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Managing Successful Programmes Training Belfast

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Accredited MSP Course

 Taught by our engaging and experienced trainers

MSP Accredited Training Organization

MSP certification can boost your career opportunities

Over 85% exam pass rate

All training venues are based in the city centre

Exam included in the price
Exams taken in the classroom, not online
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MSP® F&P Combined in a Nutshell
  • This combined MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course, taught by our engaging and experienced trainers, will ensure that delegates acquire all the information they need to become efficient MSP® Practitioners and pass both exams.
  • This is a highly sought-after certification because it gives individuals a competitive edge in business, especially due to it being highly desired by a multitude of employers.

Managing Successful Programmes, or MSP, is a framework used by organisations all over the world. It helps an organisation establish best practice to deliver transformational change, this is often in situations where there are large and complex structures to contend with.

MSP is a framework designed to ensure successful programme management within an organisation. The MSP course methodology was created from the collective expertise and experience of practitioners across a range of industries and sectors which makes it a comprehensive yet highly flexible approach. It has been adopted by many companies within both the public and private sectors. Our MSP training course is one of our most popular qualifications.

The MSP® framework is popular with programme managers and project teams and offers the following benefits to an organisation:

  • Alignment with business goals
  • A solid structure for achieving programme benefits
  • A flexible change management framework
  • Boost stakeholder engagement and participation
  • Achieve changes on time and within budget

Today’s organisations exist in a climate of constant increasing change. Organisations that have learned how to transform themselves through effective leadership and strategic control are more likely to survive and prosper in today's climate. Programme management is increasingly being recognised as key to enabling organisations to manage that transformation, therefore gaining an MSP certification could be a great step forward for yourself and your company.

If you are looking to apply MSP principles to your work, you would first need to gain the MSP qualification. There are two main MSP qualifications, these are MSP Foundation and MSP Practitioner levels.

We offer a Foundation & Practitioner combined MSP qualification which is designed to equip you with all the core skills and knowledge you will need to work on Programme Management. Our qualified MSP trainers will guide you through the MSP training course syllabus and help you prepare for your exams. If you have opted for one of our MSP courses in the classroom you will cover Foundation and Practitioner levels and both exams in the 4.5 day course meaning you are fully qualified in less than a week!



Foundation Level (First two days)

MSP overview including MSP guidance and philosophy

The terminology used in MSP

Introduction to the MSP principles

Introduction to the MSP methods

Processes and themes covered

Benefits of MSP

How MSP can be used to deal with organisational change effectively

How to deal with MSP change programmes as a project worker

How to deal with MSP programmes in any other capacity

Interacting with MSP projects

MSP roles and responsibilities

Starting a project

Running a project

Project governance

Closing a project

MSP Foundation exam

Practitioner Level (Last 2 Days)

Advanced MSP methods

How to run a project on MSP principles and methodology

Case study

How to apply the MSP principles to real-life projects

MSP Practitioner exam

Live Virtual Learning allows you to complete an online course from the comfort of your own home. It is delivered by a live qualified trainer over video conferencing software. It will also cover the same content covered in any of our classroom courses.

Live Virtual Learning is a training course delivered by a live qualified trainer over video conferencing software. You can ask your trainer questions during the training and get a response right away. It also allows the attendees and trainer to have live discussions. An E-Learning course is a pre- recorded video delivered by a qualified trainer that will cover the content of a training course. You will watch this in your own time and you are unable to ask any questions or have any discussions.

Our classroom courses take place in venues throughout the UK and Ireland. You and the trainer will physically be in the same room. Live Virtual Learning takes place over a web based application from your home and it is the next best option to a classroom course. Both types of courses will offer the same content and support as the trainer will be able to answer any questions you may have using a microphone if you choose to do a virtual training course. Documents can be shared over web applications as well as email. A huge benefit of Live Virtual Learning is that there is no travelling involved, you can take a course online in the comfort of your own home.

We are capping the class size to 10 delegates. This means you will receive a high level of support from the trainer at all times.

We will be using WebEx as the platform for our Live Virtual Learning training. It offers you the option to communicate with your trainer using the microphone on your pc/laptop, use the chat option to type a question or select the ‘raise a hand’ option if they have a question to ask. So your trainer will be alerted anytime you have a question to ask.

If you opt to take a Live Virtual Learning course with us, you will also take your exams virtually. We will issue you an exam voucher for the relevant exams you have booked. You can then use the voucher code provided to book an online exam with the examining body for a time and date that suits you. This will be an exam taken on a computer via an online proctor with the examining body. You are required to have a webcam for all exams. 

Your exams will take place after your Live Virtual Learning course takes place. Once you book and pay for your Live Virtual Learning course in full, we will issue exam vouchers to you. You will then use the voucher codes to book your online exams with the examining body. We advise you book your exam slots as soon as you receive your vouchers code to ensure you get an exam slot soon after you have taken your Live Virtual Learning course.

Absolutely. Our high qualified trainers will be offering the same high level support we offer on our classroom based courses. You will a few ways of communicating with your trainer while you are taking your course. You will also be provided with the same training materials that we provide on our classroom based courses.

You will receive the exact same materials that we provide on our classroom based courses. We post the training material out to your home or work address before your Live Virtual Learning course starts. The trainer will also share their screen with you via the Webex platform during the course so you will view the same training slides that we use on our classroom based course.

Both papers are multiple choice. 

The Foundation is a 60 minute paper and the practitioner exam is 2.5 hours long. 

The Foundation paper is a closed book exam and the Practitioner paper is an open book exam. The only permitted book in the Practitioner exam is the official Managing Successful Programmes Manual.

Both MSP examinations have a 60% pass rate. Therefore, you must get 36 out of a possible 60 marks in the Foundation exam and 42 marks out of a possible 70 marks in the Practitioner exam to pass.

A confirmation of your booking will be sent to your email as soon as you have booked and paid (along with a full Tax Invoice). The venue details are normally the ones listed on the website, but this will be confirmed via email at least 7 days before the course start date as it can change due to availability. Please note your booking is not fully confirmed until you have paid in full.

You can change your course dates up to 10 business days before the course start date subject to a re-booking fee of £150 + VAT. Changes cannot be made to the booking within 10 business days of the course start date. We always try to work with customers to achieve an outcome that works for everyone, we are very customer centric. Please see our full terms and conditions for more details. 

We have everything covered, we don't have any hidden fees or nasty surprises. The Price listed (+VAT) is the price you pay.The only thing we don't cover is overnight accommodation and travel costs to the training venue.

The dress code is casual, so don't worry about business attire.

If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know when you book your course and let your course tutor know at the start of the course so he/she can accommodate your needs. Any additional exam time can only be accommodated with the accompaniment of a Doctors note or other proof. An example of this would be Dyslexia or if you are a non-native English speaker (passport required).

Yes, we charge VAT at the standard rate of 20%. Our prices are listed without VAT as most of our customers reclaim the VAT, and want the price excluding VAT. If you click "Book Now", you can see the price including VAT in the cart.

We offer full refunds as long as you submit your email request to us 20 business days before the course start date (minus a small cancellation fee, see full T&Cs). A cancellation means you no longer want to do your course with us and want a refund, it is not the same as wanting to change your course date. Cancellations between 20 and 10 business days are subject to a 50% cancellation fee (value of purchase). Cancellations less than 10 business days are subject to a 100% cancellation fee. We always try to work with customers to achieve an outcome that works for everyone, we are very customer centric. Don't forget, you can reschedule for a small cost (see other FAQ about changing course dates), this description only refers to an instance where you require a cash refund. See our Term-Conditions for more details.

We know you're going to love your course with us, just in case you don't you will get a full refund. Just let us know on the first day of your course and we'll sort out the rest. 

This Money Back Guarantee applies only to our classroom based courses and does not apply to our Virtual courses. No need to worry though as we can offer you a free, no obligation demo over WebEx before you book your Virtual course so you can see actually what our Virtual courses will entail and you can ask any question you may have on the delivery of the course.


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