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MSP® Foundation

By the end of Foundation level, you will have the skills to be able to identify and document the vision of a programme, thus aligning it to the strategic aims of the business. You will be able to coordinate the projects of a programme to ensure the correct application of resources and risk, issue and change management. You will also be able to interface with the day to day business to ensure the smooth transition of changes delivered by a programme into business as usual activity and ensure that the benefits that the programme is designed to deliver are achieved.

Foundation level covers the areas below. 

  •  MSP Principles
  •  Transformational Flow
  •  Identifying a Programme and Vision
  •  Blueprint Design & Delivery
  •  Defining a Programme
  •  Benefits Management and The Business Case
  •  Organisation, Planning & Control
  •  Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement
  •  Risk & Issues Management
  •  Quality & Assurance Management
  •  Managing the Tranches and Delivering the Capability
  •  Realising the Benefits and Closing a Programme

After successful completion of the Foundation course, delegates will gain an understanding of the following areas:

  • Organise and contribute constructively to managing programmes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of MSP principles, organisation, techniques, transformation and delivery tranches in an organisational setting
  • Assist the planning and delivery of programmes
  • Understand the benefits from identification to realisation

The course is recommended for Programme Managers with responsibilities within a Programme environment, those working in Programme Support Offices or Project Managers who are working within a programme environment. It will also help managers or anyone who interacts with programmes. 

There are no pre-requisites for Foundation level.

Pre-course study is recommended - approximately 10 hours for Foundation and 20 for combined to enable a depth of understanding and more than just exam passes to be gained from the course.

Foundation level lasts three days with a one hour, closed book exam on day three, which requires 50% to pass. 

  • MSP Foundation - 17 - 19 February 2020
    Date: 17 February 2020
    Location: The Mount Conference Centre
    Time: 09:00 - 17:00
    Price: £930 +VAT

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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@akutraining.com.

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