The Human Resource Management Diploma in Higher Education is intended for HR practitioners specialising in Training and Development, who wish to enhance their existing skills and knowledge through the application of theory to practice.
Diploma courses covers topics such as Examining organisational behaviour, HRM, employee relations & employment development allowing for debate on the importance of the HR function and whether HR needs to be linked directly to organisational structure to work effectively.
The Human Resource Management Diploma in Higher Education programme consists of 12 modules, which are assessed by assignments. Alternatively, a Certificate holder would pursue 6 modules, which builds on existing academic experience gained from the Certificate or other broadly equivalent courses.
On completion of the Diploma HRM, graduates will be able to demonstrate how an understanding of the issues involved in HRM can assist the HR manager in managing staff effectively. They will gain the skills to compare and contrast formal and informal learning, be able to discuss the merits of each, and discuss how effective employee development can impact upon an organisation’s performance.
Successful Graduates tend to grow towards executive positions within the human resources and training department.
- Diploma holders can enhance their expertise by pursuing a BSc HRM and Training.
Each of the available qualifications (BSc, Diploma or Certificate) has different entry requirements.
We may also be able to recognise previous study and work experience so that you can begin studying at the diploma or bachelors level.
Or we will consider equivalent qualifications (in level and content) to the Diploma, plus substantial relevant work experience. Please note that we can only consider qualifications taken within the past five years.
For entry at diploma level applicants must have completed the certificate or an equivalent qualification and also demonstrate substantial relevant work experience.
Academic Writing Skills
All students on the course begin their studies with a short introductory module called Academic Writing Skills. This prepares you for the academic requirements of the course and introduces you to the range of resources available to ensure you are confident as you progress to your first module.
Workplace Learning and Human Resource Management
This module considers the nature of workplace learning with particular reference to informal modes of learning at work. The material also covers the impact of workplace learning on the employment relationship and examines various methods used by organisations to identify learning needs.
Organisational Behaviour and Employee Development
This module critically considers both formal and informal systems of predicting individual behaviour then explores the psychology of group membership and the dynamic interactions that occur between individuals and the collective identity, purpose and behaviour of the group. The latter part of the module examines how organisational and employee development can establish a shared sense of purpose and a commitment in order to manage change.
Management in Organisations
This module provides students with an understanding of what is meant by an organisation and the context within which learning is provided to its members. It introduces them to the theory and practice of management within the organisation, and considers the emerging importance of leadership, HRM, and how the two functions are interrelated in modern organisations. Finally, it introduces the concept of the learning organisation and shows how organisations can achieve collective and continuous learning.
Personnel and Human Resource Management
This module reflects on the similarities and differences between personnel management and HRM. It looks at the contemporary use of information technology in organisations. The module then explores the various stages of HR resourcing, from manpower planning through job analysis to recruitment and selection of individuals. Lastly, this module examines the legal framework which underpins the terms of conditions of employment.
Culture and the International Context
This module seeks to identify important global processes and examines how these processes affect human resource management and the national environments in which HRM situates. It also identifies the rise of multinational corporations (MNCs) within the ‘convergence-divergence’ debate.
The emphasis of the case study – which is very different from that of the dissertation – is to use a workplace environment to examine a HR concept, model or principle that the student comes across in previous modules, such as team working and mentoring.