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  • MSP® training course is fully accredited by BCS
  • Includes pre-course material, manuals, exams and certificates
  • Very high delegate pass rates
  • Learn essential real-world skills and fast track your career
  • Courses delivered by world class training instructors
  • MSP Training in luxury nationwide venues
  • Earning potential with MSP qualification between £40k and £85k
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Course Name Date Location Duration Price Book Online
MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 29/06/2015 3 places left Edinburgh 5 days £1149 Book nowEnquire
MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 24/08/2015 4 places left Edinburgh 5 days £1149 Book nowEnquire
MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 19/10/2015 5 places left Edinburgh 5 days £1149 Book nowEnquire
MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 07/12/2015 Edinburgh 5 days £1149 Book nowEnquire

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  • Is this course accredited?

    Yes, it is accredited by BCS

  • What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?

    All of our trainers are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience in MSP methodologies

  • What does The Knowledge Academy provide me with on the course?

    We provide pre-course reading, the official Managing Successful Programmes manual, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates and refreshments

  • Does the course include exams?

    Yes, the course includes the both the MSP Foundation and Practitioner exams

  • Are there any prerequisites for the MSP examinations?

    There are no prerequisites for the Foundation examination, however candidates must achieve a pass at Foundation level before completing the Practitioner examination

  • What is the structure of the exams?

    The Foundation exam is multiple choice and the MSP Practitioner exam is in the "Objective Testing" format, a style of complex multiple-choice examination

  • What time shall I arrive at the venue?

    Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am

  • What is the pre-course reading?

    We would like for you to read chapters 1 to 3 from the official Managing Successful Programmes 2011 Edition manual

  • What are the hours of the course?

    The training hours start at 9am and finish at 5pm approximately

  • Is there home work?

    There is a minimum of 2 hours homework each evening


The Knowledge Academy MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 5 day course covers the following topics:


The Knowledge Academy MSP® course materials and trainers are accredited by BCS, ensuring that delegates receive a consistently high standard of training. The Knowledge Academy course materials are regularly assessed and maintained in line with stringent standards administered by BCS. The Knowledge Academy trainers are regularly assessed by The Knowledge Academy and BCS, to ensure that their knowledge of Programme Management and MSP® is strong enough to deliver training that helps delegates extract maximum benefit from attending our courses.

The Knowledge Academy MSP® course materials are based on the 2011 edition of “Managing Successful Programmes” and includes examinations based on this manual.

The Knowledge Academy MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course has been designed to maximise delegates’ potential in the MSP® training environment.

Following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the pre-course work to the delegate. This work consists of:
1) Reading: Introduction, Principles, Introduction to Themes from the “Managing Successful Programmes”
2) Pre-course workbook to be completed by the delegate and handed to trainer at the start of course

The pre-course work on a course with The Knowledge Academy will require around 15 hours of study prior to the course start date. 

The Knowledge Academy MSP® Foundation and Practitioner training course is an intensive 5 day course that includes the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner examinations. 

Upon booking, joining instructions that describe the course location and other administrative details will be emailed to the candidate.

Please note that delegates will be required to complete a minimum of 2 hours homework each evening which will be set by the instructor.


There are no prerequisites for this course, however candidates must successfully pass the Foundation exam before attempting the Practitioner exam.

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for candidates wishing to acquire sufficient knowledge to pass the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner exams.

Course Structure

The Knowledge Academy MSP® Foundation and Practitioner 5 day course follows a two part structure. The first three days of the course involve familiarisation with the content of the MSP® manual in preparation for the Foundation examination. Following successful completion of the Foundation examination, delegates will spend one day preparing for the MSP® Practitioner examination, sitting this examination on the final day of the course.

Course Content

The Knowledge Academy MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course covers the following topics:

  • Principles of MSP®
  • Governance Theme
  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefit Realisation Management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and Control
  • The Business Case
  • Risk management and issue resolution
  • Quality management
  • Transformational Flow Overview
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing a programme
  • Tailoring MSP® to the programme environment

MSP® Foundation Exam

  • Multiple choice examination
  • 75 questions per paper with 1 mark available per question, 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  • The pass mark is set at 35 marks (out of 70 available) - 50%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book 

Please note that success in the Foundation examination is a prerequisite for that candidate to move forward to the Practitioner examination.

MSP® Practitioner Exam

  • A 80 question Objective Test Examination 
  • The pass mark is set at 40 out of 80 (50%) 

Success in this examination indicates that the candidate could apply MSP® to the running and managing of a non-complex programmes. MSP® Practitioner status should be re-registered every 3 to 5 years via the MSP® Re-Registration examination.

What's included?
  • 2011 Edition Managing Successful Programmes OGC Manual
  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book
  • Pre-Course Material
  • Exams
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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The Knowedge Academy is a highly reputable training organisation and I would highly recommend. The customer care was outstanding and the trainer on the MSP course was excellent
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Great instructor, that really addressed the needs of the group. The material was well organized, and instructions for pre-course work were outstanding.
Very good course - I can't praise the trainer enough for the knowledge that he imparted to us all.
Intense full-on course with lots to learn but made easier by the trainer.
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