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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation – Classroom Course in Hemel Hempstead

Course Overview

MSP was developed by AXELOS to create a solution for executing business transformational change, and it has become a globally recognised framework for best practice programme management. It has become the must-have qualification for Business Change, Programme Managers, and experienced Project Managers who have earned their PRINCE2, Agile, CAPM, or PMP certifications.  

Our MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training will help you demonstrate industry best practice in project management and business strategy execution. The Foundation stage will begin by teaching you the basics of programme management, before moving onto the Practitioner level, which will guide you through implementing the theory you've been taught.

MSP can be used alongside other project management qualifications, including PRINCE2 and MoP.

If you're also looking to earn your Practitioner certificate, why not consider our Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation & Practitioner training.

This course benefits from our Exam Pass Guarantee*, and includes Official MSP® Digital Manual.

MSP® is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. The swirl logo ™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Accredited by PeopleCert for AXELOS
  • Join a community of over 605,000
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Official Digital Manual included
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Accredited by PeopleCert for AXELOS
  • Join a community of over 605,000
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Official Digital Manual included
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
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Why study the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) course with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 600,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

You will also benefit from:

  •    Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  •    Includes Official MSP® Digital Manual.
  •    Fast-track your learning with our Virtual Classroom course.
  •    Enhance your career prospects.
  •    Learn from expert trainers, with vast experience in this field.
  •    We offer interest-free payment options.

How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

We have found our Virtual Classroom training has provided higher pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee, so you know we’ll support you until you are certified.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  •    Attend all class days and complete all assignments. 
  •    Take the exam within 30 days of completing your Virtual Classroom training.
  •    Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt.

Please Note:

Students retaking the course are required to use the materials and books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.

Is the Managing Successful Programmes course suitable for me? 

Our MSP Foundation Virtual Classroom training course would be suitable for you if you are a:

  •    Project or Programme Manager looking to enhance your skills.
  •    Project team member who needs to understand and apply the processes involved in corporate programmes.
  •    Individuals considering a career change into programme and project management.
  •    Project and Programme Managers looking to study towards the full MSP qualification for experience and validation.

Earning your MSP Foundation certificate will benefit both you and your organisation in any ways.

Benefits for Individuals

  •    Access to a steady career choice.
  •    Salary’s range from £25k-40k.
  •    High employability.
  •    Gain the knowledge, tools, and skills many Project Managers lack.
  •    Understand how to manage changes and risks efficiently.
  •    Become a great leader, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Benefits to organisations

  •    More effective delivery of change.
  •    Improve control of costs, standards, and quality.
  •    Provide comprehensive definition of roles and responsibilities within the business.


There are no prerequisites to enrol onto this Foundation course, which is a requirement to enrol onto the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner training.

What jobs can I apply for after my Managing Successful Programmes training? 

Earning your MSP Foundation certificate will provide you with the necessary skills to support senior leaders in business transformation roles, and oversee projects, or groups of projects that make up a programme.

Typical entry-level job roles with MSP certifications include:

  •    Assistant Applications Programme Manager - £25k
  •    Junior Programme Manager - £29k
  •    Graduate Programme Manager - £35k
  •    Assistant Portfolio Programme - £40k

(Source: Payscale)

Managing Successful Programmes Foundation Syllabus

Learning Outcome

Foundation Level

  •    Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the various components of the MSP best practice programme management framework.
  •    Successfully describe each step of the MSP journey and activities needed to guide a programme throughout its lifecycle
  •    Be able to outline relevant aspects of MSP themes, principles, and lifecycle in context

MSP Syllabus

  •    MSP philosophy and structure
  •    The 7 MSP Principles
  •    The 7 governance themes
  •    The 7 processes in the programme lifecycle

Managing Successful Programmes Foundation Exam Details

Exam Format - Multiple choice

Duration – 60 minutes

Pass Mark – 36/ 60 (60%)

MSP® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved. The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Our Hemel Hempstead Venue
Hemel Hempstead is a large town in Hertfordshire. Hemel Hempstead area had the geographic advantage of being close to the city, St Albans. While training at our Hemel Hempstead-based venue, visit Old Town for a cultural feel, or for fresh air and walks.

Breakspear Park,

Breakspear Way,

Hemel Hempstead


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