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Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Managing Successful Programmes  (Foundation)



Course Duration:

3 days (non-residential)


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH - this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


Please note it is intended to offer this event in 2014/2015 but dates at this stage are to be confirmed. However this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis.

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) is the international best practice framework approach to programme management

The course is trainer led and includes preparation prior to the event to help you make the most of the  training

This foundation level course provides an insight into all aspects of the framework and prepares you for the examination

The delivery of the course will include practical examples of how to use the guidance, where it has been implemented and what lessons can be learned. The trainer will be an experienced programme management consultant who will draw on practical examples to help bring the framework to life for you

The event is delivered in partnership with Aspire Europe Ltd

Please note:  this is not a residential course and accommodation is not included


A three day programme to build your skills and to prepare for the Foundation qualification.  This event is aimed at individuals from a project or operations background.  The programme covers the essentials you need to develop an understanding of the MSP methodology and its practical application in the workplace


  • APM Group examination syllabus for the OGC MSP® framework
  • Programme Lifecycle processes
  • Vision and Blueprints
  • Benefits Management and Business Change
  • Business Case Management
  • Planning and Control
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk and Issue Management


  • Increase understanding of why a programme needs a structured approach
  • Appreciate the value of the Governance Themes in helping to keep a project on course
  • Know the main steps in a programme delivery
  • Be familiar with the key terms that are used in programme management
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Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

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I found the course interesting, enjoyable and valuable both personally and professionally

“The tutors were excellent, amazing and inspirational”

Member Organisations: £750
Non-Member Organisations:  £790

(All prices subject to VAT.  Discounts for multiple bookings may apply)

Previous Skills / Knowledge required:

Previous experience of a programme management environment and completion of the pre-course workbook and reading


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