MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner

  • For aspiring and practising Programme Support staff and Programme Managers
  • Specialise in the leading Programme Management framework built on best practice in the UK and globally
  • Enhance your confidence and skills to become a robust, effective Programme Professional
  • Qualify and validate your skills with the support of expert Tutors, Study Coaches, and Recruitment Advisors
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    MSP® Practitioner

    Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® can be likened to a film director: just as a film director oversees all aspects of production from scene to scene and through to the final product, the MSP® certification oversees all aspects of project and programme delivery to ensure it meets the desired outcomes.

    The MSP Practitioner certification will equip you with the skills you require in order to successfully manage, deliver, and realise the benefits of programmes. If you would like to ensure you possess all the capabilities needed to practically manage a programme, this is the certification for you.

    Why study with us?

    • Stay motivated and manage your time effectively through regular one-to-one follow-ups with your certified Tutor and Study Coach
    • You have 24/7 access to your online courses, so you can study at your own pace and save on travel costs
    • Your official certification means that your experience is validated through industry-recognised material and highly valued in the UK (and the world!)
    • Your Student Community Forums give you the opportunity to share questions, ideas, and knowledge with other professionals studying this certification
    • Your CV and LinkedIn profile will receive complete makeovers from your Recruitment Advisor to make sure you maximise your chances of securing rewarding opportunities
    • Career and recruitment support gives you advice on how to secure and succeed in job interviews, including mock interviews and exclusive interview preparation tailored toward your prospective company and role
    • Your expert Career Consultant will help you choose the right certification, and combine it with strategic guidance to make sure you achieve success in your professional journey

    Avoid the negative effects of making the wrong decision about your development journey, have an open Q&A with an expert. 

    What’s included?

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Unlimited, 3-month access to the MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner Course
    • Official MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner Exam
    • Certified Tutor to provide assistance with course queries
    • Access to a full Support Team for assistance with examination, notes, and study queries
    • 1 months’ free subscription to MyAxelos filled with industry news, case studies, exam preparation materials, tools & templates, and digital badges
    • A professional, Project Management-oriented CV rewrite*
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities*

    Certification: MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner

    Vendor: PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos

    Course prerequisite: Prior to studying the MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner course, you will need to study and pass the MSP®5th Edition Foundation

    Study time: 20 – 30 hours

    Key learning objective: You will learn how to implement the principles, themes, and processes that provide a clear roadmap for the programme lifecycle, including larger, more strategic, complex, or multiple projects.

    *Value-added service that can be added at an additional cost

    Certification details

    ITonlinelearning is a verified PeopleCert & Axelos Accredited Training Organisation (ATO), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Accrediting body
    PeopleCert is the global leader in the delivery of examination and accreditation services, delivering millions of exams in over 200 countries for over 20 years. PeopleCert develops and delivers market-leading Business & IT and Language exams worldwide, enabling individuals to reach their full potential and realise their life ambitions through learning.

    In July 2021, PeopleCert acquired Axelos, a joint venture company created in 2013 by the Cabinet Office on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) in the United Kingdom and Capita plc (CPI.L).

    Certification expiry
    As of 2023, PeopleCert Best Global Practice certifications need to be renewed after 3 years of having obtained your qualification. This is to ensure your certification remains in line with current best practices within your industry.

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    MSP® Practitioner

    What You Will Learn

    Managing Successful Programmes serves as a guide of best practice in programme management. This Practitioner certification builds on the strategic framework learned in MSP® Foundation-level and shows you how to apply it in a practical way within an organisation.


      You will gain an understanding of the MSP® Practitioner course’s objectives, structure, and the format of the certification exam.

      Governance and Principles

      You will gain an understanding of the governance and principles that underpin the MSP® framework, including the roles and responsibilities of the governance bodies and the importance of compliance with the MSP® principles.

      MSP® Model Programme

      You will learn how to apply the MSP® process model to a real-world programme scenario, including how to plan and manage the different stages of the programme life cycle.

      MSP® Programme Scenario

      You will gain an understanding of the different types of programmes and the factors that influence the success of a programme.

      Organisation Simulation

      You will learn how to apply the MSP® process model to a real-world organisational scenario, including how to plan and manage the different stages of the programme life cycle.

      Business Case Simulation

      You will gain an understanding of how to develop a robust business case for a programme, including how to identify and evaluate the benefits, costs, and risks associated with the programme.

      Benefits Mapping Simulation

      You will learn how to apply the MSP® process model to a real-world benefits mapping scenario, including how to identify, plan for, and realise the benefits of a programme.

      Creating a Blueprint Simulation

      You will gain an understanding of how to create a blueprint for a programme, including how to identify and manage the different types of products and deliverables that are produced during each stage of the programme lifecycle.

      Quality Management Simulation

      You will learn how to apply the MSP® process model to a real-world quality management scenario, including how to establish quality standards and how to monitor and measure the quality of products and deliverables.

      Planning & Control Simulation

      You will gain an understanding of how to plan and control a programme, including the use of work breakdown structures, critical path analysis, and earned value management.

      Project Management Career Programme

      Fast-Track Your Project Management Career! Whether you’re new to project management or looking to switch careers, this is your chance to quickly upskill and step into the world of project management. Perfect for both beginners and experienced professionals wanting to shift into this field.

      Your Success is Assured

      Expert Career Consultants

      Our expert Career Consultants select qualifications that align perfectly with your aspirations by collaborating with you to identify your desired end-goal.

      Certified Tutors

      Our certified Tutors are there to assist you with course questions, exam queries, and revision so you have all the support you need to ace your exams.

      Study Coaches and Mentors

      Your Study Coach and Mentor is dedicated to guiding and supporting you throughout your journey by providing motivation, encouragement, and monitoring progress.

      Experienced Recruitment Advisors

      Your Recruitment Advisor will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, like an industry-oriented CV, LinkedIn profile overhaul, and exclusive resources.

      Your One-of-a-Kind Solution

      Training with a difference.

      • Say goodbye to unanswered course queries and general questions with our PRINCE2® Tutor Bot, available 24/7 and powered by ITonlinelearning.
      • Prepare for your exam with confidence using our Exam Simulator, to increase your confidence and chance of success.
      • Put your skills into practice and gain the confidence you need to be an effective part of a Project Team with our exclusive Simulated Project Assignment.

      Choose ITonlinelearning to experience the difference.

      Career and Progression Prospects

      Project Management is used in a plethora of sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

      Project Support Officer

      Programme Administrator

      Project Executive

      Operations Manager

      Assistant Programme Manager

      Project Coordinator

      Why Choose ITonlinelearning?

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      You will benefit from our perfected learning & development formula by enjoying support that forms the crux of our values and mission. Our TrustScore of 4.9 has remained consistent with thousands of 5-star reviews, so we’re happy to report that our customers agree.

      An Endorsed Qualification & Reputation

      When we say accredited, we mean that official experts from our licensed organisations have evaluated and approved our training material to ensure it meets their refined standards. These qualifications thus make you a credible and reliable professional.

      Tailored Advice & Consulting

      There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving personal and professional goals. You deserve career consulting and employability advice tailored toward your specific skills, experience, and aspirations – luckily, this is our forte.

      Full Student Success Team

      To drive your success forward to the finishing line of your goals, our team comprises of professionals available at the press of a button to provide clarity on questions you have regarding your exam booking and preparation, portal and logins, assignments, as well as quizzes. You can also access one-to-one Tutor and Mentor Support so that your queries can be resolved swiftly and comprehensively. Our Tutors are experienced and certified in their fields, too!

      Bolster Your Income Potential & Job Security

      Your certification will provide you with a significant competitive advantage by validating your skills and knowledge – with that, you can either contribute toward your current company or grow in another one.

      Finance that suits your lifestyle

      You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your lifestyle in order to advance your skills. With your development at the forefront of our mission, we have personalised financing options so that you can live comfortably whilst investing in your future.

      Projecting Your Salary

      We want to help you achieve the best outcome in your studies so that you can flourish in your selected development pathway.

      £36.5K /

      per year

      Junior Programme Manager

      £49.9K /

      per year

      Programme Manager

      £68.7K /

      per year

      Senior Programme Manager

      Managing Successful Programmes/MSP® Practitioner
      Frequently Asked Questions

      You have questions, and we have all the answers

      Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) is a programme management methodology that provides a framework for managing programmes effectively. It outlines a series of steps, processes, and best practices to ensure that programmes are aligned with business objectives, deliver benefits, and achieve the desired outcomes. MSP® is perceived to be a holistic process; you might use MSP® to plan and coordinate a series of related projects or initiatives that aim to achieve a strategic goal.

      MSP® Practitioner is targeted at anyone who manages programmes, or anyone looking to be a part of a Programme Team. It’s key for other staff involved in the design, development, and delivery of programmes, too.

      The MSP® Practitioner certification is assessed and awarded by means of an examination. This exam comprises of 70 objective questions. Your exam will be 2.5 hours long, and you will be required to score 60% (42 out of 70) or higher in order to pass. This is an open-book exam, and so you will be able to make use of the Managing Successful Programmes 5th Edition handbook should wish.

      This certification confirms that you are able to apply the MSP® framework and will essentially validate your knowledge and understanding of the MSP® so that you are able to work with, or as part of, a programme management team in a large-scale project environment. It will enhance your coordination, adaptability, communication, and management skills.

      As of 2023, PeopleCert Best Global Practice certifications need to be renewed after 3 years of having obtained your qualification. This is to ensure your certification remains in line with current best practices within your industry.

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