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MSP® Qualifications and Training

MSP Foundation exam format

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

MSP Practitioner exam format

  • Objective testing
  • 8 questions per paper, 80 marks available in total
  • 40 marks required to pass - 50%
  • Two-and-a-half hours duration
  • Open-book (only the MSP Guide is allowed).

MSP Advanced Practitioner exam format

  • Essay based
  • 2 questions per paper, 75 marks available in total
  • 38 marks required to pass - 50%
  • Three hours duration
  • Open-book (other material in the form of course notes, examples, copies of presentations, etc. can be used during this examination but no electronic aids, such as laptops, may be used).

MSP Re-registration exam format

3 questions, with a scenario background and appendices.

  • Each of the 3 questions is worth 10 marks
  • An overall score of15 out of a possible 30 is required to pass
  • One hour 15 minutes duration
  • Open-book examination (MSP guide only)

Advanced Practitioner Re-Registration exam format

A 2000 - 4000 word "dissertation" (suggested target 2500 words) on a specific subject (selected from a range of topics) demonstrating application of MSP. It would ideally be based on a "real life" programme that the candidate has worked within. If this is not possible (if a candidate has not recently worked within a programme or their programme contains classified information), it would be acceptable to base it on the Advanced Practitioner Case Study "MSP Care". There are no time restrictions imposed on this dissertation. The dissertation will be marked out of a possible 75 marks with the candidate needing 38 marks to achieve a pass. Instead of the re-registration paper, a candidate also has the option to sit the full Advanced Practitioner examination to re-register at this level.

 

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