Go from managing single projects to delivering transformational change as part of a programme, with our new virtual MSP Foundation & Practitioner course, which offers all the benefits of a classroom course, but without the travel!
‘Managing Successful Programmes’ (MSP®) represents proven Best Practice programme management and is a framework for successfully delivering large scale, transformational change, through a dossier of related projects and related activities to make the change ‘stick’.
The Foundation qualification will provide you with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to interact effectively with those involved in programme management. The Practitioner qualification will enable you to apply the MSP framework to your own work and, therefore act as an informed member of a programme management team — someone responsible for managing, leading, supporting or advising on work within an MSP environment.
What is virtual training?
Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) incorporates both the personal teaching experience of a classroom, with the ease and flexibility of a virtual environment. Our VILT courses are interactive and engaging, allowing participants to communicate with both the instructor and each other in a collaborative manner. Please review our FAQs for more information relating to virtual learning, including the technical specifications.
This is an intensive five-day course that prepares you for the MSP Foundation and Practitioner examinations. The training is conducted via a virtual training environment. You need to ensure that you can satisfy the technical requirements that can be found here. In addition, whilst attending your course, there will also be some examination preparation evening work.
Foundation Learning Objectives
You need to show that you understand the key principles and terminology within the MSP guidance. Specifically, successful candidates should be able to:
Practitioner Learning Objectives
You need to exhibit the competences required for the Foundation qualification and show that you can apply the MSP guidance in a relatively uncomplicated programme within a programme environment. Specifically, successful candidates should be able to:
For last-minute bookings (10 working days or less before start date), you will be issued with digital materials – this will include all accompanying course materials (usually a workbook) and a manual, if this is included as part of your purchase.
The course materials will be provided in a PDF format and available for download via our virtual platform on the first day of the course. You will need to download and save the materials to your device, so that you can annotate them during the training course.
Your digital course manual will be sent as a PDF/eBook via email from TSO Customer Services (firstname.lastname@example.org), and will only be compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. Therefore you will need to have this installed on your device.
If you would like to receive a physical copy of the manual, please get in touch with a member of our team, and they will talk you through your options.
This course includes, but is not limited to:
This course is aimed at any organisation or individual seeking to understand and adopt a controlled approach to running and controlling its programmes, in particular:
A concentrated course that requires you to complete mandatory online pre-course study, which is designed to take approximately 6–8hours to complete. Full instructions with a link to the online pre-course will be issued within 48 hours of your confirmed booking.
Review the technical requirements for the online pre-course learning here.
Exams are taken online via remote proctor. Two weeks prior to course commencement ILX will arrange for an exam voucher to be issued. You then have a choice, you can either:
Note: You are responsible for booking your own exam. You must pass Foundation prior to taking the Practitioner examination.
Foundation exam format
Practitioner exam format
You must first pass the MSP Foundation exam to sit the MSP Practitioner exam. The exam format for the Practitioner element is as follows: