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Prince2 Trainer Certification


Hi All

I am contemplating doing the Prince2 practitioner and trainer certification in January, with the intent of becoming a trainer.

Although I do have some project management experience with European and DTI projects, these were not conducted using Prince2 and therefore it is new to me. 

Does anyone have any experience of coming into Prince2 training without prior knowledge and actually becoming a practising Prince2 trainer???

I would be grateful for any advice/information as I would hope to undertake the courses early in the new year.

Many thanks!!


6 Responses

  1. Becoming a PRINCE2 trainer

    Hi Rob

    You can’t pass an exam to become a trainer. You need to get 66% at practitioner level, then persuade an accredited training organisation (ATO) to sponsor you. This would involve doing supervised training sessions until they believe you are ready to be assessed by APMG. They would probably want a commitment from you to work for them (at not very much money) for a year or two afterwards.


  2. Trainee Trainer qualities

    Hi Bernie

    Thanks for the information, it’s appreciated and I am looking into courses that do both the foundation and practitioner level in the new year.

    Do you have any ideas what qualities/experience the ATO’s would look for in someone who would be looking to be sponsored by them to eventually become accredited might be??  Apologies for asking another question but I’d just like to be sure before I splash out on the training course!!

    Thanks again.



  3. PRINCE2 trainer qualities

    Hi Rob

    My company (Knowledge Train) delivers PRINCE2 training as we are a PRINCE2 ATO and we sponsor trainers from time to time. The key qualities/experience required by a trainer are:

    • 2 years experience of training (it can be anything, not just project management)
    • 2 years of experience of project management, because you need to be able to relate your own experience to the subject matter being taught, to help students learn
    • 66% pass mark at PRINCE2 Practitioner level
    • ability to deliver subject matter in an interactive and "non-boring" way
    • other than that, a friendly, personable, approachable and patient manner. Commitment and dedication to the job is also required since some delegates will struggle and find the course difficult. You would need to be able to find ways of assisting these students in particular, to help them get through their exams.

    In addition you would be given a rather gruelling half day interview in which the assessor would test you on your understanding of PRINCE2.

    I went through all of this some years ago, and although it is time consuming and hard work, the reward is worth it if you are seeking a career in PRINCE2 training.


  4. PRINCE2 Trainer Qualities

    Thanks for the information Simon, you have been most helpful and I have just ordered a Prince2 book to read around the subject.

    I shall also take a look at your website.

    Many thanks


  5. Becoming a PRINCE2 trainer – in two weeks

    Hi Rob,

    I deliver a course that gets people up to speed with PRINCE2 at a trainer level sufficient to be accredited, and includes the APMG assessment, I have a course coming up in December 2010 (not sure if you are still looking for something like this). I have an 80% success rate at getting people through to be ready for training.

    The course prepares trainers to become OGC/APMG accredited PRINCE2 trainers. Following the course there will be an assessment on a training event by an APMG assessor, who will interview and observe the trainer.

    If you are interested to learn more visit this link:



  6. Becoming a prince2 Trainer

    Hi Rob,

    I am new to this forum, but also interested in taking the Prince2 course with a view to becoming a trainer.

    My course actually commences from 1st Oct 2012.

    How are you getting on if you dont mind my asking?

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