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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Training

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Gain the most sought after programme management qualification with MSP® Practitioner training in Brighton. In 5 days you will learn the principles of Managing Successful Programmes and prepare for the MSP Practitioner Exam.

Sit your exam with confidence knowing that our pass rates are consistently well above national average and our expert accredited MSP trainers all have real programme management experience

Alongside the official MSP Manual, we provide our own accredited pre-coursework and we keep our classes small (Max 12) to encourage a better learning environment.

Private and in-company MSP Practitioner training courses which can be tailored to your requirements. Please call us on +44 (0)1273 622272 to discuss your requirements.

How is MSP® Practitioner training structured?

In five days you will cover both MSP Foundation (3 days) and MSP Practitioner (2 days). These can also be taken as separate courses if you prefer to split your training across different weeks.

During your training you will sit two exams - the MSP Foundation exam mid-way through and the MSP Practitioner exam on the final day of the course.  

The MSP Foundation exam is a one-hour multiple choice paper that tests your knowledge of MSP and is taken on day three of the course. 

The Foundation paper consists of 75 multiple choice questions. This is a closed book examination. The pass mark is 35%.  There are 5 unmarked sample questions included in the paper.

The MSP Practitioner exam is 2.5 hours. The Practitioner paper is a scenario based paper with 8 sections all worth 10 marks each. The pass mark is 40 (50%).

Our MSP® Practitioner pass rate in 2015 is currently 95%.

This qualification requires updating every 5 years and delegates can apply to take the re-registration examination with Silicon Beach Training.

By passing the MSP Practitioner exam, you attain ‘Registered Practitioner’ status.

We offer an exam guarantee to back up our confidence in our trainers. If you fail either exam first time you can resit the training for freeTerms and Conditions apply.

Will there be any MSP® Practitioner pre-course reading?

Before you attend one of our MSP training courses we'll provide you with the official MSP® Manual and our own bespoke pre-course workbook & quiz.  Our workbook guides you through the MSP Manual in an accessible and easy to understand way - giving you a solid base of knowledge before the course starts and allowing more time to be spent on the practical applications.  Up to 13 hours of pre-course reading is the recommended study time.

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Will there be work to complete outside of MSP® Practitioner course hours?

You will be given homework in the form of Sample Foundation and Practitioner Papers and you may also wish to do additional reading in the evenings as preparation for the next day.

 Please ensure you keep your social diary free during the course so that you are able to complete work during the evenings.


Silicon Beach Training is an Accredited Training Organisation for PRINCE2®, MSP® and ITIL®

MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved. 

Course Objectives

At the end of your MSP® Practitioner training course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the ways that MSP addresses the factors which enable successful programmes
  • Apply the main MSP principles
  • Identify key pieces of programme information
  • Define and apply governance strategies
  • Tailor MSP to your own business environment
  • Scale MSP for different programmes
  • Undertake risk analysis and management
  • Confidently sit the MSP Foundation and MSP Practitioner Exams

MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course Content

MSP® Foundation Days 1-3

The first three days of our MSP training course cover the content of our MSP Foundation course, which includes:

  • MSP Introduction and Overview
  • MSP Programme Management Themes
  • The Transformational Flow
  • MSP Case Studies
  • MSP Foundation Exam

MSP® Practitioner Days 4 & 5

MSP in practice

Tailoring MSP for different business environments. Developing strategies that can be applied appropriately at all levels to help ensure the achievement of business and strategic objectives.

Applying MSP

How MSP principles can be applied to a given programme and how MSP can help maintain the programme’s focus and the commitment of its stakeholders.

MSP Practitioner Exam


*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your MSP® Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your MSP® Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of MSP® online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready 


MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved. 


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Course Details

  1. Course Title

    MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Training

  2. Duration

    5 Days*

  3. Price Starting From

    £1,094.00 + VAT

Upcoming Dates

Onsite Training

This course can be run in-company anywhere in the world & we can tailor the content to focus on your requirements.

We regularly provide training in London, Manchester, Bristol and all over the United Kingdom.

Who is this course for?

This training course is for new programme managers, project managers looking to develop their skills or programme managers looking to gain a qualification.

Delegates must have completed the pre-course reading sent out 3 weeks prior to the training.

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ITIL®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, MSP®, M_o_R®, P3O®, MoP®, MoV® courses on this website are offered by The Knowledge Academy, ATO of AXELOS Limited. ITIL®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, MSP®, M_o_R®, P3O®, MoP®, MoV® are registered trade marks of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.