MSP® Foundation Training

What is MSP® Foundation Training?

MSP® Foundation Training will give you the skills to show a thorough understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes methodology.

In three days you will cover the principles and processes used when managing a programme, preparing you to sit the MSP® Foundation exam on the third day of the training course.

No hidden extras: all exam fees, course materials and our pre-course workbook are included in the cost.

Our public MSP Foundation training courses run in Brighton but we also provide private and in-company MSP training. Call us on +44 (0)1273 622272 to discuss your requirements.

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MSP® Foundation Structure

MSP Foundation training covers the first three days of the MSP® Practitioner course and prepares you for the MSP Foundation Exam, which you sit on the third day.

The MSP® Foundation exam is a 60 minute, multiple-choice style exam which has a 35/70 pass mark.

Our pass rate in 2014 is 100% but if you don't pass the exam first time you can re-sit the training for free. Exam fees are charged at cost price and you must take the training within 6 months of your original course.

If you want to gain your MSP Practitioner qualification you can attend the full 5 day MSP Practitioner course for £995+vat or you can return at a later date to sit the MSP Practitioner Conversion course.

You must be familiar with the APMG-International Terms and Conditions of Certification.

Will there be work outside of MSP® Foundation Course hours?

You will receive the official MSP® Manual and our own bespoke pre-course workbook & quiz to go through at least three weeks before the course.  Up to 13 hours of pre-course reading is the recommended study time.

Our experience is that this gives you the best chance of passing the exam as it allows our trainers to spend more time with you on the important practical applications of the MSP theory - after all, that's why you're here!

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You will be given homework in the form of Sample Foundation 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 training 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

After attending MSP® Foundation training course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the ways that MSP addresses the factors which enable successful programmes
  • Apply the main MSP principles to programme management
  • 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 exam

Who is this course for?

This training course is aimed at new Programme Managers and Project Managers looking to enhance and develop their skillset.

Before attending our MSP Training course delegates will need to have a good understanding of Projects and Programmes and have completed the pre-course reading that we send out 3 weeks prior to the training.


MSP® Introduction and Overview

  • Drivers for change
  • The need to focus on benefits
  • Critical success factors
  • Programme management
  • Transformational flow

MSP® Programme Management Themes

Defining and discussing the basic MSP principles that underpin the definition, governance and delivery of a programme. Including:-

  • Organisation and leadership
  • Benefits Management
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Blueprint Design and Delivery
  • Risk and Issue Management
  • Quality and Assurance Management
  • Business Case Management
  • Vision
  • Programme Planning and Control

The Transformational Flow

Describing the programme life-cycle and the typical governance activities, responsibilities and information requirements for each flow element from identifying and defining a programme through managing the tranches, and the eventual closure of the programme.

MSP Case Studies

A realistic case study scenario is used throughout the MSP Foundation course to allow delegates to consolidate their knowledge of MSP in a practical setting through syndicate work.

MSP Foundation Exam


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


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Starting Price:£1975

Duration:3 Days

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