MSP Training Course

MSP Foundation and Practitioner training course

Classroom based courses

MSP® Foundation

Gain the popular MSP Foundation Programme management qualification in just 2.5 days with our UK based trainers. The Managing successful programmes course is the leading programme management course.

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MSP® F&P Combined

Gain the most popular Programme management qualification in just 4.5 days with our UK based trainers. The Managing successful programmes course is the leading programme management course.

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Virtual and Online courses

MSP® F&P Combined Virtual

Get the leading Programme management qualification online in just 4.5 days with a live UK trainer. The Managing successful programmes course is the leading programme management course.

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Exams taken in the classroom, not online
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MSP® F&P Combined
MSP® 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!


The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® qualification is a best-practice framework which provides a guiding set of principles and processes to be used when managing a programme.  

Getting this qualification can mean:

  •  You have a sought-after qualification for Programme Managers to add to your CV
  •  It can boost your career prospects through becoming a trained Programme Manager
  •  You can use the MSP® methodology to meet business objectives
  •   It could enhance your earning potential

On our MSP F&P combined training course you will cover the following content: 

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 (on classroom course)

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 (on classroom course)



Yes absolutely. We are a fully accredited training organisation with PeopleCert who are the examining body for the MSP certification, on behalf of Axelos.

Yes, be prepared to do work in the evening during your MSP training course. The trainer will set you homework to do each evening based on what you have covered that day in preparation for both your Foundation and Practitioner exams.

The format of the MSP Foundation exam is as follows:

·     Multiple choice questions

·     60 questions per paper with one mark available per question

·     36 marks required to pass (out of 60 marks available) - 60%

·     1 Hour duration

·     Closed book exam.

The format of the MSP Practitioner exam is as follows:

·     Multiple choice questions

·     58 questions per paper (includes 6 matching questions worth 3 marks each), 70 marks available in total

·     42 marks required to pass - 60%

·     2.5 hour duration

·     Open book exam.

Candidates may only use the official printed hard copy of the Managing Successful Programmes Manual. 


The pass rate for the Foundation exam is 36 marks out of a possible 60. You need to get 60% to pass.

The pass rate for the Practitioner exam is 42 marks out of a possible 70. You need to get 60% 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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