PRINCE2® Foundation

Professional / Short Course
3 x Days (9.30am-5.00pm)
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Course Overview

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 are 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 who wish to gain formal recognition of their skills by taking the PRINCE2® 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 two intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • September*
  • January*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for course dates.

Course Details

This course is designed for practising project managers, project leaders and project coordinators who wish to gain formal recognition of their skills by taking the PRINCE2® foundation examination.​​ 

Recommended as preparation for the following test(s): On day three of this training event, the delegates take the PRINCE2® foundation exam.


  • Background; objectives
  • Benefits
  • Scope
  • Structure

  • 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

  • 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 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 in September 2023 (dates to be confirmed) in Griffith College Dublin Main Campus. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This course runs over three days, Monday to Wednesday from 9.30 am - 5.00 pm.

Year 2023

  • September (dates to be confirmed)


How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

There is no formal requirement for attending this course, although it would be beneficial to the delegates to have some understanding of project management and some experience of participating in projects.

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

Applicants under 23 years of age:

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).

Applicants over 23 years of age (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.


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,320.00


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