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MSP® Foundation Online with Exam Guarantee

Managing Successful Programmes is a framework for successfully delivering large-scale, transformational change through a dossier of related projects and related activities. It is proven best-practice programme management that helps to make change ‘stick’.

Whilst not being prescriptive, it is flexible to the needs of local circumstances. It provides an adaptable route to facilitating change and reaches its ultimate objectives by bringing together the key elements of governance themes, together with transformational flow processes, all underpinned by common sense principles to enable success.

MSP e-learning is a cheap and effective way to gain your MSP certification
This product contains some of the most interactive, well-structured, interesting MSP computer-based training in the world

Truly effective training

Results of MSP distance learning are recorded and available for tracking. E-learning is easily accessible, time-efficient and should require minimal instructor involvement. Training is also provided at remote sites to avoid high travel costs.

Reduced learning time

Proven by more than 30 studies, interactive e-learning reduces learning time as much as 50 percent. The combination of interactive visuals and audio explanation delivers information in an easily understood format.

Reduced cost

The primary costs of multimedia learning are one-time costs
The cost per student for e-learning is reduced as more students use the same multimedia training programme
Average e-learning time decreases giving a quick return on investment
Students learn more, increasing productivity and effectiveness
Most students prefer interactive e-learning to other training methods

Instructional consistency

Computer-based instruction is delivered in a consistently reliable fashion that does not vary in quality from class to class or topic to topic.

Increased retention

The process of interaction with the content rich e-learning material provides a strong learning reinforcement that significantly increases content retention.

Increased motivation

Our interactive distance learning systems provide a level of responsive feedback and individual involvement that has proved to be highly motivating.

Enjoy interactive learning

The one-on-one nature of our CBT systems help students take greater control and hence responsibility for their own learning process.

Cope easily with increasing demand

Today, there are usually fewer training department personnel to train an ever-larger number of employees.

Automatic student data and reporting

All our courses automate the tracking of student records and reporting of information.

Proof of training

The e-learning courses use an admin module to deliver and administer the training and keep track of each student’s use of the material. Also, by having evidence that learning occurred, students can use this as a ‘record of achievement’ with optional certification available.


The course is aimed at anyone who aims wants to achieve the MSP Foundation-level qualification.

Newly appointed programme managers who may have a background in managing projects but have not previously operated in a transformational change environment
Senior managers who will ‘sponsor’ the change, or perhaps be held accountable for its success
Operational managers charged with embedding the change in their area
Operational staff undertaking a role in the programme or related projects
Programme office staff (PMO) wishing to build upon their project management knowledge
Experienced project managers
Those seeking a professional qualification in programme management.

What’s Included

12 months online access to the accredited MSP Foundation course
Full tutor support plus many additional materials to help put MSP into practice
MSP Foundation mock exam revision tool
MSP Process
Online exam with remote invigilation

12 months online access to the accredited MSP Foundation course

All of our courses come with full tutor support, we can provide you with contact details of a qualified tutor in your subject area who will be happy to help with any questions you may have on the training.

Please contact us at the time of booking should you wish to purchase a manual.

  • Course content

    Course introduction

    Course objectives
    What is MSP?
    The MSP examination requirements

    Introduction to programme management

    Changing vs running the business
    Difference between programmes and projects
    The programme environment
    Drivers for change
    Types of programme
    When to use a programme approach

    Processes and programme information

    Sequence of processes in the programme lifecycle (‘transformational flow’)
    Key inputs and outputs of each process
    Purpose of each process
    Key activities associated with each process

    Programme organisation

    Differences between leadership and management
    Typical programme organisation structures
    Key responsibilities and attributes of the key programme roles
    Functions of a programme office

    Leadership and stakeholder engagement

    Stakeholder management vs engagement
    Stakeholder analysis – interests and influence
    Stakeholder engagement strategy
    Programme communications plan

    Planning and control

    Development of a programme plan and projects dossier
    Tranches vs workstreams
    Dependency types and priorities
    Controlling projects and transition
    Resource management
    Monitoring and control strategy

    The business case

    Programme mandate and the outline business case
    Business case in the transformational flow
    Elements of the business case
    Areas of focus of the key MSP roles

    Benefits management

    Importance to programme management
    The benefits management cycle
    Benefits identification and categorisation
    Benefit mapping and profiling
    Benefits management strategy and realisation plan
    Areas of focus


    Vision statement development
    Characteristics of a good vision statement
    Areas of focus

    Blueprint design and delivery

    The POTI model
    Intermediate and final future states
    Areas of focus

    Risk and issue management

    Purpose of risk management strategy and issue management strategy
    Risk management cycle
    Programme and project level risk escalation
    Issue management cycle
    Configuration management
    Change control
    Areas of focus

    Quality and assurance management

    Quality versus assurance
    Scope of programme quality
    Integrated assurance principles
    Assurance management techniques

    Mock exam simulator

    Randomised MSP Foundation level exam questions


    Multiple choice
    75 questions per paper with one mark available per question
    5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores
    35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
    60 minutes duration
    Closed book


    You can take your exam via an online proctor.

    Accredited MSP® training is provided by ILX Group plc – London, accredited by PeopleCert.

    Exam Guarantee

    We’re so confident that you’ll pass your Foundation exam first time that we offer an Exam Guarantee for this Foundation e-learning course. If you don’t pass, then we will allow you take the exam a second time, at no extra cost, as long as it is within three months of taking your original exam.

    Are there any conditions related to the Exam Guarantee?

    Provided that you have completed the e-learning in full and that you have passed the exam simulator with a pass mark of 80%, you will be entitled to a free resit. You will have been advised whether you have passed or failed the exam simulator at the time of taking, as it is included within your e-learning. If you’re not sure, don’t worry, contact us and we will be happy to check for you.

    If I need to use my Exam Guarantee or I have any further questions, who should I contact?

    Please email us and we will be happy to assist you.

Duration: 12 hours
Price: £595 + VAT

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