Directing a project
  • Managing stage boundaries
  • Controlling a stage
  • Managing product delivery
  • Closing a project

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This course is scheduled to commence on Monday, 27th January 2020 in Griffith College Dublin. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This course will run over 3 days, Monday to Wednesday from 9.30am - 5.00pm, course dates outlined below.

Year 2020

  • January: 27, 28, 29


How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

Delegates are required to meet the following prerequisites: This is not a general project management course although it provides a sound framework for other techniques. Delegates should bring to the course some experience of participating in projects. Typically between twelve months is the minimum necessary experience of working on projects.

Mature Students 

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Under 23 Years 

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include Maths and a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language).

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,320.00


Academic Progression

The following course is recommended: Completion of PRINCE2 Practitioner Course.


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