Professional Qualification

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) Foundation and Practitioner 5th - 9th October 2020

This combined MSP® Foundation and Practitioner 5 day course will ensure that delegates acquire all the information they need to become efficient MSP® Practitioners as well as all the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to sit both exams.

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Fee: £995 + VAT (includes lunch and parking each day)


Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Ardwick, Manchester, M12 6JH.

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This combined MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course, accredited by PeopleCert, will ensure that delegates acquire all the information they need to become efficient MSP® Practitioners as well as all the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to sit both exams. This is a highly sought-after certification which gives individuals a competitive edge in business, especially due to it being highly desired by a multitude of employers. This five day course is a classroom-based qualification and will provide you with the skills you need to confidently use MSP methodology to manage programmes. It includes the foundation examination on day three and concludes with the practitioner examination on day five.

Foundation level course content
• The core concepts and terminology of MSP:
• MSP Governance Themes
• MSP Transformational Flow
• MSP principles
• Identifying a Programme
• MSP roles and responsibilities
• Leadership and stakeholder engagement
• Vision
• Blueprint design and delivery
• Benefits of MSP
• Business Case
• Planning and Control
• Defining a Programme
• Risk and issue management
• Quality and assurance management
• Managing the Tranches
• Delivering the Capability
• Realizing the Benefits
• Closing a Programme
• MSP Foundation exam

Practitioner level course content
• Advanced MSP methods
• How to run a project on MSP principles and methodology
• How to apply the MSP principles to real-life projects
• MSP Practitioner exam

Exam information:

There are two exams included within the five-day MSP course:

  1. The foundation exam takes place on the Wednesday and is a memory test; its intention is to ensure you have learnt the language of MSP. The exam is an hour-long multiple choice, closed book exam that consists of 75 questions. Five of these questions are ‘trial questions’ that will not contribute to your overall score, so the exam is marked out of 70. In order to pass, a score of 35 or more must be achieved.
  2. The practitioner exam takes place on the Friday and is an open-book exam. The only resource you’re are permitted to use is the MSP 2011 guide. Annotations and page markers to find useful pages quickly are allowed but students are not to attach any other material into the book. The exam is a two-and-a-half-hour multiple choice exam. There are eight questions, each split into ten smaller questions, so the overall mark is 80. A mark of 40 or more is required to pass.

About the trainer:

One Education Professional Training consultant, Nicola Kendall, has over 25 years’ experience working across all industry sectors providing training, coaching and consultancy services in project and risk management best practice.

Working with organisations including NATO, MOD, Civil Service, Canon UK Ltd, Microsoft and Merseyside Police, she is described by clients as ‘ inspiring’, ‘passionate’ and ‘collaborative ‘- someone who focuses on delivering the right results in the right way by putting the customer at the heart of her thinking and course delivery. Nicola’s greatest passion is developing people to grow personally and maximise their contribution to any organisation.

Additional information

A programme is made up of a set of projects identified by an organisation that will deliver an overall strategic objective to support business operation. Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) is increasingly being recognised in the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management. Major changes within a school or academy will bring complexity and risk, managing multiple projects with coinciding deadlines and conflicting priorities. MSP provides a structured framework and approach to programme management that can help organisations to successfully achieve change.

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