Course Description

Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

Learn the appropriate skills and knowledge essential for effective human resource management.

Comprehensive Human Resource Management (HRM) course designed to enhance your HRM career prospects within an organisation.

This course is validated by Griffith College. This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the modules are drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated degree programmes.

Why study Human Resource Management at Griffith College?

The Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management will provide students with the appropriate skills and knowledge essential for effective human resource management in an organisation. It explores the relationship between an organisation’s strategy, its culture and its HRM policies and procedures.

The course is aimed at a wide audience. Today, it is absolutely necessary that all businesses and service providers understand the impact and potential of new procedures and how best to leverage these for business purposes. This course is aimed at those looking to build an effective presence, and will be of interest particularly to those who own a business or manage a HRM department. It will also be of interest to those who are involved in employee relations, who specifically need to gain a greater understanding of the proliferation of human resource management techniques that users now expect businesses to be present on and be willing to engage on. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the techniques and principles and how to manage these effectively amongst staff members.

  • Learn the key human resource management principles and practices to improve business operations.
  • Gain knowledge of business techniques to inform best practice human resource management.
  • Understand the essential aspects of Irish law to the operation of a business.
  • Analyse how human resource management has evolved and continues to evolve
  • Draw on your own experience to develop a clearer understanding of HRM.

College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Business, Human Resources & Personnel
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Duration 24 Weeks
Course Times September 2024: Exams will take place on campus for courses delivered on campus and online. It is mandatory to attend exams in person. On-Campus Delivery - This course will next commence on Wednesday, 7th February 2024. It will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​ Online Delivery: This course will next commence on Thursday, 8th February 2024. It will run one evening per week (Thursday) from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm over 24 weeks.​
Awarding Body Institute of Commercial Management
Title of Awarding Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management
Entry Requirements All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office. Applicants under 23 years of age: Minimum of 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language) in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award Or FETAC Level 5 Full Award with 3 Distinctions Applicants over 23 years of age (Mature students): Direct Entry - If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.
Career Path Graduates from this programme may develop their skills further by completing a BA in Business Degree or BA (Hons) in Business Degree (HRM) at Griffith College and will be considered for exemptions.
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