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Managing Successful Programmes(R) Advanced Practitioner Conversion (including examination)

  • Price £845.00
  • Duration 2 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This course is designed for delegates who have already passed the MSP® 2007 Foundation and Practitioner Examinations, and it provides a workshop environment for preparing for the MSP 2007 Advanced Practitioner Examination, taken on the afternoon of the second day.
It is aimed at those in, or aspiring to, a senior role within a programme. This includes Programme Managers and Senior Responsible Owners (Programme Directors), and other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of programmes, including Business Change Managers and Programme Office Managers. Anyone who already has a good understanding of the principles and theory of the MSP™ manual, supported by practical application within a programme environment, will benefit from this course.

During the course you will asked to provide written permission which enables us to pass on your pass mark to your employer.

The structure of the course is intended to build on delegate’s existing MSP Practitioner knowledge and experience as well as on their pre-course work. The course will cover all aspects of the MSP Advanced Practitioner syllabus, and will include:-

•Workshops and exercises which are intended to give delegates practical experience of applying MSP using the complex case study.
•Sample questions, to develop deeper understanding of MSP, the MSP Care case study, and prepare for the Advanced Practitioner exam.
•The MSP Advanced Practitioner Exam will be taken on the afternoon of the second day. The exam consists of up to three compulsory questions on different units from the syllabus to be answered within a time limit of 3 hours, which includes reading time. The answers will typically be essay style. The examination will be based on the complex (MSPCare) scenario in the pre-course materials and which is used during the training course. Additional material in the form of reports, documents, formats, statements, etc. may also be provided for analysis as part of an examination question.
•The examination is ‘open book’. The pass mark 50%.
•MSP is a Trademark of the Office of Government Commerce


Delegates must already have achieved a pass at the Practitioner level before booking the course.
Delegates will be provided with a set of pre-course materials which includes a complex case study (MSPCare) for the Advanced Practitioner Exam. Materials will include exercises and questions which will deepen the delegate’s knowledge of MSP and allow the delegate to use their MSP knowledge to explore the case study by drawing on their own experience. The outputs from these exercises will be used in the classroom event. Delegates will be expected to have completed at least 10 – 12 hours pre-course work for this event.
The MSP Advanced Practitioner examination requires candidates to demonstrate that they understand the application of programme management in a complex business environment. Consequently candidates should have extensive knowledge of the culture of large organisations and the measurement of benefits at a strategic level. Candidates should also be familiar with generic or specific project management methods.

Please note: You must bring signed photo ID with you on exam days (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam. You must also be familiar with the APMG


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On completion, delegates will be able to:

•Use and demonstrate their understanding of programme management as a tool for achieving business change in a complex business environment
•Apply MSP to their programme(s) in a manner appropriate to their organisation and programme
•Act as an essential member of a programme management team
•Have attained the competencies associated with the Advanced Practitioners level qualifications
•Have had the opportunity to sit the MSP Advanced Practitioner examination

MSP® is a Registered Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce in the United Kingdom and other countries

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