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At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

In-house Training

Our In-house training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

IIn-house courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-house training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support

MSP® Training

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® is a best-practice framework which provides a guiding set of principles and processes to be used when managing a programme. This strategic, three-pronged technique can support the coordination of smaller projects with the view to achieve long-term objectives, and is designed to support change within an organisation or in the wider community.

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What is MSP®?

A programme is comprised of a number of interrelated projects, which together will deliver paramount business objectives. This in turn should provide benefits and improvements to the performance of the business. MSP® was developed in 1999 in response to the requirement for organisations to have better connections between their projects and their long-term aims. It aims to coordinate smaller projects and integrate them in order for the overall business objectives to materialise. It does this by breaking down large, complex organisational changes into smaller, more manageable projects.

The MSP® framework incorporates three core elements which are: Principles, Governance Themes, and Transformational Flow. There are seven Principles in total that form the foundation of the framework. Governance Themes allow for the correct leadership, delivery teams, organisational structures, and controls to be put in place. With these control elements implemented there is opportunity for successful completion of a programme. Lastly, Transformational Flow refers to a set of processes that direct the programme management team through the programme, providing a route through its lifecycle, from initiation to closing. 

MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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We recommend taking a look at the following book to aid your understanding of MSP® and support your learning experience with us: Managing Successful Programmes by Rod Sowden & Cabinet Office.
We offer MSP® training courses in locations all over the UK, as well as abroad. We make it easy to find a training venue near you!
The Foundation qualification will not expire, however the Practitioner certificate has an expiry date so you must re-register for an examination 3-5 years after your initial certification.
Delegates who have passed a MSP® Practitioner exam can add ‘MSP® Practitioner’ to their business cards, CV, and LinkedIn profile.

MSP® Foundation Certification

The MSP® Foundation course aims to provide delegates with the ability to understand the basics of the MSP® methodology, and how to interact with teams involved in programme management, or as part of a programme office team, project team, or business change team, who work within an environment underpinned by MSP®. By earning this certification it demonstrates to employers that you possess knowledge of best practice in programme management. There are no prerequisites to this three-day training course, however it is recommended that delegates complete the pre-course workbook and read the Introduction, and Principles and Introduction to Themes from the “Managing Successful Programmes” manual (2011). In total, this produces approximately 15 hours of pre-course study.

MSP® Practitioner Certification

As a step up from the Foundation certification, the MSP® Practitioner course helps delegates obtain a sufficient understanding of MSP® so as to be able to apply the framework to their own work. Subsequently, this course is used to train individuals to become informed members of programme management teams, who are responsible for managing, supporting or advising work associated with MSP®. Delegates must have the MSP® Foundation certification in order to enrol on this two-day training course.

MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Certification

This MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course covers the basics of the MSP® methodology (Foundation) and how to apply it to business (Practitioner). Once completed, this certification will allow delegates to work as MSP® professionals who can make informed decisions, support the work of programme management teams, or work individually as a Programme Manager. There are no prerequisites for this five-day course. During the first three days, training will be focussed on the Foundation segment of the course, with the Foundation exam on the third day. The remaining two days are spent learning the Practitioner section and on the final day the Practitioner exam will be sat.

MSP® Advanced Practitioner Certification

By attending this two-day Advanced Practitioner MSP® training course candidates will receive a fuller understanding of the processes, components, and techniques of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® methodology. This training course is ideal for MSP® Practitioners who wish to further advance their understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® methodology.

MSP® Re-Registration Certification

The MSP® Re-registration course is suited to individuals who have previously earned the MSP® Practitioner certification, but their qualification has expired. Recertification is required in order to retain the accreditation. The MSP® Practitioner qualification is valid for only three to five years. During this course, a variety of MSP® Practitioner topics are revisited and assessed. 


MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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MSP® Training Benefits for Individuals

Becoming a certified MSP® professional can guide you into a lucrative and successful career. There are numerous businesses within a huge variety of industries that require skilled Programme Managers to help them reach their objectives and achieve transformational change. As such, you can significantly improve your career prospects with a MSP® certification. Additional benefits include:

  • This MSP® certification provides individuals with tools and skills that are not usually familiar to Project Managers, and as such this certification can make you stand out to prospective employers
  • Understand how to manage risks and unforeseen changes efficiently
  • Understand what it means to be an effective leader with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills - skills that are crucial to a programme management role
  • MSP® is applicable across numerous industries, meaning that you can work as a Programme Manager without having to renew or retake your certification
  • A MSP® certification demonstrates a commitment to personal development
  • Enhance your earning potential - those who hold a MSP® certification can earn between £40,000-85,000
  • Programme management is increasingly becoming recognised as essential for enabling organisations to manage transformations

MSP® Training Benefits for Businesses

Employing MSP® certified individuals means that companies are efficaciously supported through any changes, subsequently avoiding errors or a lack of productivity. Other benefits for businesses are:

  • Provides a unified framework for all team members to work with
  • Perfect for companies going through mergers and acquisitions
  • MSP® has a primary focus of including and engaging all stakeholders, to ensure that they have the opportunity to cooperate at key times during the programme lifecycle
  • MSP® provides a strategy for managing the complex relationships between the interested groups in a long-term transformational change initiative
  • MSP® certified individuals have efficient decision-making skills and put in place flexible management regimes, so changes can be completed successfully, in an organised manner

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MSP® Training

  • MSP® training courses are fully accredited by the PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS

  • The most sought-after qualification for Programme Managers

  • Boost your career prospects through becoming a trained Programme Manager

  • Use the MSP® methodology to meet business objectives

  • Enhance your earning potential

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Duration: 5 days*

Pre-course Reading: 10-15 Hours

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Language: English

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