Human Resource Management

The Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) explains how organisations effectively manage people. It does this by analysing the aims of the HRM function and by detailing its key features. A one-year part-time programme, it is suitable for those who have no prior knowledge of HRM but are keen to understand the principles, laws and practices that determine the management of staff in the modern workplace.

Diploma in Human Resource Management

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

A blend of distance education and weekend seminars at the IPA. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade C in two higher level papers and grade D in four other subjects. The papers passed must include Irish, English and a third language. 

OR

Mature students (students over 21 on January 1 of the calendar year of entry) may enter a programme without the above qualifications. 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 7 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2018

Application Deadline

September 2018

Fees

The cost of the programme is €2,750 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in one or two instalments. 

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The Programme

The Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) explains how organisations effectively manage people. It does this by analysing the aims of the HRM function and by detailing its key features. A one-year part-time programme, it is suitable for those who have no prior knowledge of HRM but are keen to understand the principles, laws and practices that determine the management of staff in the modern workplace.

Is This Programme for you?

Yes, if you would like a solid grounding and accredited qualification in the fundamentals of HRM in just one year. The flexible delivery method will particularly appeal to those who, perhaps due to work or domestic commitments, would prefer to study at a time and place of their choosing. The Diploma appeals to those interested in careers in the public and the private sector, exploring ideas and practices common to both. 

Subjects
Human Resource Management

This course covers several specific topics in the HRM field, including manpower planning, performance management, managing change, health and safety, employment legislation and strategic management

Employee Relations and Law

This course addresses the key topic of employee relations, examining how such relations can determine an organisation’s success or otherwise. It considers the main provisions of employment law, participation and partnership in the workforce, health and safety legislation and managerial strategies for healthy employee relations.

Employee Resourcing, Development and Performance Management

A key requirement of the HRM function in any organisation is to obtain suitable employees and to develop their skills and knowledge. This course examines the elements of this requirement, including recruitment and selection, selection interviewing and tests and the principles and processes of performance management.

Human Resource Leadership and Strategy

The evolving nature of the modern organisation requires clear leadership to determine objectives and a clear HR strategy to secure those objectives. This course examines, among other things, leadership theories, HR strategies in a globalised world, the strategic management of human capital and HR strategy in the public sector. 

Assessment

Students complete assignments over the course of the year and sit examinations in all four subjects. 

Prospectus

Undergraduate Prospectus 2018 / 2019

Full details of IPA undergraduate programmes are also available in our prospectus, which can be viewed or downloaded here.

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