Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner - Project Management Certification

Price: £1,995.00 excl. VAT

What is Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®)?

Programme management helps deal with complex change by breaking it down into programmes of manageable, inter-related projects.

The MSP framework is a set of principles and processes for managing programmes of transformational change. The guidance is founded on best practice and yet can be tailored to organisational needs. MSP is equally suited to large and small organisations, in both the private and public sectors. The framework has been developed to help organisations achieve excellence by improving practices, offering better services and preparing more effectively for the future.

Who is the MSP® qualification for?

This course is suitable for project managers, programme managers, members of business change teams or programme offices and anyone wishing to understand the concepts underpinning the MSP framework.

The Practitioner level will also be suitable for senior responsible owners (SROs) and anyone targeting the implementation of the framework in addition to developing an understanding of its fundamental principles.

Download the MSP Foundation syllabus for learning outcomes and the assessment criteria for the Foundation element of this course.

Download the MSP Practitioner syllabus for learning outcomes and the assessment criteria for the Practitioner element of this course.

Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered

Successful completion of this course will mean you will be awarded the;

MSP 5th Edition Foundation certification (valid for 3 years) and,

MSP 5th Edition Practitioner certification (valid for 3 years).

PeopleCert Online Exams

Exam vouchers are valid for 12 months so you can take them at a time and day that is convenient to you but, we do recommend taking the exam during the week of your course if possible as pass rates are typically higher.

Some delegates prefer to take the Foundation exam on the second day of the course followed by the Practitioner exam on the fourth day or, they prefer to book out the fifth day for self-studying in the morning and then sitting both exams on the fifth day but please choose whichever method works best for you.

The Foundation exam comprises:

  • 60 multiple choice questions per paper with one mark available per question
  • 36 marks required to pass – 60%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book (no reference material is allowed)
  • The Practitioner exam comprises:

  • Multiple choice questions based on a case study
  • 70 questions per paper
  • 42 marks required to pass – 60%
  • 2½ hours duration
  • Open book exam. (Candidates may use the official printed hard copy of the 5th Edition Managing Successful Programmes Guide. The manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.)

  • Course Resit Policy

    We have a ‘FREE course resit policy’ for anyone who unfortunately does not pass their exam, all we require is that you pay for your exam resit. You can then attend the next MSP course for FREE!

    Please contact your course organiser to discuss.

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    What this course includes

    This price includes course registration, the official MSP e-book, course materials, exam fees, and on successfully passing both exams, an official Managing Successful Programmes Foundation certificate and Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner certificate from the examining body, PeopleCert.

    A hard copy manual is available at an additional cost, please ask your course organiser for more information.

    The MSP® Accredited Training Organization logo is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. The Swirl logo™ is a registered trademark of the AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. MSP® is a (registered) Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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    Delivery method:

    • Virtual LearningVirtual ClassroomInstructor-led course
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    • This is a virtual course with a live instructor. It includes interaction and group-work to embed learning. We encourage use of cameras, and have regular breaks to maintain freshness and engagement.
    • £1,995.00 excl. VAT

    • Small Classes
    • Free Course Resit
    • Both Exams Included
    • PeopleCert Certificate
    • 3 Year Certification

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    At Foundation level, this course will include:

  • The difference between projects and programmes
  • Identifying the MSP defined types of programme and their characteristics
  • Explaining the benefits of applying the MSP guidance to the management of a programme of transformational change
  • The purpose and areas of focus for the MSP defined roles
  • The purpose of the 7 MSP principles, the 7 governance themes and the 7 transformational flow processes
  • MSP documentation and its purpose

  • At Practitioner level, this course will include:

  • Identifying additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme
  • Explaining and applying each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities
  • Explaining the relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles
  • Evaluating examples of MSP programme information (documents).

  • There are no prerequisites to join this course as you will cover the MSP® Foundation level in the first 2 days. The MSP® Practitioner level will be covered in the following 2 days of this course. You can then decide if you take both exams during the course week, or at the end of the course week on the Friday. Please note, you must successfully pass the Foundation exam to be able to sit the Practitioner exam.

    The 2 day Foundation level of this course will enable you to:

    • Confidently communicate and interact with everyone involved in the management of a programme
    • Effectively execute your role as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP
    • Successfully pass the Foundation exam and qualify to progress to the Practitioner certification

    The additional 2 day Practitioner level of this course will enable you to:

    • Begin to apply the MSP programme management framework to design and deliver a roadmap for transformational change
    • Understand how to manage risks and opportunities
    • Recognise the issues around stakeholder management
    • Manage, lead, support or advise on work within an MSP environment

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