Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management

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Type
Professional / Short Course
Duration
24 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.00pm – 9.30pm)
Validated by
Griffith College
Mode
Part-Time / Online
Campus
Dublin Main Campus / Cork / Dublin City Centre
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Course Overview

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.

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - Part-Time - September 2024
  • Cork - Part-Time - September 2024
  • Dublin - City Centre - Part-Time - September 2024
  • Dublin - Online - September 2024
  • Dublin - City Centre - Part-Time - February 2025
  • Dublin - Online - February 2025
  • Dublin - Part-Time - February 2025
  • Dublin - Online - September 2025

What our students say

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"As a recent graduate of the Diploma in HR management, I can say that it has transformed my understanding and proficiency in the field of HR. The courses' well-thought-out design helped me to apply my knowledge to a variety of situations by fusing academic knowledge with useful case studies and real-world experiences. Anyone wishing to improve their job chances and have a significant effect in the human resources industry should definitely choose this program"
Mercedes Zurdo
Diploma in Human Resource Management
HR
"The course offers a lot of practical elements, demonstrating how to apply various techniques in the workplace and this is what I most enjoyed about the programme. The lecturers were extremely helpful throughout my studies and this made the course a lot more enjoyable."
Elaine Kelly
Diploma in Human Resource Management

Course Details

Modules

On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Assess the roles and skills of managers at various levels of the business hierarchy
  • Examine the core management functions needed to manage a business
  • Apply the tools and techniques of management and assess the changing environment in which organisations operate
  • Discuss the importance of corporate social responsibility and ethics as critical elements of management practice
  • Demonstrate and apply key managerial skills, ie analysis, critical thinking, decision-making, time management and report writing

On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the challenges organisations face in uncertain times
  • Explain and discuss the impact of power, conflict and politics on organisational behaviours
  • Recognise the role of organisational theory in contemporary settings
  • Identify possible causes of individual and group ineffectiveness

On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of law to the operation of business in Ireland
  • Describe the essential aspects of the law of contract, negligence and employment law and their impact on businesses and to be able to apply the core principles in a practical manner
  • Explain the legal structure of business, including limited liability and the full life cycle of business from formation to winding up
  • Explain the role of ethics in business and identify ethical issues and their resolution in a business/organisational context
  • Recognise the ethical concerns in situations faced by managers at all levels of business organisations, and analyse these situations and present solutions while reflecting on one's own ethical values and standards

On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the essential elements of human resource  management and ethical practices in organisations
  • Discuss the importance of the link between human resources and an organisation's success
  • Explain the importance of the employment relationship in terms of the changing legislation and its impact on organisations
  • Discuss how human resource management has evolved and continues to change
  • display critical ability in terms of the application of human resource activities in organisational settings

Timetables

Exams will take place on campus for courses delivered on campus and online. It is mandatory to attend exams in person.

Dublin Main Campus: This course will next commence on Wednesday, 25th September 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, 26th September 2024. It will run one evening per week (Thursday) from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Dublin City Centre: This next intake of this course will commence on w/c 18 September 2023. It will run one evening per week from 18.15 - 21.45 over two 12-week semesters, course dates outlined below.​

Cork Campus: This course will next commence on Wednesday, 20th September 2023. It will run one evening per week from 6.30pm - 9.45pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Campus Timetables

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

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.

 

Year 2024 – Semester 1

  • Sep: 25
  • Oct: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Nov:13, 20, 27
  • Dec: 04, 11, 18

 

Year 2025 - Semester 2

  • Feb: 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Mar: 05, 12, 26
  • Apr: 02, 09, 16, 23
  • May: 01

 

Course dates are subject to change. Contact [email protected] for further information.

Classes will be delivered live online using Zoom and will commence on Thursday, 26th September 2024.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Thursday) from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

 

Year 2024 - Semester 1

  • Sep: 26
  • Oct: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Nov: 14, 21, 28
  • Dec: 05, 12, 19

 

Year 2025 - Semester 2

  • Feb: 06

 

Course dates are subject to change. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This course is scheduled to commence w/c 18 September 2023.

Contact [email protected] for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week from 6.00pm - 9.30pm course dates outlined below.​

  • Sept:  
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Spring 2024 

  • Feb: 
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Please note course evenings and times are subject to change.

This course is scheduled to commence in February 2024.

Contact [email protected] or 01 4150450 for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week over two 12-week semesters, course dates outlined below.​

  • Feb: 
  • Mar: 
  • Apr: 
  • May: 

Please note course dates and times are subject to change.

This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, 20th September 2023.

Contact [email protected] for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.30pm - 9.45pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Year 2023

  • Sept: 20, 27
  • Oct: 04,11,18,25
  • Nov: 01, 15, 22, 29
  • Dec: 06, 13

Note: Course dates and times are subject to change.

Semester 2 is scheduled to commence in  February 2024. 

Contact [email protected] for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.30pm - 9.45pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

 

Year 2024

  • Feb: 07, 14, 21, 28
  • Mar: 06, 13, 27
  • Apr: 03, 10, 17, 24
  • May: 01

Note: Course dates and times are subject to change.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

How to Apply 

Directly to Griffith College

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.

Fees

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

Dublin Part Time: EUR 2,000

Early Booking Discount: Pay a €250 deposit before 30th June and receive a 10% discount. 

Dublin Part Time: EUR 2,000

Cork Part Time: EUR 1,650

Progression

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