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MSP® 4th Edition Foundation classroom

Managing Successful Programmes is a framework for successfully delivering large-scale, transformational change through a dossier of related projects and related activities. It is proven best-practice programme management that helps to make change ‘stick’.

About the course

Whilst not being prescriptive it is flexible to the needs of local circumstances. It provides an adaptable route to facilitating change and reaches its ultimate objectives by bringing together the key elements of governance themes, together with transformational flow processes, all underpinned by common sense principles to enable success.


This is a three-day course which includes the Foundation examination on the final day.


This is an intensive three-day course, providing all you need to get through the MSP Foundation examination first time:

  • All accompanying course material
  • The official manual
  • The cost of the IMSP Foundation examination (the exam is taken on the last day of the course)

Refreshments will also be provided throughout the duration of your training.

What's covered?

This course includes, but is not limited to:

  • Programme management principles 
  • Governance themes
  • Determining if a change warrants a programme approach and whether it is worthwhile doing
  • Benefits management
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Risk and issue management
  • Transformational flow processes
  • Identifying and defining a programme
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering the capability and realising the benefits
  • Closing a programme 

Please note: To assist your learning there is some pre-course reading and activities that must be completed prior to attending your course. In addition, whilst attending your course, there will also be some examination preparation evening work .

Target audience

The course is aimed at anyone who aims wants to achieve the MSP Foundation level qualification.

  • Newly appointed programme managers who may have a background in managing projects but have not previously operated in a transformational change environment
  • Senior managers who will ‘sponsor’ the change, or perhaps be held accountable for its success
  • Operational managers charged with embedding the change in their area
  • Operational staff undertaking a role in the programme or related projects
  • Programme office staff (PMO) wishing to build upon their project management knowledge
  • Experienced project managers
  • Those seeking a professional qualification in programme management.

There is mandatory online pre-course work that must be undertaken prior to attending this course. 

What is it?

It is expected that it will take approximately six hours to complete. You will be sent full instructions with a link to the online pre course within 48 hours of your confirmed booking.

How do i access my pre-course?

Review the technical requirements for the online pre-course learning here.

Exam format

  • Multiple choice 
  • 75 questions per paper with one 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 

How you take your exam

You will take your exam in the classroom on the final day of the course.

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