Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - Practitioner Workshop

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - Practitioner Workshop


Anyone who has a significant role within a programme environment and who wishes to gain a formal qualification, including:

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


Delegates should have passed the MSP® Foundation exam (Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - Foundation) within the last twelve months, or be current MSP® Practitioners seeking renewal of their certification.

For those who have not yet gained the MSP® Foundation certification and would like training for both the Foundation and Practitioner exams in a single package we also offer a Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - Foundation and Practitioner course.

Delegates are not required to carry out any significant pre-course preparation as our blend of learning methods provides comprehensive preparation for the Practitioner examination which is taken during the course.


2 days.

The course is intensive and delegates are advised to undertake some revision work in the evening to prepare for the examination.

Course Objectives

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) is a framework for managing change and delivering business benefits from a set of related projects. It is regarded as best practice in the UK and is used by government departments, local authorities, charities and commercial organizations to coordinate and direct programmes of all kinds, regardless of scope, timescale or budget. Like PRINCE2®, Managing Successful Programmes is an integral part of the Axelos Best Practice portfolio.

Our MSP® courses are far more than just exam crammers and our trainers go out of their way to make sure that delegates are able to use MSP® in the real world. At the same time, we offer an exam promise for both the Foundation and Practitioner. Should you fail to pass then you can resit the course once again for free, paying only your exam costs and a £10 per day contribution to your lunches and refreshments.

This course will enable delegates to:

  • Apply the main MSP® Principles, Governance Themes and Transformational Flow to a realistic programme case study.
  • Understand the requirements of the MSP® Practitioner examination.
  • Apply the techniques required by the MSP® Practitioner examination.
  • Prepare for and take the MSP® Practitioner examination.

Course Content

A realistic case study scenario is used extensively throughout the course to allow delegates to consolidate their knowledge of MSP® through hands on, syndicate work. Extensive use is also made of past papers to prepare delegates for the exams.

MSP® Practitioner (2 Days)
Course introduction.
Recap on MSP® principles, Governance Themes & Transformational Flow.
Being a Practitioner – Flows and Themes working together.
Examination guidance and delegate preparation.
MSP® Practitioner Certificate Examination (2½ hours).


PRINCE2®, MSP® and ITIL® are registered trademarks of AXELOS in the United Kingdom and other countries.

The Swirl logo is a trademark of AXELOS Limited.

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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