MSPFP – Foundation and Practitioner MSP®

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  • Code: MSPFP
  • Duration: Days 5
  • Price per delegate:
    £1,395 +VAT
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Trained over 60000 delegates

Course delivered by industry expert instructors

Highly competitive pricing

Course Description

All organisations and companies undergo continuous change and improvement as a natural process. Programmes represent major change. They are typically complex, difficult and carry substantial risk. Programme Management provides a framework for managing such change. It provides a sound basis for managing collections of related projects that deliver change and benefits to the business.

Programmes involve many parts of an enterprise and can consume a great deal of valuable resources. The impact of not managing them successfully could be considerable. Programmes require effective management to be successful.

This course will give delegates a sound understanding of the principles and practice of effective and successful Programme Management.

Exam Certification

The exam certification is accredited by Peoplecert on behalf of Axelos. Training and exam certification is included in the cost of this course.

Course Materials

All delegates enrolled on virtual course bookings receive a hard copy of course materials sent to a preferred postal address.


  • Sole Supplier to the Scottish Government

Target Student

Programme Managers, Programme Directors, those managers involved in Business Change, Programme/Project Support staff and Project Managers who will undertake roles in Programmes. It can be particularly useful as an advanced Project Management course for senior and very experienced Project Managers and those seeking a professional qualification in Programme Management.


While not essential delegates will achieve most benefit if they have a good appreciation of the principles and practical experience of Project Management, ideally utilising a recognised structured methodology. It would be helpful if they have some knowledge and/or experience of strategic or business planning.

Delivery Method

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives

To provide delegates with a complete and practical understanding of the MSP approach to Programme Management (as documented in the Managing Successful Programmes framework ) and the opportunity to practise essential aspects.

To provide delegates with the opportunity to sit the MSP Foundation and Practitioner Examinations.

This course will enable delegates to:

  • Explain the need for programme management.
  • Explain the role of programmes in delivering business change.
  • Describe programme management and its environment.
  • Describe the relationship between the MSP Principles, Transformational Flow and Governance Themes.
  • Describe the inputs, outputs and purpose together with the correct sequence of processes in the Transformational Flow.
  • Describe the overall responsibilities of the programme team.
  • Define the fundamental importance of the Governance Themes.
  • Explain how programme governance can be tailored to suit different programme and business environments.
  • Explain how each of the Governance Themes can be tailored to suit a particular programme scenario.
  • Apply the MSP defined Governance Themes to the activities of the Transformational Flow.
  • Explain the MSP defined Principles as applied to the Governance Themes and Transformational Flow.
  • Produce definition, governance and planning documentation as defined in the MSP manual.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Programme Management
  • Introduction to Managing Successful Programmes
  • Programme Organisation including Programme Office
  • Vision Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefits Management Blueprint design and delivery
  • Business case
  • Programme planning & control
  • Risk and Issue Management
  • Quality and Assurance Management
  • Applying the Transformational Flow
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing a Programme
  • Examination Workshop


The course has been designed to prepare delegates for and comply with the syllabus requirements of the MSP Foundation and Practitioner Examinations. These exams are included in the course.

The Foundation exam is a one-hour, closed-book, exam consisting of 60 questions, needing 33 correct answers to pass the exam and demonstrate a broad knowledge of the MSP method.

The scenario-based Practitioner exam tests candidates’ ability to analyse and justify the application of MSP in different circumstances. 2 hours and 30 minutes is allowed in the open book exam to attempt 70 questions, of which 38 questions answered correctly results in a pass. There are now only two types of exam question but they still probe deep knowledge of the MSP method and demonstrate candidates’ readiness to apply the new concepts and skills in the workplace.


Dates & Locations

Location Start Date Spaces Duration Price Book Enquire
Virtual Class 07/06/21 09:00 Days 5 £1,395.00
Virtual Class 15/11/21 09:00 Days 5 £1,395.00