Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - Advanced Practitioner Certificate

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - Advanced Practitioner Certificate


Programme staff requiring an excellent understanding in the principles and theory of MSP® supported by practical application. The course is particularly suitable for (aspiring) programme managers, and other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of programmes including:

  • Programme Directors.
  • Senior Responsible Owners.
  • Business Change Managers.
  • Programme Office Manager.
  • Programme Office staff.
  • Project Executives and Managers.


Attendees require a good general level of understanding of MSP®, from having worked within large programmes, and they must hold the MSP® Practitioner qualification - Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - Practitioner Workshop.

Please note: if a candidate wishes to sit the Advanced Practitioner examination before they have their results from the Practitioner exam, they may do so. However, MSP® candidates who pass the Advanced Practitioner exam yet fail the Practitioner exam must re-sit the Practitioner exam within 24 months to validate their Advanced Practitioner status.


2 days.

The course is intensive and delegates are advised to undertake some revision work in the evening of the first day to prepare for the examinations.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

This course will enable delegates to:

  • Apply MSP® Principles, Governance Themes and Transformational Flow to real life situations.
  • Become thoroughly versed in key linkages between MSP® Governance Themes, Transformational Flow, Deliverables and Roles.
  • Prepare for and take the MSP® Advanced Practitioner exam.

The course fee includes a copy of the latest edition of the official MSP® Guide and all examination fees.

Course Content

The case study from the MSP® Advanced Practitioner exam is used extensively throughout the course to allow delegates to consolidate their skill in applying MSP® through hands on work and to become immersed in the case study.

Day 1
Course introduction.
MSP® Overview and Principles.
Structure and Linkages in MSP®.
Case Study and Pre-Course Work.
Sample Examination Question 1.
Governance Themes Revisited.
Sample Examination Question 2.

Day 2
Governance Themes Revisited.
Exam preparation.
Advanced Practitioner Certificate Examination (3 hours).


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APMP® is a registered trademark of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals.

AXELOS develops and publishes a wide range of guidance on best management practice methodologies. AXELOS have appointed official accreditors PeopleCert, to assist them in providing quality products and services based on their best management practice methodologies.

This course is delivered on behalf of Verhoef by our sister company Benchmark Training Ltd, accredited by PeopleCert.

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually. And our Bath public schedule of courses are now available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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