Course summary

Our accredited Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) training will equip you with the skills and knowledge to take advantage of this simple and effective agile framework, used by Fortune 500 companies all over the world. You’ll sharpen your product development and teamwork skills, become a better communicator and gain a globally-recognised professional certification which adds value to your CV. 

Delivered by a certified Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), this two-day course covers the first of three levels of Professional Scrum Master™ certification training. It provides a concentrated study of the principles, theory and competences supporting the Scrum framework and how to use it to optimise productivity and effectiveness. It prepares you to sit and pass the first level of professional certification. On successfully passing the PSM 1 exam, you’ll receive the industry recognised PSM 1 Certification to demonstrate your fundamental level of Scrum mastery from Scrum.org.  

The scrum master framework focuses on providing early business value to business users. Projects, product delivery and enhancement are divided into short bursts of work referred to as ‘sprints’ that last no more than one calendar month. At the end of each sprint, the team holds a sprint review to review progress and agree what to do next. Immediately after the review, the team inspects its own performance to encourage continuous improvement. 

Who is the course aimed at?

The Professional Scrum Master course is targeted at Scrum Masters and anyone else responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum. Any team member, team manager or person who is looking to know how to lead in an agile organisation can benefit from this course. This may include but is not limited to: project and product managers, development and QA managers, existing Scrum Masters who want to improve their skill set, business analysts, product owners, developers, QA/testers, team leads, managers, and architects. Indeed Scrum practitioners may come from non-technical backgrounds, e.g. marketing, legal, HR. 

Further information

The two-day course costs £735. Please note that no VAT is payable on our short courses and the course fee includes:

  • all training
  • the latest version of the official Scrum Guide™ (2017)
  • access before and during your course to additional materials and learning resources via Blackboard 
  • certificate of attendance
  • PSM I assessment* and certificate

 *Please note that you will be provided with a password to sit the assessment. Resits are not included in the course fee with the exception of class participants who attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85%. In this scenario, you will be granted a second attempt at no additional cost.

Discounts and offers

We are now offering a 15% discount on our Professional Scrum Master course fee to University of Westminster alumni. Sign up now to start your new journey with us.

Course structure

On this course, you'll gain a deeper understanding of professional Scrum roles, events and artefacts, including your own role as a Scrum Master to encourage performance at the highest level. The objectives of the course are to:  

  • Provide a clear understanding of the rules of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum. 
  • Enable you to act as a Scrum Master for Scrum teams as well as stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership. 
  • Enable you to effectively start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway.

Topics covered include: Agile Basics; complexity and Scrum theory; The Scrum Framework; the Definition of Done; The role of the Scrum Master; Scrum values and teams; Scrum in your organisation. 

Once you have completed the course, you will receive a password to sit the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) exam (the cost of which is included in your course fee). You may be entitled to a free second attempt if your first attempt is taken within 14 days. Those who pass the assessment will receive the industry recognised PSM I Certification to demonstrate their fundamental level of Scrum mastery.

Day 1 

  • The Scrum Framework
  • Complexity and empiricism
  • Origins of Agile
  • Scrum values and teams
  • Scrum roles

Day 2 

  • Scrum events
  • Scrum artifacts
  • Prioritisation
  • Estimating
  • Scaling and projects

Entry requirements

This course is taught in English and the online Professional Scrum Master™ examinations are also in English , so a good working knowledge of the language is essential. There are no formal entry requirements and the course is aimed at anybody involved with product or project delivery using Agile and particularly the Scrum framework. 

Course accreditation

Scrum is one of the biggest sub-groups of the agile project management methodology and, as more and more businesses start to understand the benefits of agile working practices, qualified scrum masters are in increasingly high demand. Scrum focuses on providing business value to business users in the minimum time.

When you pass the PSM I assessment, you will receive the globally-recognised `PSM I' certification, along with a PSM I logo that you can use to identify your achievement. In addition, your name will be posted publicly for colleagues, managers and potential employers to see.

Professional Scrum certifications are yours for life with no renewal costs to retain them. Once you pass the assessment, you will retain that certification, you will be listed on the Scrum.org website and remain there forever with no additional future costs. You will also receive a certificate of attendance from the University of Westminster.

Our tutors

As an accredited Professional Scrum Master training course, this course is delivered by a Certified Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), approved by Scrum.org, which guarantees the highest quality Scrum training, including the most advanced training materials. 

John Coleman

John Coleman is an active practitioner of agility in FMCG, finance, telecoms, utilities, retail and supply chain. Co-author of The Kanban Guide. He is a Professional Kanban trainer (PKT), Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and LeSS Friendly Scrum Trainer (LSFT).

A former software developer, John specialises in measurement and executive agility for the entire organisation, working at all levels. With a teaching style described as 'invitation over imposition', testimonials can be found on Trustpilot, Google, and VocalReferences. John holds a BA in Computer Studies and Economics.

Learning outcomes

For you

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • contribute, manage and successfully deliver products, services and projects to a high standard 
  • join an international network of professional scrum masters
  • raise your profile within your organisation and increase your contribution
  • improve your future employability with relevant and up-to-date professional certification

For your employer

The course will help your organisation to:

  • complete products and projects effectively, quickly, efficiently and within shorter timescales
  • deliver value more effectively in a customer centric way 
  • manage risk more proactively
  • encourage creativity and innovation within products, projects and teams
  • improve product, project and team accountability and increase the clarity and transparency of operational processes
  • prioritise and gain results from different elements of products/projects without waiting for the whole product/project to be completed 


This course is currently closed, please keep an eye on this page for future dates.

If you are interested in this course, please fill out our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch when bookings re-open.



This onsite course is taught at our Marylebone Campus in central London, within easy walking distance of Regent's Park and Marylebone High Street.

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