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MSP Foundation Accredited Course – Start Your Programme Management Career



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What will I learn?


This fully accredited MSP training course grants you the opportunity to obtain the globally recognised certification which will prove your understanding of the MSP methodology by providing you with the knowledge you need to pass the official exam.

The Managing Successful Programmes approach consists of breaking organisational change into smaller stages which are easier to manage and is considered a guide of best practice for programme management. The framework formed by this approach allows strategic outcomes to be developed which lead the organisations to realise valuable benefits.

A Programme Manager is responsible for organising and coordinating multiple projects which all share a common or related outcome as their goal, and this MSP Foundation Accredited Course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to manage projects at this scale – skills which are valuable to both Programme Managers and Project Managers.

The learning material in this course is fully accredited by AXELOS, meaning that after completing this course you will be prepared to sit the MSP Foundation exam. Students who successfully pass this exam will be awarded an official MSP Foundation certificate from AXELOS, which is a prerequisite to attempting the MSP Practitioner exam.


Programme Management is a particularly important role when an organisation chooses to undertake changes or improvements in its operations, as one of a Programme Manager’s priorities is to assist in business improvements being smoothly incorporated for the long-term.

The MSP framework is based on three primary concepts, which are:

  • MSP Principles – which are based on both positive and negative feedback given by experienced Programme Managers.
  • MSP Governance Themes – which act to structure the organisation’s Programme Management approach.
  • MSP Transformational Flow – outlines the path from the beginning of a programme through to its conclusion.

MSP is a widely recognised and commonly used Programme Management approach, and being in possession of an MSP Foundation certificate will not only stand to represent your commitment to your role as Programme Manager or Project Manager but also unlock opportunities for you in your career.

What you will learn

This course will cover topics such as:

  • An introduction to Programme Management
  • Managing the Business Case
  • Managing Risks
  • Managing Quality
  • Managing Benefits
  • Resolving Issues


MSP Foundation Accredited Course Curriculum

  • Module 01: Course Introduction
  • Module 02: Introduction to Programme Management
  • Module 03: Organisation and Leadership
  • Module 04: Processes and Products
  • Module 05: Stakeholder Management and Communication
  • Module 06: Programme Planning and Control
  • Module 07: Business Case Management
  • Module 08: Benefits Management
  • Module 09: Risk Management and Issue Resolution
  • Module 10: Quality Management
  • Module 11: Mock Exam Simulator

What do I need to know?

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, however, it should be remembered that in order to take the MSP Practitioner exam you must have successfully passed the MSP Foundation exam associated with this course. If you are unsure whether your existing skill level makes you a suitable student for this course, our Course and Career Advisors are available to guide you.

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Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

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Total time for completion

12 months

Who runs this course?




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