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Diploma in Human Resource Management

Diploma in Human Resource Management


Learn the appropriate skills and knowledge essential for effective human resource management.

Comprehensive Human Resource Management course designed to enhance your career prospects in the area of Human Resource Management within an organisation.

Why study Human Resource Management at Griffith College?

The Diploma in Human Resource Management is offered on a part-time basis over a 24-week period. The learner will be introduced to the main HRM theories, and these will provide a conceptual and practical platform for participant learning.

  • Learn how to explain the significance of HRM Management to ensure a successful work environment.
  • Draw on your own experience to develop a clearer understanding of HRM.
  • A comprehensive overview of the techniques and principles and how to manage these effectively amongst staff members.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM).

Dublin Intake Dates

We have two intakes for this course commencing:

  • September*

  • February*

*subject to sufficient numbers

See timetable for course dates.


Cork Intake Dates

We have one intake for this course:

  • September 2019*

*subject to sufficient numbers


Limerick Intake Dates

We have one intake for this course:

  • February 2019*

  • September 2019

*subject to sufficient numbers

See if you qualify for funding for this course (Limerick only).

What our students say

"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
Business Management

The objectives of this module are to provide learners with a clear understanding of the concepts and management functions of all businesses. To examine the environmental factors that influence management decisions. Furthermore, this module enables learners to understand the role of management in managing people.

  • The History of Management
  • Management Concepts and functions
  • Management and Planning
  • Management and Organising
  • Management and Staffing
  • Management and Control
  • Management and the Business Environment
  • Management and Ethics
Organisation Behaviour

This module is designed to provide learners with a clear insight into the behaviours within an organisation which can impact on a company’s effectiveness. The importance of having an understanding of organisational behaviour is vital from both the individual and management’s perspective. This module focuses on the interrelationship between the individual, the group dynamic and the internal environment within an organisation.

  • The Organisational Setting
  • Organisational Structure and Design
  • Organisation Culture and Change
  • Organisational Control and Power
  • Work Groups and Teams in Organisations
  • Work Motivation and Job Satisfaction
  • Diversity and Individual Differences
  • The Nature of Learning
  • Organisational Strategy & Ethics
Legal Aspects of Business

This module is an introductory law module for business learners, which provides an overview of the Irish legal system with particular emphasis on aspects of law which impinge on businesses as they operate. The focus is on Irish law but many aspects of European Law is also highlighted and discussed. The primary and central focus of the module is the application of law within business structures after the skills and knowledge have been taught. The focus of this module is to provide learners with a comprehensive overview of the important aspects of law which affect businesses in operation in Ireland and the European Union.

  • An Introduction to the Irish Legal System.
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Company Law
  • Introduction to EU Law
Human Resource Management

This module aims to introduce learners to the main areas that an employer should or in most cases, are legally obliged to attend to with regard to the employment and management of people. It examines processes, practices, and procedures associated with HRM management and administration.

  • Introduction
  • Recruitment and selection of staff
  • Employee/employer communication and engagement
  • Performance management and reward
  • Policies and procedures
  • Employment law
  • International HRM
  • Training and development of staff
  • Strategic HRM

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, 18th September 2019 in Griffith College Dublin .  Contact [email protected] for further information.

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

Dublin - Year 2019 Semester 1
  • Sep: 18, 25
  • Oct:  02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Nov: 13, 20, 27
  • Dec: 04, 11

Please Note: 2019 course dates and times are subject to change.

Dublin - Year 2020 Semester 2
  • Feb: 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Mar:  04, 11, 25
  • Apr: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Please Note: 2020 course dates and times are subject to change.

Cork Campus

This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at Griffith College Cork. 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.​

Semester 1- 2019

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

Semester 2- 2020

  • Feb: 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Mar: 04, 11, 25
  • Apr: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Note: Course dates and times are subject to change.

Limerick Campus - February 2019

This course is scheduled to commence on Monday the 4th of February 2019 in Griffith College Limerick. Contact [email protected] for further information.

Feb: 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar: 4, 11, 25
Apr: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May: 6

Note: Course dates and times are subject to change.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

Mature Students 

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.

Under 23 Years 

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include Maths and a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language).

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

How to Apply 

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

Annual Fees

Study Mode: Part-time

Fee: EUR 2000.00


Study Mode: Part-time

Fee: EUR 1,400.00


Study Mode: Part-time

Fee: EUR 1,350.00

Additional exam & registration fee of 154 pounds sterling payable direct to ICM.

See if you qualify for funding for this course.


Academic Progression

Participants who successfully complete and pass assignments/examinations for these modules may be eligible for advanced entry to the BA (Hons) in Business Studies degree course through the College policy of Advanced Prior Learning (APL).


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