Learn to apply MSP effectively on this 5 day programme management training course

This London-based course helps you learn to apply the MSP framework - essential if you're managing or directing programmes. Experienced trainers help guide you through MSP framework and help to prepare you for your MSP Practitioner exam. Get the MSP Practitioner certification to boost your career.

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Need training for your team?

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This course at a glance

  • Duration: 4.5 days
  • Location: London
  • Hours:
    Days 1-4: 9:30-17:00;
    Day 5: 9:30-13:00
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Pre-course: 14 hours
  • Exams: included
  • Results: same day
  • Pass rates:
    Foundation: 100%;
    Practitioner: 90%
  • Class size: small
  • Accredited: yes
  • PMI PDUs awarded: 25

Course details

This 4.5 day MSP Foundation & Practitioner course is designed to provide both a solid understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) framework and also how to apply it as an informed member of a programme management team.

The course will ensure that you are well-prepared to pass both the MSP Foundation & Practitioner exams on the 3rd and final days of the course.

Knowledge Train is an MSP Accredited Training Organization meaning our course materials and trainers conform to the highest standards. Knowledge Train has been delivering project and programme management training since 2005 and has helped more than 8,000 people gain professional qualifications since then.

Why this qualification?

Gaining MSP Practitioner certification will boost your career opportunities by showing that you can apply the MSP principles and framework to a simple MSP-based programme.

The MSP Practitioner qualification is also a very good way to differentiate yourself in the jobs market. If you already have a project management qualification such as PRINCE2, then gaining MSP Practitioner is a great way to complement that on your CV/resume. It shows that you have a broader knowledge about how projects fit into programmes and it shows that you are able to manage such simple programmes.

Who is this for?

This course is ideal for programme support staff, project managers, change managers and experts working within a programme office who need to know how to apply MSP to their own programmes. It is also suited to people such as programme managers and senior responsible owners who want to take a higher level qualification, such as Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner.

If your career goals differ from the ones listed below, please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on 0207 148 5985. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.

Icon1I currently work on programmes and want to learn new skills to bring back to work

This is the most common goal among our Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner students. You may not call yourself a programme manager in a formal sense, but if you’re becoming more involved in programmes at work then this MSP course is suitable for you. Not only will you get the MSP Practitioner certification, but you’ll also learn a best practise programme management approach which you can apply to your programmes at work.

I’m unemployed and want the qualification to put on my CV

If you’re an experienced project or programme manager and perhaps have been made redundant, or are in between contracts, this Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) training is suitable for you. Programme management is one step up from project management, and if you show you have the means to support or manage programmes using MSP you’ll have a great chance of landing a programme management role.

This course helps you gain MSP Practitioner certification and shows employers you have sufficient knowledge of MSP programme management to apply it as an informed member of a programme team.

I want to change career and work in programme management

You’ll find that Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) certification is really important when looking for any programme management role.

This training helps you get the MSP Foundation & Practitioner certification which shows employers you’re capable of applying MSP as an informed member of a programme team. Providing you have other transferable skills (for example gained from project management) your CV will be boosted if you can show MSP certification as well.

MSP Foundation & Practitioner certification therefore can certainly help you when applying for either programme management support roles or management roles.

I want to organize some programme management training for my colleagues

If your organization is undertaking programmes, your support staff would benefit from Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation training. More senior staff are best suited to MSP Practitioner training.

We are able to send experienced MSP trainers to help your staff learn to use MSP to realize strategic benefits for your organization. Call our helpful support staff to discuss your programme management training needs now on 0207 148 5985 or complete this form.

Course and exam structure

The course lasts for 4.5 days. There is pre-course reading of approximately 14 hours. Homework of 2 hours per night will be set.

You will take the multiple choice MSP Foundation exam on the third day. This is a 1 hour closed book exam. To pass, you must score a minimum of 35 correct answers out of 75 questions.

On the final day, you will take the multiple choice MSP Practitioner exam. This is a 2.5 hour open book exam consisting of 80 questions. You must score a minimum of 40 correct answers to pass.

You’ll be pleased to know that our pass rate is 100% for MSP Foundation and 90% for MSP Practitioner.

What’s included in the price?

  • Training from an approved MSP trainer
  • Real-world experience from the trainer
  • Concise pre-course study – designed to save you time
  • MSP Foundation & Practitioner exams and certificate upon passing
  • The MSP manual Managing Successful Programmes (2011 edition)
  • Detailed course guide book
  • Sample exams
  • Refreshments


Average rating of 4.6 based on 29 user reviews.


I really enjoyed the course, the material was explained very clearly and in a structured way, enabling me to learn the material required for the course.

There were class discussions and questions which aided the learning process for me.

Overall, I recommend this course to others.

09 Mar 2018

Excellent trainer

Small group was good.
Informal training sessions and open communication.
Lots of opportunity to ask questions
Trainer was excellent and extremely knowledgeable!

09 Mar 2018

Clear and methodical

  • The pace and duration was about right.
  • Clear and methodical
  • Opportunity to discuss some real life programmes and share experiences would have added to the experience
  • Good training materials and venue

24 Nov 2017

Jumoke clearly an expert in her field!

The course was very good. It exceeded my expectations. The training style was a good mix of teaching, presentations, reflection and mock exams. The slides could align better though and the book needs an index. Jumoke was an excellent trainer - approachable, knowledgeable, friendly and clearly an expert in her field! Venue was great! No complaints.

10 Jul 2017

Good atmosphere

I found the mock exams very helpful. The course had a good atmosphere. Our trainer was helpful and friendly. We also had a good level of homework.

10 Jul 2017

Jumoke was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable

Good pace. Good content. Good delivery. As someone who has no experience of projects/programmes, the pre-course study was essential. I would not have kept up without it, as my day job is in the public service. Jumoke was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable. She was highly experienced and could tell when we had reached information capacity!

10 Jul 2017

Kobus was excellent!

Very good course overall. Pre-course study videos were extremely useful and well-designed. Other materials provided were very good too. Kobus was excellent! Very engaging and gave me great confidence for sitting the exams. The venue was ok, but would have preferred colder drinking water.

11 Apr 2017

Well-presented with good delivery

Good course. Well-presented with good delivery. Could do with more examples to bring it to life/more group exercises. But good overall. 

11 Apr 2017

Really good course

It was a really good course. Jumoke is an engaging and able trainer. MSP is actually more interesting than PRINCE2 - it is more intuitive. There is a lot of material to get through, so it is pretty intense if you have other commitments in the evenings. Jumoke is a very good trainer and the course was held in a great venue. One negative is that the pre-course study wasn't that helpful for me. 

11 Apr 2017


Jumoke Ogunbekun

Jumoke is an exceptional Agile, MSP, Change Management and DevOps trainer who has managed large IT and telecoms projects/programmes around the world.

A chartered telecoms engineer with over 10 years delivering telecoms projects, Jumoke gained her experience working for Fujitsu, Atos, Centrica, O2, Vodafone and Save the Children.

Jumoke is known for her positive and approachable training style, and you can certainly feel confident you are being trained by a professional with real experience in the field.

Jumoke Ogunbekun

"I like the fact I am helping students take their career one step further"

What our students say

"I enjoyed the course. I think that I learned good techniques to engage with the Agile method. The teacher was really good. He used a lot of examples to help me understand the material. "
Cesar Alberto Outon, K2 Corporate Mobility

"It has improved my knowledge of how Agile works in software development, which is my background. I am now equipped with the basic methodology to use while working on Agile projects. In depth tutoring and good delivery of the course content "
Femi Fashoyin, Fash Consulting Ltd

"Great intructor! Got a good insight into agile methodology especially with regards to prioritisation of requirements. I would have liked to have seen more of the elements tailored towards enterprise and scaling methods from projects to larger programmes. Overall covers fundamentals well and these can be practically applied where relevant to a real life scenario with an ability to flex approach. "
David Glen, Deloitte