All PRINCE2 training providers must be accredited by APMG in order to offer official PRINCE2 courses. This often leads to the misconception that all PRINCE2 courses are the same, and that the only differentiating factor is price.
That’s simply not the case…
Read a list of common misconceptions about PRINCE2
If you see a 5-day PRINCE2 Practitioner Course advertised for £600, stop and ask yourself how that course is so cheap.
The main way to get the price down, is to cram more delegates in to the training room. We’ve come across some PRINCE2 training providers who will fill courses up to 20 people. That’s right – >TWENTY! That’s an insane number of people for any training course – let along an intensive workshop like PRINCE2.
You can also cut costs by using the cheapest PRINCE2 trainers (which tend to be those with less experience) and by using lower quality training materials.
Our PRINCE2 courses will never be the cheapest on the market, but we’re quite happy with that.
We’re confident that for the rates we charge, our PRINCE2 courses are excellent value for money for the high quality we provide.
Here’s what sets us apart from the rest – you might want to use this as the basis for questions to ask PRINCE2 course providers if you’re shopping around.
Why are our PRINCE2 Courses different?
Maximum Group Size of 12
Having the time to have your questions answered is vital on a PRINCE2 course. This will not only help you to pass your PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam – but will be a great help in relating what you are learning to your own work, helping you to start implementing it faster when you get back to the office.
In a group of 20 – we believe you have no hope of having your questions answered effectively – so we NEVER have more than 12 people on a course.
Experienced Project Managers as PRINCE2 Trainers
Just holding a PRINCE2 qualification doesn’t make you a brilliant project manager – and the same applies to trainers.
All of our trainers have proven project management expertise from using PRINCE2 on projects in the real world.
This makes it easy for them to:
- Help you to pass your PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, which is all about applying the methodology to real-world scenarios
- Give you advice that is based on hard-won experience on how to effectively apply PRINCE2 to your own projects when you return to the office
We NEVER use trainers who have just learned the PRINCE2 methodology in order to teach and have not applied it for real.
Comprehensive Pre-Course Work
PRINCE2 is an intensive course, so pre-course work is important to prepare and help you pass the exams. APMG recommend that PRINCE2 course attendees are sent the PRINCE2 manual three weeks prior to the course as a minimum.
To avoid the cost of doing this – some providers will just e-mail you a brief section to read through, and you won’t get your full manual until you arrive on the day.
At Silicon Beach, we post out the full pre-course three weeks before the course starts, consisting of:
- The full APMG PRINCE2 Manual (Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2)
- Our own pre-course workbook to guide you through the content to cover, with tests to help you revise everything you need to before attending
Purpose Built PRINCE2 Training Centre
We have our own purpose built suite of training rooms in central Brighton. These were designed specifically to be perfect for running training courses.
If you attend a PRINCE2 course with Silicon Beach, you’ll never be stuck in a cheap, poorly equipped hotel conference room.
Extensive Free PRINCE2 Resources
We’re not just about our bottom line and maximising profits – we really care about giving you the help and support you need to pass your PRINCE2 exams.
On the main Silicon Beach Training website, and here on this dedicated PRINCE2 site, we have a wide range of free resources available (and more being added all the time).
If you haven’t already – check out the following:
Some of the Best PRINCE2 Pass Rates Around
Better quality courses delivered to small groups by experienced trainers with top quality materials, means a better chance of passing your PRINCE2 Exams. Our PRINCE2 pass rates are currently:
- 99% pass rate for PRINCE2 Foundation
- 84% pass rate for PRINCE2 Practitioner
These are well above the national averages!
So – if you want the cheapest PRINCE2 course you can find, they are out there to be had – however – be warned that you could be crammed in with 19 other people in a poorly equipped room, with an inexperienced trainer.
If you can invest a little bit more, and want a PRINCE2 training course delivered by an experienced professional in excellent facilities and well written course material – why not book with us!
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