Managing Successful Programmes Foundation & Practitioner (MSP®) 5th Edition

Exam pass guarantee included*

Learn with Wales leading MSP training provider

Exam pass guarantee included with each course*

Fully accredited courses by Peoplecert

Classroom, Online, Onsite and Virtual courses available

Exclusively presented in association with aims4change

Welsh Government funding accepted

Duration: 5 Days
Accredited: Yes
Exams: Included
Funding: Accepted
Type: Classroom, Onsite, Virtual
Company group booking discount available

Course Information

Course Overview

This accredited Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner course has been designed and developed to allow delegates to understand and apply MSP® not just to pass the exams. We specialise in working together with organisations and individuals to understand how MSP® works and how to effectively integrate it in to the existing structures and processes of the parent organisation.

The MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course is based upon the latest “Managing Successful Programmes 5th edition” which describes “best practice” guidance for handling all types of transformational change programmes.

This accredited course is designed to teach the basic principles of good programme management in line with the Principles, Themes and Processes described in the MSP® approach and to prepare delegates for the Foundation and Practitioner examinations.

Delegates are required to undertake preliminary study using pre-course learning resources which will be provided to them. Further self-study is also expected during the evenings of each course day.

Please note: the following MSP examination process will apply to every course:

  • All MSP examinations are arranged and administered online direct by Peoplecert.
  • Delegates will be provided with a Peoplecert examination voucher for each examination. The voucher for the Foundation examination includes access to the Official 5th Edition Managing Successful Programmes Manual e-book.
  • On receipt of the voucher code the delegate should create or login to their candidate profile on the Peoplecert website to “redeem” the voucher and get access to the Managing Successful Programmes Manual e-book.

This accredited Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) training course includes the official e-manual, and benefits from our Exam Pass Guarantee*. 

The Managing Successful Programmes Foundation and Practitioner (MSP®) 5th Edition course is provided by Aims4change, an ATO/Affiliate of PeopleCert. MSP® is a registered trade mark of PeopleCert group. Used under licence from PeopleCert. All rights reserved.

Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to Programmes, Programme Management and MSP®
  • The Three Lenses of the MSP® Framework
  • MSP Principles
  • MSP Themes
  • MSP Processes
  • Principles
  • Organization Theme
  • Design Theme
  • Justification Theme

Day 2

  • Structure Theme
  • Knowledge Theme
  • Assurance Theme
  • Decisions Theme

Day 3

  • MSP Processes
  • Identify the Programme
  • Design the Outcomes
  • Plan Progressive Delivery
  • Deliver the Capabilities
  • Embed the Outcomes
  • Evaluate new Information
  • Close the Programme
  • Online Foundation Examination – arranged through Peoplecert suggested timeslot 3pm onwards

Day 4

  • The MSP® Practitioner examination explained
  • Review of the MSP® programme management method
  • Practitioner examination hints and tips
  • MSP® Practitioner examination workshops

Day 5

  • Practitioner examination preparation
  • Online Practitioner Examination – arranged through Peoplecert suggested timeslot 12pm onwards

Please note if you are attending a classroom based MSP course, due to the exam process now being held online, delegates are NOT expected to travel to the venue on Day 5 in order to minimise travel times. Instead your course trainer will organise a virtual session to run in the morning of Day 5 for any delegates which require any pre-examination support.

Assessment

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation

  • Exam time: 60 minutes
  • Multiple-choice style: 60 questions
  • Pass mark: (39/60) 60% or more
  • Closed-book exam (i.e. no reference materials are allowed during the exam)
  • Peoplecert emails your official results and e-certificate approximately 2 business days after completing the exam

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner

  • Exam time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Multiple-choice style: 70 questions
  • Pass mark: (42/70) 60% or more
  • Open-book exam (i.e. you are allowed to have your own annotated copy of the Managing Successful Programmes 5th edition manual during the exam)
  • Peoplecert emails your official results and e-certificate approximately 2 business days after completing the exam

What's Included

  • 5-days training and exam preparation from an accredited MSP trainer
  • Course notes, presentation slides, diagrams and sample examination papers
  • Official Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) 5th Edition course manual (e-book)
  • MSP Foundation exam voucher (valid for 12 months)
  • MSP Practitioner exam voucher (valid for 12 months)
  • 1-month MyAxelos membership for free (on passing the exams)
  • Recording from each training day (virtual-live courses only)
  • Exam Pass Guarantee – if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free. All that will be payable is the examination fee which is charged by the examination board.

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Our virtual courses allow you to access live instructor-led training from the same expert instructors that deliver our classroom courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual courses are fully interactive, and learners can communicate with their trainer and peers at any time.

Many of our virtual courses are also recorded, so you can recap over the content you learnt as many time as you wish.

Classroom

Our classroom courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses take place at NILC centers, or high quality training facilities, and include all required IT and physical equipment.

We also limit our class sizes to help promote better discussions and to ensure your learning experience is comfortable as possible.

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Save time and hassle by arranging for one of our expert instructors to come to you. Our onsite courses allow you to learn in a location of your choosing, and you can train as many or as few people as you want – from a single person or team to whole departments. We can also fully customize the course content to the specific requirements of your business or project.

We offer onsite courses throughout the UK and it can be a great team building opportunity for colleagues to come together, bond and discuss.

Online

Our Online Self Paced courses allow you to learn new skills from our expert instructors, in your own time and at your own pace. Our flexible online learning platform allows you to access content on your computer, tablet or mobile device, whether you’re on the move or at home. All our online courses come with immediate access and you can start learning straight away, from any internet enabled compatible device.

We also offer online email support from our expert instructors, so they’re always on hand and happy to help you with any questions which may arise.

Why choose NILC for your training?

Learn why we should be your training provider of choice.

Awarding Winning Training Courses with industry leading customer satisfaction rates

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Trusted Training Partner to multiple colleges, government departments, businesses and unions

UK based Trainers that are industry experts and fully qualified

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Testimonials

“Highly Recommended”

A complex course subject was delivered clearly and with great passion and enthusiasm by our tutor. Subjects were explained in clear, real-life examples. Without doubt, I'm sure my successful result is in large part due to his experience and skill in this area.

- Neil Wilson

“Fantastic Course Thank You”

Fantastic course. Amazing from start to finish. Julie was absolutely outstanding. She was professional and has given me the knowledge and confidence to continue my studies. I cant thank Karim and team enough.

- Jodie Gee

“Great Tuition"

Great tuition. Felt really comfortable to ask questions and the course was engaging. Tony and Karim were brilliant.

- Amy Jones

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Great instructor. Well delivered and knows the subject inside and out. Friendly and provides a warm atmosphere conducive for feeling relaxed. A lot of context to cover in a short time.

- David Schofield

“Five Star Quality Course”

I received all the resources in advance which helped me prep for the course. The tutor was engaging and explained complex topics really well. The exam coaching was a unique selling point for me as it got me prepared for the exams so that nerves were less of a factor. Great communication throughout, thank you Tony and the whole team.

- Kim Darkin

MSP FAQ's

Are your MSP course accredited?

Yes, all of our Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) training courses are accredited by Peoplcert (the only exam board for MSP qualifications).

How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free. Please note learners will have to pay for the examination fee which is set by the examination board. Students retaking the course are required to use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

Is MSP course suitable for me?

Our MSP courses are designed to teach the basic principles of good programme management in line with the Principles, Themes and Processes described in the MSP® approach and to prepare delegates for the Foundation and Practitioner examinations,

Are there any prerequisites for MSP?

MSP Foundation has no prerequisites. However, to take the MSP Practitioner course and exam, you must have passed MSP Foundation. We would also recommend learners have successfully completed a Project Management qualification, such as PRINCE2, before attending MSP.

What is the pre-course reading?

The pre-course resources is an MSP workbook which learners are requested to work through prior to the course start date.

How do I take the exams?

All MSP exams are taken online with Peoplcert (the MSP awarding body). Learners will be provided with exam vouchers to book their exams on a date/time they choose. Peoplecert run exams 24 hours a day, 7 day a week.

What is the structure of the exams?

The Foundation exam is multiple choice (e.g. pick one answer from four, missing word or list style questions) and the Practitioner exam is a multiple choice scenario format, a style of complex multiple-choice examination (e.g. classic multiple choice and matching style questions).

Can I use any materials during the exams?

The Foundation exam is closed book - no materials are allowed. The Practitioner exam is open book and the official MSP course manual can be used. Learners can make notes inside the book but no other material is allowed.

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