Becoming an Approved PRINCE2 Trainer and being sponsored by an Accredited Training Organisation means that you can provide accredited PRINCE2 training. The market for PRINCE2 training courses is large and appears to be growing – not only in the UK, but internationally too. Tens of thousands of candidates around the world take the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams each year, and large numbers of them prepare for those exams by completing PRINCE2 courses. The PRINCE2 project management method is designed to be suitable for running any project in any industry, making it a popular choice for a very wide range of organisations.
PRINCE2 trainer requirements
If you are aiming to qualify as an Approved PRINCE2 Trainer, you need to meet the following requirements:
- A score of at least 66% in the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam
- At least 2 years’ experience of delivering training courses
- At least 2 years’ experience of project management (or having delivered at least 2 full PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner courses under the guidance of an existing Approved PRINCE2 Trainer)
You also need to find an Accredited Training Organisation that is willing to sponsor you to become an Approved PRINCE2 Trainer. Before agreeing to sponsorship, the ATO is likely to want to prove that you meet the above requirements. It is therefore a good idea to have your PRINCE2 Practitioner candidate number to hand and mention your plans to current or former colleagues who could provide references, if required.
Training the PRINCE2 trainer
After an ATO has agreed to sponsor you, you will complete a trainer sponsorship programme (often called ‘PRINCE2 Train the Trainer’), which aims to help you develop and refine your PRINCE2 training skills. The programme may include giving presentations to existing trainers; conducting training sessions for delegates; familiarising yourself with course materials and any relevant computer software required to deliver a PRINCE2 course; discussions with existing trainers about how to improve your training style, and so on. Such activities are designed to prepare you for a formal assessment, during which you should demonstrate that you possess the ability to conduct successful PRINCE2 courses. As part of the formal assessment, you will be observed training delegates and also interviewed about your knowledge of PRINCE2. The assessor will present his/her findings to you, and then produce a written report. Based on your performance, the assessor will decide whether or not to recommend that you are awarded Approved PRINCE2 Trainer certification.
If you pass the assessment, you will be certified as an Approved PRINCE2 Trainer for 3 years, subject to yearly monitoring. Before the end of the certification period, you will be re-assessed in order to check whether or not you continue to conform to the standards expected of an Approved PRINCE2 Trainer. In addition, 3-5 years after you have passed the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam (and every 3-5 years subsequently), you will need to prove that your PRINCE2 knowledge is up-to-date by passing the PRINCE2 Re-registration exam with a score of at least 66%.
Enjoy your PRINCE2 training career
While the role of an Approved PRINCE2 Trainer can be challenging, it also has the potential to be highly enjoyable and diverse. For example, you may have the opportunity to train in numerous locations, perhaps delivering PRINCE2 courses in Europe, Asia, Africa, or other regions. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your training equips people with a leading method of managing projects, which is designed to help organisations improve their ability to deliver successful projects on time, on budget, and on schedule in today’s competitive business world.
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