MSP Foundation, 5th Edition, Certificate | Online (optional) | University of Westminster | London, United Kingdom
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MSP Foundation, 5th Edition

3 days
735 GBP/full
735 GBP/full
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The MSP Foundation, 5th Edition course from University of Westminster is designed for professionals who lead, manage or support transformational change. MSP® was created as industry best practice with a principle-based approach to deliver outcomes and benefits in any sector. 


The MSP Foundation, 5th Edition course from University of Westminster focuses on the common challenges involved to ensure project outputs translate into business outcomes and benefits, and deliver increased value to an organisation. The updated MSP® 5th edition adopts an incremental approach to the programme lifecycle that emphasises more flexibility, adaptability, and responsiveness and the enabling of organisational agility.There are two levels within the course, each examined separately: the Foundation level and the Practitioner level, which you can take sequentially or at separate times.

The purpose of the MSP® Foundation level is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP® guidance to interact effectively with those involved in the management of a programme or act as an informed member of a programme office team, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP®. The Foundation qualification is a pre-requisite for the practitioner certification.


Programme management takes project management to the next level and is often a natural progression for experienced project managers. Whereas projects deliver outputs and discrete parcels of change, programmes focus on the coordination of multiple related projects. They are more strategic, more focused on managing organisational growth and change, and have a defined value proposition.

If you are looking to accelerate your career, possessing the industry-recognised MSP® Foundation certification will demonstrate your proficiency to deliver change successfully and to use the MSP® methodology to meet business objectives. MSP® certification provides you with unique tools and skills that are not usually familiar to project managers, helping you to stand out to prospective employers. Whether you choose to work in the public, third or private sector, at home or abroad, MSP® is applicable across numerous industries and can be tailored to local situations.

On successful completion of the Foundation course, you will be ready to continue learning about MSP® by undertaking the Practitioner course.


  • This course is professionally accredited by PeopleCert, the Official Accreditor of AXELOS Limited. On completion, you will be ready to undertake the MSP® Practitioner course.

Programme Structure

Course structure:

The course requires a first pass of all the material in the official manual, so it is important that you do some reading before the course starts. We will provide you with pre-course material that explains what reading is expected before beginning the course.

The course consists of a series of classroom (or online) lectures and group exercises. The lectures introduce the method’s terminology, then we will discuss case studies to explain how to use the method in practice. We will provide supplementary learning material via the University’s online learning platform. At the end of each day, we will use multiple choice questions to remind us of the day’s learning and to prepare us for the certificate exam.

The Foundation Certificate exam has the following format:

  • multiple-choice
  • 60 minutes duration
  • closed-book examination
  • 60 questions
  • 36 marks required to pass (out of 60 available)  - 60%

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 3 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, you should familiarise yourself with the manual and study for around 10 hours before the first day of training. You will also need to study between training days.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    735 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 GBP for the full programme during 3 days.
  • National

    735 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 GBP for the full programme during 3 days.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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