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MSP® Foundation

Educational Objectives

Following the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe and apply all facets of the programme processes, in accordance with the MSP method
  • Set up and manage complex programmes Identify and control risk
  • Monitor the objectives of a programme and the essential adjustments needed to respond to
    changes in the environment


Subjects Covered

The following subjects will be covered during the course:

  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Programme Planning
  • Benefits Management
  • Issue and Risk Management
  • Establishing a Programme
  • Running a Programme
  • Closing a Programme
  • Case Study
  • APM Programme Scenario
  • Exam based exercises



Project Management experience or Project Board experience is required. Some pre-course material is provided which should be fully read and understood before the course start. This is an intensive course and some evening work will be required during the course.


The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) courses on this page are offered by Insights ATO/Affiliate of AXELOS Limited. MSP® is a [registered] trademark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

If you are a programme manager or member of a programme management board with responsibility for management of programmes then this is the course for you.  It will provide you with an internationally recognised qualification at Foundation Level and enable you to progress to Practitioner Level.

MSP Foundation Examination

The MSP Foundation examination is a 1 hour 75 multiple choice objective question paper. (5 random questions are under test and will not be marked) Currently the pass mark is 50% (35 marks).

Managing Successful Programmes describes the framework and strategies of Programme Management. Programme Management is an integral part of OGC’s Best Practice portfolio.

Please note that PEOPLECERT require every candidate’s identification to be verified by the examination invigilator. You will be required to produce some photographic identification before being allowed to take the exam.

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Please note that the cancellation policy for our public training courses is as follows:


More than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.


More than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.

Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time at no cost.

Full joining instructions for the course will be emailed to you at least five working days prior to the course. In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact a member of our team on 028 9016 0587 or via email kate@aku.training.

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