Essential if you're working on projects

This 2 day course provides everything you'll need to gain PRINCE2 Foundation certification. Taught by trainers with a passion for learning and with unsurpassed knowledge, we'll have you speaking PRINCE2 in no time. A convenient central Tokyo location and 99.5% pass rate means you can book with confidence.

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¥ 216,000
(Incl. 8% tax)

The trainer was very experienced

The course was suitable for me to get confidence before the exam. It was especially useful as an opportunity to augment my knowledge on the knowledge areas I was concerned with. The trainer was very experienced and was able to answer all my questions.


This course at a glance

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Location: Tokyo
  • Hours: 9:30-17:00
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Pre-course: 3–4 hours
  • Exam: included
  • Results: same day
  • Pass rates: 99.5%
  • Class size: small
  • Accredited: yes


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Course details

This 2-day training course includes everything you should need to achieve the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification. This qualification is widely regarded as essential if you are involved in projects. 

Our courses are designed and taught to give you the greatest chance of passing your exams. This is reflected in our PRINCE2 Foundation pass rate of 99.5%.

We also like to save you time. Our exclusive online pre-course study materials have pinpointed the most essential aspects of the PRINCE2 syllabus. This is a big advantage for you because you can prepare for the course in just 3-4 hours, instead of the 16+ hours required by many other training providers. 

Knowledge Train is based in Tokyo and London and is a PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisation, which means you can be confident that our courses conform to the highest standards of project management training.

Why this qualification?

With this qualification you will be able to work as an informed member of a project team. It is a pre-requisite for taking the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification which is recommended if you manage projects.

The PRINCE2 Foundation course is also ideal if you are looking for a career change, as no previous project management experience is necessary.

The PRINCE2 Foundation training course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of PRINCE2. You will learn about the PRINCE2 approach to projects – its principles, themes, processes, and techniques, and you will be well prepared to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation exam at the end of the training course.

Who is this for?

A PRINCE2 Foundation course is your ideal starting point if you are working on a PRINCE2 project team. Many of our delegates take the Foundation course with the aim of applying their PRINCE2 knowledge at work. They then go on to study the PRINCE2 Practitioner at a later date after gaining more experience of PRINCE2.

If your career goals differ from the ones listed please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on +81 (0)3-4510-7884. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.

I work on projects and want to learn new skills to bring back to work

As a delegate taking our PRINCE2 Foundation course you will become equipped with the terminology and knowledge about how PRINCE2 works. You will immediately be able to go back to work and speak this new vocabulary and be able to act as an informed member of a project team.

Even if you do not regard yourself as a project manager in a formal sense but just find yourself more involved in projects at work you will benefit from this course.

I am unemployed and want the qualification to put on my CV

Even if you are an experienced project manager and perhaps have been made redundant or are in between contracts, you can benefit from a PRINCE2 Foundation course. You might have found that not having PRINCE2 on your CV is hindering your job search. That’s where this course will help you.

Although taking a PRINCE2 Foundation course doesn’t qualify you as a registered practitioner, having PRINCE2 Foundation on your CV will instantly increase your chances of employment. Alongside your previous project experience, it shows that you know the PRINCE2 terminology and are capable of working as an informed member of a PRINCE2 project team.

I want to change career and work in project management

You will find that PRINCE2 is widely recognised as an essential starting point when looking for many jobs, not just project management jobs.

Even if you want to make a complete career change you will find that many jobs require project management skills that are transferable. This is true even for project work at university. We have trained beginners who are from unrelated backgrounds such as consultancy, military, merchandising and even nursing who have then gone on to work in project management.

One thing to remember however, is that if you want to work in project management, gaining a full Practitioner qualification is recommended. PRINCE2 Practitioner is a higher level qualification and shows you can apply PRINCE2 to simple projects. In that respect, a more suitable course for you would be the PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner course.

I want to organise PRINCE2 training for my colleagues

If your organization wants to train its staff in the world’s most popular project management methodology, then we can help. We’ve been delivering in-house PRINCE2 training for over 10 years. Our knowledgeable and dedicated trainers can help your staff get quickly up to speed with PRINCE2 and help them gain professional PRINCE2 Foundation certification as well.

To help us better understand your PRINCE2 training requirements, call one of our expert advisors now on +81 (0)3-4510-7884 or complete this form.

Course and exam structure

The course lasts for 2 days. There is some pre-course reading of approximately 3-4 hours. Homework of between 1-2 hours per night will be set.

During this course, you will gain an understanding of the PRINCE2 framework and its terminology. At the end of the course you will take a 1 hour multiple choice closed book exam containing 75 questions and must score a minimum of 35 correct answers to pass. Our courses are designed and taught to give you the greatest chance of passing your exams. This is reflected in our PRINCE2 Foundation pass rate of 99.5%.

What’s included in the price?

  • Exclusive online pre-course preparation
  • Training and exam preparation from an approved PRINCE2 Trainer
  • PRINCE2 Foundation exam
  • PRINCE2 Foundation certificate (on passing the exam)
  • Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 official manual
  • Detailed course manual
  • Full colour PRINCE2 process model wall charts
  • Sample exams
  • Refreshments


Average rating of 4.5 based on 161 user reviews.

Plenty of useful examples

Intensive course. Lots of information to get through. However, the trainer was excellent. He kept the pace going with plenty of useful examples. He had great humour, which is vital as PRINCE2 is dry and overwhelming. Venue was fine and we received good pre-course study materials.

20 Jan 2017

Very thorough and helpful

The course was thorough and gave me a solid understanding of PRINCE2. I now feel I can put it into practice when working on projects at my organisation. Our trainer was very knowledgeable and really knew his way around the PRINCE2 book. His hints and tips for the exam really helped me too. It is a fast-paced course with a lot of homework, but overall, I really enjoyed the course and found it helpful. 

13 Jan 2017

Well-paced and inclusive training

This course was incredibly useful, both in explaining PRINCE2 and how to pass the exams. Our trainer, Kobus, had good facilitation skills. He layered information and used real-life examples. Our materials were detailed enough and nicely laid out in a visual manner. We received well-paced and inclusive training from Kobus overall. the venue was very good, with refreshments and comfy chairs.

20 Dec 2016

A good insight into PRINCE2

Very informative course. It gave a good insight into PRINCE2 and how it can be applied to the real world, as well as the negative aspects of the method. I found all of the materials very useful. The revision guides helped me gain a very good understanding of the basics, with their colourful diagrams. The trainer's delivery style was excellent. He made it fun as well as being very intuitive - he could answer all of our questions in an instant.

05 Dec 2016

Trainer very engaging

The course was very effective. Our pre-course work was very useful and helpful and the trainer was very engaging. He gave us real-life examples to help us apply the method to our lives. I thought he was amazing! 

05 Dec 2016

Relaxed and enjoyable class environment

It was very informative and easily relateable to my last company's projects. It gave me a better understanding of how my last employer ran its projects in the way it did, and I feel better prepared for my next role. The course materials were good and the trainer was friendly and amusing. It was a relaxed and enjoyable class environment too.

18 Nov 2016

Good examples were provided

It was a really interesting course. The trainer was great at helping us to understand the content. Good examples were provided to make sure everyone understood each point. 

10 Nov 2016

Very effective trainer

The course offered a good introduction to PRINCE2 and key project management principles. It will be very useful for future use. The materials provided a great reference and were very relevent. The pre-course work helped with learning key concepts ahead of the course. We had a very effective trainer. He provided a good balance of analogies, humour and key information. It was good to have such an experienced trainer.

10 Nov 2016

Very engaging tutor

The course was geared towards helping us achieve our objectives, and did exactly that. Our pre-course material and course guides were good. Very comprehensive. We had a very engaging tutor called Kobus. He was excellent and kept us interested.

04 Nov 2016


Simon Buehring

Knowledge Train owner and founder Simon is responsible for course design and is noted for his calm and confidence building training style.

Simon has worked on projects all his career in the UK, Asia and New Zealand. He has worked as a software engineer, project manager, consultant and technical director and has a wealth of real world experience.

This includes working as a project manager for the BBC, HSBC and IBM. With a passionate desire for continuous improvement, he demands all his staff provide the utmost customer satisfaction.

Simon Buehring

"Since 2005 we have successfully run over 500 PRINCE2 courses in the UK and worldwide."

What our students say

"Very rarely do we find dedicated and genuinely interested trainers like Simon."
- Gautam Agrawal, Senior Consultant, Infosys Technologies Limited

"A great course that is very good value for money. The excellent teaching and location provided a comfortable and relaxed environment within which to learn and share ideas with other people involved in project management."
- Brian Makepeace, Project Manager - UEL

"You can feel that they are invested in creating a didactic atmosphere that is both relaxing and academically strong. Success in obtaining the certification is just a natural outcome. I would be saying the same even if I had not obtained my PRINCE2 Practitioner certification."
- Mounir Ouanaimi - Northwestern University in Qatar

"Although there is a lot to digest during the course, the teacher was outstanding at effectively informing us of the main subject points. He was also good at explaining new terms and concepts referring to everyday situations. I will definitely be recommending this school to my friends and colleagues."
- Kie Yoshida, Mobell Communications Ltd

"The whole package was professional from start to the finish, and the tutor was most helpful in every way. To get the best out of this course, you MUST complete the pre-class lessons prior to the classroom course and take the sample questions on Knowledge Train's e-learning platform."
- Yemmi Agbebi, MBA

"I thought the course was very well run, despite the fact that the course is packed of information. I had plenty of time to learn and revise as instructed by the tutor. The tutor is very knowledgeable and engaging. Thank you!"
- Tanya Last, Methods