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MSP Foundation training course

MSP Foundation training course.

Align projects with your organizational strategy with MSP Foundation training. Choose from our classroom or online course options and book now to enhance your programme management skills.

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Free resit:
Duration: Instructor-led: 2 days; Self-paced: 14 hours

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MSP Foundation training courses - benefits


This MSP Foundation course offers the following benefits to students:

  • MSP Foundation training helps programme managers deliver required outcomes and benefits, especially those dependent on the coordination of many related, integrated project outputs
  • An MSP Foundation course helps you to better envision and communicate desired outcomes
  • MSP Foundation training helps candidates learn to take the initiative, pro-actively identifying and overcoming obstacles to change such as working practices, attitudes and behaviours
  • The MSP framework helps programme managers deliver tangible advantages to stakeholders, while mitigating any risks to these advantages
  • MSP Foundation helps you learn from experience while establishing a management culture that prompts staff to continuously identify new lessons over the life of a programme.

MSP Foundation includes

Both the instructor-led and self-paced MSP Foundation course include:

  • MSP Foundation training and exam preparation
  • MSP Foundation exam with 1 free resit
  • MSP Foundation certification (on passing the exam)
  • Digital copy of the official MSP manual – Managing Successful Programmes (5th edition) (*instructor-led course only)
  • Pre-course study materials (*instructor-led course only)
  • Detailed course materials
  • Expert tuition (*instructor-led course only)
  • Sample exams.
  • 1-month free AXELOS membership with every used Foundation exam voucher.
MSP Foundation training courses - details


Who should attend?

  • Programme managers and aspiring programme managers
  • Project managers / senior project managers and business change managers
  • Key staff involved in the design, development, and delivery of projects, including project board members, project assurance, and project support
  • Operational line managers operating within a programme environment
  • Portfolio management staff
  • Specialist programme staff.

Course times

MSP Foundation course times for students:

  • This course takes 2 days
  • Classes begin at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm
  • The MSP Foundation exam can be sat at any time after completing the course
  • There are 1-2 hours of homework to be completed each day
  • There are 2-3 hours of pre-course study to be completed before joining the course.

Self-study MSP Foundation course online

  • Self-study time required: 14 hours.
  • Course access duration: 12 months.
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MSP Foundation training courses - learning outcomes


Learning outcomes

Individuals will gain an understanding of:

  • Key concepts relating to programmes and MSP
  • How the MSP principles underpin the MSP framework
  • The MSP themes and how they are applied throughout the programme
  • The MSP processes and how they are carried out throughout the programme.


MSP Foundation

This MSP Foundation course covers the following topics:

  • Course introduction
  • An overview of MSP
  • MSP principles
  • Programme organization
  • Programme design
  • Programme vision
  • Programme justification
  • Programme structure
  • Quality assurance
  • Decision-making
  • MSP processes
  • Delivering capabilities and embedding outcomes
  • Evaluating new information and closing the programme.
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MSP Foundation training courses - exam


MSP Foundation exam

The MSP Foundation examination is intended to assess whether the candidate can demonstrate sufficient recall and understanding of the MSP programme management framework (as described in the syllabus) to be awarded the MSP Foundation qualification.

  • Style: Multiple-choice
  • Questions: 60
  • Pass mark: 60% (36/60)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Materials allowed: Closed-book
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Timing:At any time after completing your MSP Foundation training
  • Results: 1 business day.

How to find us

20 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7AN,
England, United Kingdom.

Call +44 (0)207 148 5985

Opening hours
Monday to Friday – 09:00 to 17:15

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