Certificate in Applied HR Management for Irish Hotels and Guesthouses

certificate in Applied HRM
Microcredential / Short Course
12 Weeks
Validated by
Blended Learning
Dublin Main Campus
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

Are you interested in progressing within the hotel industry by enhancing your skills in recruiting, selecting, and developing teams?

The course has been developed in collaboration with the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Skillnet.

This course is designed for professionals in the hotel sector to develop the participants' management capabilities, enabling them to build, motivate and manage successful teams and individuals. This programme has been created to specifically address the identified needs of staff who are involved in recruiting, selecting and developing teams in the hotel sector.

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Why Study Applied HRM for Irish Hotels and Guesthouses at Griffith College?

This course was designed in response to the challenges facing the hotel industry, including the difficulty it has in attracting, developing, and retaining the talent required to face the future. The industry has recognised a requirement for managers in this sector to be supported and provided with further education in order to skillfully address the needs of their people.

The Applied Human Resource Management course delivers key objectives for staff in an HR role in the hotel industry so that they can:

  • Recognise the key factors involved in human resource management to develop the capacity for hotels and guesthouses to achieve greater success through people.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the major HR issues involved in managing a diverse and multicultural workforce.
  • Identify the key factors involved in building, motivating, retaining and developing teams of people
  • Apply best practice skills in recruitment and selection, talent retention, team building, employment law, performance management and motivation.


Lecturer Testimonials

Hear what some of our Lecturers say about this course


“You can build a palace, but you need people to run it. This programme is designed to do just that! The emphasis is on developing quality skills for those who are responsible for recruiting, selecting, motivating, rewarding, team building and developing staff in the hotel sector”

Angela Harvey

- Programme Director


“My teaching goals are to provide a positive and stimulating learning environment, which meets the needs of individuallearners and enables them to achieve their personal, professional and educational goals.”

Deirdre Gorman

- Programme Lecturer

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - Blended - September 2024

Course Details

Course Content

  • General Human Resource Management Principles in the Hotel Sector
    Apply Human Resource Management theory and best practices appropriately.
  • Performance Management and Team Building
    Analyse best practices in performance appraisal systems and their impact on motivation and business competitiveness.
  • Recruitment and Selection
    Appraise key factors and challenges in the recruitment and selection processes.
  • Employment Law
    Assess the implications of disciplinary and grievance procedures and employment law in the hotel sector in Ireland.
  • Employee Development
    Identify the appropriate mentoring, career planning and team-building practices to support staff development and retention.
  • Diversity Management
    Appraise the key factors and challenges in managing a diverse workforce.

Course Contact

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at [email protected] 

or 01 415 0429.


This course will run on Wednesday over 12 weeks through blended delivery.

On-campus classes will run from 1pm to 4pm, and online classes (live using Zoom) will run from 9.30am  to 12.30pm.


This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday 25th September 2024.

Year 2024

Sep: 25

Oct: 02*, 09*, 16*, 23*, 30*

Nov: 06*, 20, 27*

Dec: 04*, 11, 18*


*Online Delivery

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

  • The Applied Human Resource Management programme is designed for those working in human resources supervisory and management roles in the hotel sector with a minimum of 12 Months experience.

English Language:
​If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. 

Applicants under 23 years of age:
Minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award
QQI FETAC Level 5 Full Award

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.

For further information, please contact a member of the Griffith College Professional Academy team by email at [email protected] or by phone on 01-4150429.


Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.

This course is subsidised by IHF Skillnet funding. To discuss pricing and eligibility, please contact Dervla O’Neill by email at [email protected] or by phone at 086 0836626.


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