Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
September 2023
1 Year
Higher Certificate
NFQ Level 6
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline:


Name: Anne Marie Hayes
Email: Telephone: +353-61-213145

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Brief Description

Next Intake - September 2023

Applications will open in April 2023

The Higher Certificate in HRM and the Digital Workplace is a Level 6 programme offered on a blended basis with a mixture of online and on-campus delivery. The programme has a strong practical emphasis and provides an introductory qualification in people management.


The programme is delivered on a blended learning basis in the following two ways:

  1. Lecture material for each module is provided to students through recorded videos and posted online for students to engage with at any time.
  2. Contact time with lecturers is through four in-person on campus sessions each semester and attendance is required. All on campus days take place from 9am-6pm in the Kemmy Business School. The on-campus days involve discussions and practical exercises and are not recorded.

Autumn Semester 2023/24: on-campus days

Wednesday 13th September 2023

Wednesday 4th October 2023

Wednesday 25th October 2023

Wednesday 15th November 2023

Spring Semester 2023/24: on-campus days

31st January 2024

21st February 2024

13th March 2024

3rd April 2024

Autumn Semester Spring Semester
  • Introduction to People Management
  • Fundamentals of Employment Relations
  • Employee Resourcing Skills and Digitalisation
  • Fundamentals of Organisational Behaviour
  • Fundamentals of Learning and Development
  • Evidence-Based HRM and the Digital Workplace


Students are assessed through continuous assessment throughout the semester. Each module has 2 assessments which can be a mixture of written assignments, presentations and role plays.

Applicants are also required to have a minimum of two years work experience with at least six months supervisory experience. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy applies and Applicants are required to complete a form outlining details of their previous work experience and any evidence of previous courses.

Applicants are required to complete a Recognition of prior learning (RPL) form where they give details of their work experience, previous courses and informal learning experiences. RPL is a process which seeks to acknowledge all forms of learning. Successful applicants are then awarded 60 ECTS credits upon entry and another 60 ECTS credits on successful completion of the one year programme.

Applicants are required to hold five passes in the Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent). Five passes means Five O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or five H7 (Higher Level) grades. Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics and Irish also satisfies the minimum entry requirements.

For those not possessing a pass in five subjects, relevant experience and/or evidence of other part-time courses may also be considered.

What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

  • Your Recognition of Prior Learning form.
  • Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts from previous qualifications for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
  • Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
  • RPL Form 
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:
    • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
    •  If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
      • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
      • English language competency certificate

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EU Fees: €2,108

Non EU Fees: €4,826

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