Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Course
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 (does not expire) 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:
The Practitioner exam comprises:
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.
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- Virtual 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.
£1,950.00 excl. VAT
- Small Classes
- Free Course Resit
- Both Exams Included
- PeopleCert Certificate
- 3 Year Certification
All prices are per person and exclude VAT.
At Foundation level, this course will include:
At Practitioner level, this course will include:
There are no prerequisites to join this course as you will cover the Foundation level in the first 2 days. The 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
Upcoming dates for Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation & Practitioner - Project Management Certification
All prices are per person and exclude VAT.
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"Sue was an excellent trainer and a nice person to be trained by too. Clearly has a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of not only the course but the whole discipline."
"The use of whiteboards, real time example, breakout room and attempting the questions after every topic was really helpful. The enthusiastic tutor, made the course better."
"The ideas and techniques learned in the course has changed my vision towards project management. It taught me various methods which I can apply in my career. I managed to learn new aspects of management cycle which I was unaware of. The course was very useful to me."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and got a good deal of useful information from it. I have carried out projects throughout my career, and a few years ago took the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ), but carried out projects using my own methods. PRINCE2 is great in that it sets out a methodology for carrying out project management, and is the most widely recognised in the UK. Adding agile was the icing on the cake."
"Dhaliwal Narinder our trainer was excellent, adding insights from her vast experience to enhance our learning. We have tried Agile and Project Management separately, now i have the opportunity to try both again in my Faculty. Receiving this course online whilst locked down was perfect."
"The course was interesting and interactive, though a lot of information needed to be crammed in and consumed. Having done an Agile course a few years ago, this course helped to reinforce what was previously learned and put a project management theme to it. The instructor was very knowledgeable and explained the theory very well. The other participants were engaging and helped make the course interesting through the sharing of question and answer sessions to the relationship of past experiences."
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