Diploma in Human Resource Management

Develop your people management skills

11 weeks part-time
Start Date:
Back on-campus Jan 22
Thursday (6.30pm-9.30pm)
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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 Overview

A key element of this programme is the alignment and linkage of HR management to business strategy. If you are (or wish to become) involved in or responsible for making 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. A strong focus on key HR concepts, in terms of recruitment and training, is supported through this programme.

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).

Course Content

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. In addition, you will learn how to use key techniques to support strategic HRM decision-making processes.


  • Definitions and key activities of human resource management (HRM)
  • Structure of the human resource function
  • HR legal environment
  • The strategic role of HRM
  • Individual and group behaviour
  • Managing team development
  • Performance planning, objective setting, evaluation and management
  • Motivation and leadership
  • Strategic human resource and employment planning
  • Job analysis, design and specification setting
  • Recruitment, selection and probation
  • Retention, training and development, training needs analysis
  • Grievance and disciplinary processes
  • Reward and benefits management and compensation administration
  • Organisational career management
  • Employee relations – culture, arbitration, negotiations
  • International HRM – influence of diversity and multi-national companies and cultures


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).

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

In mid-August 2018, there were over 1,350 opportunities in human resources advertised on indeed.com for Ireland.

Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.


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

“I am thrilled to have received a Distinction Award in my Diploma in Human Resource Management from IBAT College Dublin.”

Brianne McGrath, IBAT Distinction Award in my Diploma in Human Resource Management

Brianne McGrath Optilase

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

Don’t miss out because you’re unsure.

You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Contact Us" or "Apply Online" options below or at the top of the page, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055 
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We also have flexible payment plans, please contact 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.

We look forward to meeting you.


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