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MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) Foundation



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What will I learn?

Overview of this MSP® Foundation Course

What you will learn

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) is designed to break organisational change into smaller, more manageable sizes and serves as a guide of best practice in programme management. It provides a framework from which strategic outcomes can be formed, helping the organisation to realise important benefits. This framework is based on three core concepts namely:

  • MSP Principles – Based on the positive and negative feedback from experienced Programme Managers
  • MSP Governance Themes – Helps to structure an organisation’s programme management approach
  • MSP Transformational Flow – Delivers a clear path from the start of a programme through to its conclusion

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to manage multiple projects and will suit Programme Managers and Senior Project Managers. Once you have completed the MSP Foundation course and passed the accompanying exam, you will be eligible to undertake the MSP Practitioner course and exam.

Validate your skills

The MSP Foundation course teaches students the following:

  • Program management
  • Programme control
  • Managing the business case
  • Managing Risks

MSP Foundation Course Assessment

To earn your Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation certification you will first need to complete the MSP Foundation training course from an accredited training provider. When you are fully prepared, you will then either write your MSP Foundation exam at an authorised testing centre, or online using an approved proctor service. After passing your MSP Foundation course you will have earned the MSP Foundation certification from PeopleCert.

Career Path Opportunities

The MSP Foundation course is suited for anyone looking to work in any of the following roles:

  • Programme Manager
  • Operational Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Deputy Programme Manager
  • Application Manager
  • Project Analyst
  • Change and Release Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Assistant Programme Director

MSP Foundation Online Course Curriculum

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to Programme Management
  • Organisation and Leadership
  • Processes and Products
  • Stakeholder Management and Communication
  • Programme Planning and Control
  • Business Case Management
  • Benefits Management
  • Risk Management and Issue Resolution
  • Quality Management
  • Mock Exam Simulator

What do I need to know?

There are no formal prerequisites for studying the MSP Foundation training course, however, passing the MSP Foundation exam is a requirement for studying the MSP Practitioner course.

Awarding Body


Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

This fee includes VAT.

Who runs this course?




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