Do Your Workers Have Their MSP Passport To Success?


SPOCE, pioneers in project and programme management training, have now launched their MSP Passport distance learning, making waves in educating the business community.

Priding themselves on being the only provider of accredited e-Learning materials to take the customer right up to practitioner level in programme management [MSPTM – Managing Successful Programmes], their new product has just received the stamp of approval from the APMG, the leading Accreditation, Certification and Qualification organisation recognised internationally by government agencies.

Developed as an extension of their well-established Passport Distance Learning series [ PRINCE2 Passport, DSDM Passport], their new e-Learning package has been transformed to work alongside changes made to the MSPTMmanual and certification exam formats.

Their innovative approach to learning is supported by research conducted at BournemouthUniversity , who found that students respond to learning materials that feature a higher level of engagement & interactivity.

Clement Pereira, e-Learning manager at SPOCE said, “Learning is ordinarily a very social thing, and when students take part in distance learning it is turning it into a very solitary activity.  Research conducted at BournemouthUniversityshows that having a level of interactivity and the incorporation of virtual characters helps to maintain a student’s attention span for longer and at a higher level of retention.”

These findings were then used as a template to make the new MSP Passport visually appealing, featuring virtual characters/tutors and spider diagrams to drip feed the vital information needed for progression in programme management.

Instead of just focussing on the design and layout of the online tutorials, the MSP Passport pays attention to even the smallest details (Contextual Help, Simulated Exams, Personalised Adaptive Feedback), making it a pioneering product.  Tracking is a vital element to this learning process providing testing at the end of each module.  This gives the pupil a sense of where they are and how far they still have to go in the learning process to progress to the notoriously high industry standards.

Targeted at senior to middle management, the MSP Passport encountered initial controversy for its use of visual aids, but this was tackled by allowing the student to switch off such features if required.

Mr Pereira Added, “The characters appeal to the customer’s social intelligence and many find that it is something that grows on you.  It enhances the learning process as it allows reinforcement of the educational message, the pupil will read the on screen message and listen to it (multi-sensory).  We now offer the option of removing the characters, however we have found that many of our customers prefer to stick to the original set-up.”

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About Spoce

SPOCE Project Management Limited is a professional training company operating in the OGC Best Practice markets (PRINCE2, MSP, ITIL &  M_o_R ).

The Company’s strategy is to maintain an efficient, professional, administrative core, backed up by three key specialist units that provide technical excellence on: The OGC Best Practice methods, Instructor-led training and Blended learning solutions and Individual learning styles & e-learning solutions.  This ensures that the highest quality is achieved when the outputs are delivered by our proficient group of independent trainers and distance learning products.

SPOCE provide accredited training events through an open public programme as well as on-site company training. SPOCE's products and training materials are also licensed to training companies throughout the UKand the World for delivery of accredited Best Practice training. Licensees include companies in Australia , Denmark , Italy , Poland , SingaporeandSouth Africa.

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