Human Resources Practice (CIPD) / Acmhainní Daonna

Programme Title: Diploma in Human Resources Practice (CIPD) Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Approved Programme



Members of the CIPD who have completed either the CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice (or the previous CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice*) and are working in the field of Human Resources and wish to develop their knowledge and skills; OR have the responsibility for Human Resources activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist function.

This diploma is designed for people who have successfully completed the CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Human Resource Practice.

The course is structured to progress the CIPD HR Profession Map membership criteria. It provides as such a more practical understanding of role of HR in the enhancement of critical skills, to develop your career and enables you to increase your contribution to the HR function.

CIPD is launching its new programme in 2021.  It is important to note that the current Foundation Diploma in Human Resource Practice is no less valuable. Those who successfully complete the course retain their standing as Associate members of CIPD.

Upon successful completion of the programme. Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice), you will be awarded the CIPD Foundation Diploma in HR Practice.

Acquiring this qualification is therefore another significant step in achieving further recognition and advancement in your HR career.

There are 3 modules:

  • Coaching Skills
  • Mentoring Skills
  • Change Management

Assessments for the programme are designed to equip you with the ability to apply learning in your organisation and in your work role.

Accordingly, assessment is by:

  • Demonstrating practical skills
  • Short work-based reports
  • A self-assessment of your experience and contribution to the programme
  • Evaluation, explanation, and comparison case study exercises

15 Weeks 1 Semester, September to January

Modules are timetabled on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 10 pm, along with one Saturday skills workshops during the course.

  • Start date: 20th September 2021
  • Finish date: 26th January 2022

Applications for September 2021 are now closed.

For queries on the application process please contact:

Or call the Lifelong Learning Team on: 01 220 7432

Students can choose to progress onto the following human resource management programmes at TU Dublin.

  • B.Sc. Human Resource Management
  • M.Sc. Human Resource Management
TU Code





Foundation Diploma in Human Resources Practice (CIPD)


1 Semester

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2021





Fees (Non-EU)


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