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University of Portsmouth: Human Resource Development and Training Management

Institution University of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Business and Law
Telephone 023 9284 2991
Study type Taught


Overview Grow your understanding of human resource development as you study while you work on this flexible, part-time postgraduate course. To apply for this course you should be working in human resources and hold an undergraduate degree or a level 5 CIPD degree.

This course is for anyone involved in HRD who wants to learn to get the most out of people.

You’ll study at your own pace, supported by your personal tutor and lecturers with professional industry experience.

This degree will underpin your practical experience with human resource development theory and develop your understanding of your role in your organisation within a wider context. You’ll network with other professionals and build your human resource and training knowledge.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and aligns with the CIPD’s professional standards map so you'll graduate with a professionally recognised diploma.

You'll become a student CIPD member as soon as you start the course. After you graduate you could become an associate or chartered CIPD member depending on your level in the workplace.

Course highlights - Learn flexibly at your own pace

  • Study alongside your job

  • Develop your understanding of HR development and training

  • Learn from and network with industry professionals

  • Be supported by professional staff, including your personal tutor

  • Study a CIPD accredited diploma

Work experience and career planning When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work as an HRD specialist.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities We're an Approved Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), so when you graduate from the Human Resource Development and Training Management PgDip, you'll be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD, and depending on your previous experience, you could meet the criteria for Chartered Membership. The CIPD is the world's largest internationally-recognised Chartered HR and development professional body.

You'll also have strong people management and HR-specific skills, you'll be able to reflect on your practice, and be ready to make an active contribution to business performance.

What jobs can you do with a Human Resource Development and Training Management PgDip? Career opportunities include:

  • HRD specialist

  • HR manager

  • Training manager

  • Training consultant

  • Benefits analyst

  • Human resource management (HRM)

  • Human resource officer

  • Human resource systems manager

  • Personnel adviser

  • Recruitment consultant

  • Training and development coordinator

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

University of Portsmouth


‘I already feel so much more confident applying for jobs.’

Anna, Master’s student at the University of Portsmouth

 Why Portsmouth?
A stronger sense of direction. Opportunities to specialise and further your prospects. A big step towards achieving your ambitions. Portsmouth is a university where you can connect with great people and businesses, and unlock career possibilities.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

  •    5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2022
  • 86% satisfaction with course …
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