Acquire the skills in modern human resource management to aid them in developing a career


  • Delivered in Classroom or Online
  • Choose to study at your own pace or with our timetabled classes
  • Choose to sign up with a deposit on our Instalment Plan options

Prices Starting At €895


Study in a classroom environment one evening a week.

  • City Centre Location
  • Fully Interactive Limited Class Size
  • 10 Weeks, 1 evening per week
  • Starts 27th April 2023
  • 6.30 to 9.30pm

Price from €995

(Instalment Price: €1095)

Live Online

Live online training with real-time instructor-student interaction.

  • Live & fully online
  • Archived for review
  • 10 Weeks, 1 evening per week
  • Starts 27th April 2023
  • 6.30 to 9.30pm

Price from €895

(Instalment Price: €995)

Human resources (HR) is a department that manages the employee life cycle. This includes recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, performance management, administering benefits, compensation and cessation of contracts.

Our HR course will ensure students have acquired skills in modern human resource management to aid them in developing a career in Human Resources. Students will develop key skills in areas such as Human Resource Management concepts, strategies and policies which are applicable to companies in industries across the world.

City Colleges HR Course focuses on the following;

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • The Strategic Context for HRM Today
  • HRM Practice in Ireland
  • International HRM
  • The Labour Market
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Employee Engagement
  • Reward Management
  • Appraising Performance
  • Learning & Development
  • Industrial Relations Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Managing Stress
  • Emerging Trends and Issues in HRM
  • Leadership and management

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding the Professional Diploma.

This HR Course is assessed by way of written examination (70%) and MCQ (30%).

Tracy O’Brien

Tracy O’Brien is Managing Director of The People Password Ltd., a business which focuses on unlocking the potential in people through business strategy and management solutions, training, coaching, mentoring, mediation and positive HR Solutions.

A former HR Director, Tracy established this business to bring her passion for and experience in delivering business results through people to CEOs, Business Owners,  HR Departments and Individuals.

A Psychologist with over 20 years board level and generalist HR and business leadership experience, Tracy works with senior teams to develop business strategy and improve the effectiveness of the team. Her career in business and HR saw her lead a Company to international accreditation as best employers under her strategic and operational vison and execution. Tracy’s training programmes have been shortlisted for awards by the IITD and The Education Awards.

Tracy holds a number of non-executive director positions and has experience in successfully managing simultaneous and varied multi-million-euro projects to achieve immediate and

long-term positive impact on revenue, profit and overall corporate value.  Tracy is also a Lecturer with UCD Professional Academy and South East Technological University and the HR Trainer for ISME.

Tracy is a Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and is an active member of the MII (Mediation Institute of Ireland) and EAWOP (European Association of Work & Organisation Psychology ). Tracy is also a member of the judging panel for the European Business Awards and a member of the Advisory Council of Digital Business Ireland as well as Chairperson of its HR Committee.

Course Award

A City College’s Professional Diploma Course is a focused, practical programme designed and delivered by an industry practitioner, that consolidates, upskills or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications that indicate that you have been trained in a particular area or specific subject matter.

City College Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study here by their organisation.

Corporate Training

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact for further details.

Who Should Apply?

This course is aimed at individuals looking to retrain or upskill to become HR Professionals. You may also be considering more robust qualifications such as CIPD, Bachelor or Masters programmes in the field of HR but first want to establish a grounding in this subject area.

You will also benefit from this course if you want to gain practical knowledge and understanding in the area of Human Resources. If you have a passion and drive to improve your own workplace practices and create work efficiencies within your own organisation.

Related Courses

Diploma in Hotel Management Human Resources

Diploma in Workplace Inclusion

Further Information

Please call the College on +353 1 416 0034 or email

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