CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM)

Course Overview

The course is aimed at people seeking to advance their management career in Human Resource Management and Development and will develop their ability to offer a high level of expertise in their professional field.

What You Study

You will undertake study in the following areas:

  • HRM in Context
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
  • Reward Management
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Managing the Employment Relations.

Duration and Attendance

It is a three year part-time programme, delivered on a rolling basis. In addition to the modules studied, you will be required to undertake research and build a portfolio. This programme also involves two nationally assessed exams and assessments.


£1,850 per year for 3 years

Entry Requirements

It is a CIPD condition of joining the course that you become a member of the CIPD. This involves a one-off administration and subscription fee.

You should have a degree or a HND in a similar subject. If you do not have these qualifications but have significant people management involvement in a recent work role, you are also encouraged to apply.

Career Opportunities

This qualification facilitates your progression towards a senior position within the personnel and development function. Completion of all fields of the Advanced Diploma can lead to Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Application Process

Applications for this Andrew Carnegie Business School course are made through Fife College and are open all year round.

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