The Higher Diploma in Human Resource Development (Learning and Development) aims to provide a structured professional development opportunity for mid-career learning and development professionals who are moving to or aim to move to a management position. This intensive 12 month programme comprehensively covers the role of the HRD professional in todays world. It provides a solid grounding on which you can progress your career in this field and support the delivery of your current role. The programme has been developed in partnership with the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) and upon completion, graduates of this programme can apply for professional membership of the IITD.
The Higher Diploma in Human Resource Development (Learning and Development) has developed its course content in line with professional practice. The course provides the skills needed to understand organisational trends, and learning and organisational development in response to change.
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
1. Critically analyse the interplay between internal and external contextual factors and their role in the strategic pathway choices for HRD.
2. Evaluate the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of todays HRD professionals and deploy a competency based approach to developing oneself through engagement with CPD planning.
3. Critically apply appropriate theoretical frameworks to understand the HRD function in their own organisations in terms of formation, delivery and evaluation
4. Critically assess the extent to which learning is embedded in their own organisations
5. Deploy appropriate HRD metrics and analytics to support key organisation stakeholders in making, informed decisions to enhance the overall effectiveness of the organisations human resources function
6. Engage in academic-based research and enquiry into a specific domain area of HRD considered to be of strategic importance to their own organisations.