ABE Level 6 Diploma in Human Resource Management

ABE Accredited College
Hours: 15 Hours per week
Start date: May, September & February annually
Level 6 (NFQ Level 8)


EU student: €2,250 pa
Non-EU Ireland: €2,250 pa
Non-EU Abroad: €4,800 pa
* Above Fees excl. Awarding Body Fees

Length: 1 Year (minimum)

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management


Human Resource Management is today the largest and most pervasive sector within the global economy. The need to provide quality services in a business-oriented manner requires management leadership in all the main functional business areas (finance, marketing, human resource management and operations) as well as strategic leadership. ABE’s Human Resource Management qualifications provide a pathway through which students can develop a combination of key business skills and industry knowledge in preparation for the varied and exciting careers which the industry offers. The Graduate Diploma qualification consists of five units. Learners must complete three mandatory units, plus two optional units. All units are mandatory to pass the Written Examination.


The Graduate Diploma consists of a total of 5 units. All 3 units in group A must be taken plus 2 of the options in group B:

Compulsory Units

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing in Organisational Change and Developement
  • Performance Management and Reward

Optional Units

  • Corporate Strategy and Planning
  • Managing in Organisations
  • Project Management
Entry Requirements for Higher Diploma Courses

Applicants must have obtained one of the following: ABE Diploma Human Resource Management, Applicants must have obtained one of the following: Diploma or a UK Honours Degree or Overseas equivalent or other recognised qualifications of approved Overseas Institutes of Higher Education.

Important ABE Dates

In order to take ABE examinations, students must be registered members of the Association. Registration and examination deadlines are strictly enforced. Entries received after the deadline will incur late entry fees.

Registration and exam entry closing dates vary but are generally two months prior to the exam sitting.