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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner

Our Ultimate MSP® Training Course Will Prepare You For The MSP® Practitioner Examination


Our five-day MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course will help you to understand the processes and principles of Programme Management (MSP®) to act as a Programme Manager for a programme with a coherent Project Portfolio or to act as a member of a Programme Support Office.

Our MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course will provide you with the analytical tools required to think strategically as a successful programme manager.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
4 Days
£2399Excl. VAT

Course Syllabus

Our MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course will cover the following topics:

  • Course introduction
  • An overview of MSP®
  • MSP® principles
  • Programme organisation
  • Programme design
  • Programme vision
  • Programme justification
  • Programme structure
  • Quality assurance
  • Decision-making
  • MSP® processes
  • Delivering capabilities and embedding outcomes
  • Evaluating new information and closing the programme
  • Introductions and overview of the MSP® Practitioner exam
  • Overview of the MSP® manual
  • MSP® themes and organisation
  • MSP® programme organisation
  • MSP® programme design
  • MSP® justification theme
  • MSP® structure theme
  • MSP® Knowledge theme
  • MSP® decisions theme
  • MSP® processes
  • Designing programme outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Our MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course will teach you:

  • Key concepts relating to programmes and MSP
  • How the MSP principles underpin the MSP framework
  • The MSP themes and how they are applied throughout the programme
  • The MSP processes and how they are carried out throughout the programme
  • How to apply the MSP principles in context
  • How to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP themes in context
  • How to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP processes in context.

Who Should Attend

Our MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course is suitable for:

  • Programme Managers
  • Aspiring Programme Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Operational Line Managers
  • Portfolio Management Staff
  • Specialist Programme Staff

What's Included

Our MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course includes the following:

  • Study Materials
  • Sample Exams
  • Detailed Course Materials
  • MSP® Foundation Examination
  • MSP® Practitioner Examination
  • Digital MSP® Manual – Managing Successful Programmes (5th Edition)

Entry-Level Requirements

Experience of working in a programme environment is essential. However, if this is not applicable, Project Management experience or Project Board experience may be appropriate, but it is not recommended that you attempt this course without any experience at all.

Please Note: You must have successfully passed the MSP® Foundation examination before you can attend the MSP® Practitioner section of the training course.

The MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course on this page is sourced from our strategic training partner, Knowledge Train.

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You are expected to complete approximately 2 - 3 hours of evening work to consolidate the learning that has been provided each day. You will also be given practise examination questions in order to prepare you for the examinations.

Exam Information

MSP® Foundation Examination:

  • Style: Multiple-Choice
  • Questions: 60
  • Pass Mark: 55% (33/60)
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Materials Allowed: Closed-Book
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Timing: Morning Of Day 3
  • Results: 1 Business Day

MSP® Practitioner Examination:

  • Style: Multiple-Choice
  • Questions: 70
  • Pass Mark: 60% (42/70)
  • Duration: 150 Minutes
  • Materials Allowed: Open-Book
  • Pre-requisites: MSP® Foundation
  • Timing: Any Time After MSP® Practitioner Training
  • Results: 3 Business Days

Exam Type

Proctored Exam


MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Certificates

What's Next

Do you want a basic understanding of PRINCE2® Methodology? We currently offer the following public-scheduled courses:



Additional Information

Our MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course offers the following benefits:

  • Helps programme managers deliver the required outcomes and benefits, especially those dependent on the coordination of many related, integrated project outputs
  • Enables you to better envision and communicate desired outcomes
  • Teaches you to take the initiative, pro-actively identifying and overcoming obstacles to change such as working practices, attitudes, and behaviours
  • Helps programme managers deliver tangible advantages to stakeholders while mitigating any risks to these advantages
  • Helps you learn from experience while establishing a management culture that prompts staff to continuously identify new lessons over the life of a programme
  • MSP® Practitioner training provides a structured framework to help realise the benefits of complex programmes which require the output of many related projects
  • MSP® Practitioner has been designed to accommodate high levels of complexity, ambiguity, and risk. This makes MSP® highly suitable as a framework for transformational change
  • MSP® Practitioner training will help you apply the MSP® principles and processes in working contexts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our MSP® Combined Foundation & Practitioner training course is delivered over four days.

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