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MSP® Foundation and Practitioner eLearning with Online Exams

By the end of this course, participants will have the skills to be able to identify and document the vision of a programme, thus aligning it to the strategic aims of the business. Participants will also be able to coordinate the projects of a programme to ensure the correct application of resources and risk, issue and change management. Participants will also be able to interface with the day to day business to ensure the smooth transition of changes delivered by a programme into business as usual activity and ensure that the benefits that the programme is designed to deliver are achieved.

Target Audience:

MSP Practitioner is suitable for project managers, BCMs, experts and advisers working within a programme office and other specialist/governance roles involved in supporting programmes following the MSP guidance together with those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications (e.g. programme managers). This level is also suitable for SROs

At the end of this course you will be able to:

Understand the facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
Understand how each governance theme relates to the principles
Understand the approach to the treatment of each governance theme
Appreciate how each governance theme is applied throughout the transformational flow
Understand the responsibilities involved in each governance theme
Apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each governance theme to a given scenario
Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme in a given scenario
Application of MSP in an exam environment

What’s Included

MSP Foundation online Exam

MSP Practitioner online Exam

Official Manual

Exam Preparation Aid(s)

Tutor Support

16 hours of Video content

12 months access to course and exams must be completed within this timeframe


You should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending. Knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory, but some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the programme works with these projects.

Once purchased, the Video Based Learning and associated exams are active for a 12-month period only, you are required to have sat your exams within this timeframe.

MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited.

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MSP® training is accredited by PeopleCert.

  • Course content

    MSP Philosophy and structure

    What is a programme and how it differs to both business as usual and project work
    Relationship between the MSP Principles, Governance Themes and the Transformational Flow

    The 7 MSP Principles

    Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
    Leading change
    Envisioning and communicating a better future
    Focusing on benefits and threats to them
    Adding value
    Designing and delivering a coherent capability
    Learning from experience

    The 9 MSP Governance Themes

    Leadership and stakeholder engagement
    Benefits management
    Blueprint design and delivery
    Planning and control
    Business case
    Risks and issue management
    Quality and assurance management

    The 6 MSP Transformational Flow Processes

    Identifying a programme
    Defining a programme
    Managing the tranche
    Delivering the capability
    Realizing the benefits
    Closing a programme

    This video based product includes an online ProctorU examination.

    ProctorU is a live online proctoring service for test takers taking exams remotely.

    Upon request our exam team will email over details of your exam code and instructions on how to book through ProctorU.

    ProctorU exams require photographic identification at the time of taking your exam, this can be in the form of a passport, driving licence or a work ID, which would need to include your name and a photograph.

    Please note: candidates are required to give 72 hours’ notice when choosing a date and time to book their exam (if scheduling less than 72 hours in advance a small fee would be incurred)

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Duration: 18 hours
Price: £795 + VAT

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