Diploma in Human Resource Management

Develop your people management skills

11 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
26th September (Online)
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €980
On-Campus: €1395

This course is starting in Sep 2024, Book Now!!


Human resource management is the practice of staff recruitment, training, management, retention, development, and industrial relations.

Successful organisations are built on the strength of successful employees and the human resources function is at the heart of achieving this within an organisation.

This course is designed for you:

    • If you interested in developing skills in Human Resource Management (HRM).
    • If you want to gain practical knowledge and understanding in the area of Human Resource Management.
    • If you want to improve your workplace performance and enhance your career and employment prospects in the area of Human Resource Management.

"One of the key success factors of high performing organisations is putting their people first. Today HR executives are challenged to develop efficient and effective, simple yet powerful solutions to the people side of business"

Creating value through HRDeloitte Consulting

"HR should help the business to get where we need to be – faster, and in a more efficient way, whilst also taking the time to analyse and influence the strategy itself"

Donal PrioHR Director, Diageo

Course Details

This programme aligns HR management to business strategy. If you are (or wish to become) involved in or responsible for making HR decisions that have a strategic impact for your organisation, this practical and interactive programme will help you make more effective decisions through the application of HR management.

Through this programme you will gain an understanding of HR processes within an organisation, and the complexities involved. You will be able to explain the importance of HR Management to sustain business success within an organisation. You will gain a firm understanding of the key operational areas within HRM, including recruitment and selection; grievance procedures; training and development processes; employee benefits/wellbeing; and what you need to do to support employee motivation and engagement. The programme is particularly strong on people / human aspects; individual and group behaviour, teams and managing team development, motivation, leadership, employee relations (culture, arbitration and negotiation).

You will learn how to use key techniques to support strategic HRM decision-making processes for both online and in-person HRM activities.


The programme will be assessed through a project (by continuous assessment), which may include assessment of one’s own organisations application of human resource policy to a typical business challenge (through case study).

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Lecturer Profile

Catherine Fitzsimons
Catherine Fitzsimons/ Lecturer in Human Resource Management /
Catherine is a lecturer in Human Resource Management studies and teaches a range of topics including Employment Law, Management and Development, Leadership and Communications. She has extensive experience teaching undergraduate and professional levels in private and public educational institutions in Ireland. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Mediation Institute of Ireland (MII. Catherine, has over 20 years’ generalist experience in Human Resource Management and specialises in the compliance side particularly in the area of employment law and workplace mediation. Academically, she holds both a Master’s in Human Resource Management and a post-graduate in Employment Law and has recently completed a LLM, Master in Laws. She provides an interactive experience for learners to develop practical knowledge and abilities in their studies. https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinefitzsimonsbelgaid

Career Opportunities

This programme will support you to gain practical knowledge and understanding in the whole area of Human Resource Management practice. It will support you to improve your workplace performance and enhance your career and employment prospects in the area of Human Resource Management.

Possible careers within the field of human resource management include roles such as:

  • HR Assistant
  • HR Executive Assistant
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Officer
  • HR Recruitment Assistant



I work in retail concession as a manager an this course gave me excellent skills in supporting my team to succeed in their roles and drive the business and the lecturer was very inspiring.
Jessica Bezerra Diploma in Human Resource Management Graduate
This course greatly benefited me, I've found a new job and it has also greatly improved my skills as a manager.
Ana Maria Talpalaru Diploma in Human Resource Management Graduate
It was an awesome experience!
Michael Maduka Diploma in Human Resource Management Graduate

Entry Requirements

Entry is based on each applicant's own merits and work experience.
No prior academic qualification or professional experience in human resource management is required.
The programme is ideally suited if you wish to develop human resource management practices to better manage your team or organisation, or you are considering a career in this area.

How to Apply

Click on ‘Find out More’ or ‘Book Now’ to reserve your place or enquire more about this course.

You can also book a one to one with one of our course specialists by calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055  or emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also have flexible payment plans, please ‘Find out More’ or call us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.


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Digital Credentials
A Digital Certificate  and Digital Badge will be issued upon successful completion of a project, which may include assessing human resource policies within a business.

What is a Digital Badge?
A micro-credential is a compact credential that verifies the achievement of a skill or knowledge gained. A Digital Badge is a visual representation of having earned a micro-credential which can be shared on various online platforms to showcase the earner’s achievement.

Why have a Digital Badge?
Your Digital Badge and Certificate can be shared on social media channels such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Digital Badges can also be added to email signatures, displayed on resumes or added to recognised achievement platforms such as Badgr, Credly and OpenBadges. These are a great way to communicate your knowledge and skills, and highlight your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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