In recent years the HR profession has been shifting away from a traditional “service” perspective towards an analytical and behavioural focus of the role. Professionals working in HR need appropriate up to date knowledge combined with business skills, that is why this programme places HRM at the heart of organisational management in a rapidly changing, ever more complex, and increasingly global marketplace. This highly interactive and engaging programme provides a very effective practical overview of the latest thinking and case developments in HRM in order to allow for both competencies and skills development. It is aimed at those who have been given, or who are about to be given, operational responsibility for aspects of HRM and those who wish to progress into a career in HRM. It is also aimed at those who are stimulated by the growing recognition of the strategic significance of HRM in the modern organisation and those who wish to use the programme as a launchpad for further studies in HRM in due course.
September 2020 Online Option
For September 2020 intake only, students have the option of taking the entire diploma programme online. We will be teaching on a hybrid basis but on-campus time will be limited due to social distancing requirements that need to be adhered to.
Programme Aims and Objectives
The programme provides a very effective practical overview of the latest thinking and case developments in HRM in order to provide both a conceptual and practical basis for student learning. The programme is highly interactive, the enjoyment of class discussion by students being a major feature of the programme.
On completion of the programme students should have acquired the skills to:
Provide learners with an understanding of Human Resource Management principles and functions.
Appreciate the strategic and operational significance of modern HRM.
Appraise the key factors to drive motivation through performance management.
Analyse the key role of HR in organisational communication and in implementing change programmes.
Explore current trends and the impact of technology.
Click here to view provisional 2020 timetable.
To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Human Resource Management, students will be required to complete two assignments (50% each) for the year-long Diploma. Students enrolled in the 12-week intensive programme will have to complete a written assignment (50%) and an exam (50%).
Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).