This is a full-time two-year course which includes a four-week placement at the end of the first year.
Entrants will be expected to have a couple of A-levels, as well as Maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above. Students are not expected to have a significant amount of work experience – this is the first step in studying towards a degree-level qualification.
Students will take a number of modules common to the HND qualification, including marketing, managing financial resources, organisations and behaviour and business strategy. There are a number of optional modules, such as operations management and international politics. Students specialising in personnel will also take the following modules: human resource management, managing human resource issues, human resource development, employee relations, and employment law.
As well as facilitating a direct move into personnel, diploma holders may continue studying to degree, professional or CiM/DMS/MBA postgraduate level.