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Managing Successful Programmes Foundation & Practitioner - Including Exams

  • Course Code MSP
  • Duration 5 days

Course Delivery

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Virtual Learning Price


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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview


MSP® is a best-practice guide from the Home Office, describing a structured approach for managing programmes. It has been developed using the collective expertise and practical experience of some of the leading practitioners in the field. This means that it not only reflects best practice, but is also an accessible, workable technique that has been tested by those working in the real world.

MSP® is a registered trademark of the PeopleCert group. Used under licence from PeopleCert. All rights reserved.

Virtual Learning

This interactive training can be taken from any location, your office or home and is delivered by a trainer. This training does not have any delegates in the class with the instructor, since all delegates are virtually connected. Virtual delegates do not travel to this course, Global Knowledge will send you all the information needed before the start of the course and you can test the logins.

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 15-19 July, 2024

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    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 16-20 September, 2024
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 25-29 November, 2024
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 13-17 January, 2025
    • Location: Virtual


Target Audience

This course is aimed at Programme Managers, Business Change Managers, Account Managers, Project Directors, Business Strategists, Consultants.

Course Objectives


After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Plan for and gain crucial "buy-in" from the key stakeholders in your programme.
  • Align projects to your strategy.
  • Keep the focus on your change objectives.
  • Provide your senior management colleagues with a flexible and relevant framework, so they can work with you to direct the change process.
  • Achieve more efficient use of your resources.
  • Better control the risks that may be hidden in the detail of activities and projects.
  • Realise benefits during and after your programme through a formal process.
  • Improve your control of costs, standards and quality.
  • Effectively manage your programme's business case.
  • Gain efficient control of a whole range of complex activities.
  • Use clear role definitions to avoid confusion and conflict.
  • Manage better the smooth transition from current to future operations.
  • Be better briefed to work within programmes and Gateway Reviews.
  • Gain a recognised Programme Management qualification.

Course Content


Building your own map of a programme lifecycle

  • Designing your programme team
  • How leaders lead a programme
  • Drafting a Programme Brief
  • How to make sure benefits are realised by good transition management
  • Engaging the stakeholders; communications in a programme
  • Risk and Issue management
  • Ensure the quality of the final capability
  • Planning, tracking and controlling progress in the programme
  • Presenting a Programme Definition
  • Managing the developing new business capability and controlling changes
  • Integrating the processes, information and roles in the programme

Programme Management Processes

  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Governing a Programme
  • Managing the Benefits
  • Closing a Programme
  • Fitting it all together with a Case Study


  • Mock Examinations
  • Examination Tips
  • Daily review questions
  • Foundation Examination - web proctored voucher provided part of the course fee
  • Practitioner Examination - web proctored voucher provided part of the course fee

Course Prerequisites


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Delegates 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.

Test Certification


Recommended preparation for exam(s):

  • Managing Successful Programmes Foundation Exam
  • Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner Exam

This course is based upon the Guide leading to the Axelos Examination in Programme Management. The Foundation exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions, to be completed closed book within 60 minutes. Candidates must score a minimum of 60% (36 marks) out of 60 to pass. The Practitioner exam is objective marking style, open book paper which consists of 58 questions to be completed within 150 minutes (2.5 hours). Candidates must score at least 60% (42 marks) out of a possible 70 to pass.

Web proctored exam vouchers are provided with this course. These will have a validity of 12 months, you will need to schedule your exams within this time frame.

Exams are included in the course fee.

Follow on Courses


The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • MSPAP - Managing Successful Programmes Advanced Practitioner

Further Information

 MSP® is a registered trademark of the PeopleCert group. Used under licence from PeopleCert. All rights reserved.
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