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Human Resource Management

The IPA offers a range of human resource management (HRM) and mediation programmes from short training courses and organisational development interventions to accredited Certificate, Diploma and Degrees. Programmes are suitable for those working in HRM and Line Managers with People Management responsibilities. Whether you are looking for a short skills development course, a longer term accredited programme, or expert advice, the IPA can meet your development needs.

Accredited Programmes

Master of Arts - Human Resource Management
Postgraduate Certificate - Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) - Human Resource Management
Diploma in Human Resource Management
CIPD Foundation Diploma in Human Resource Practice
CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice
Certified Mediation Training Programme (MII Accredited)

Short Courses

Dignity at Work, Bullying and Harassment Awareness
Diversity, Equality and Intercultural Communication
Employment Law Update (Half Day)
HRM Training for Line Managers
Interview Preparation Workshop for Candidates
Interview Preparation Workshop for Interview Board Members
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Introduction to Mediation
Managing Performance and Appraisal
Mediation Skills Refresher Day
Pensions Administration Training Programme for Civil Service Staff
Superannuation for Local Authority Staff
Superannuation for the Education Sector
Superannuation for the Health Sector
Superannuation Introduction for Local Authority Staff
Workforce Planning


Our HRM Specialists have the expertise and experience to deliver solutions to your people management and development challenges. Our expertise spans all areas of HRM, covering key themes such as HRM Strategy, Policy and Legislation; Managing Workplace Issues and Resourcing and Developing Staff.

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Pensions Forum

In 2005, the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) established a Members only Pensions Forum exclusively for non-commercial Semi State & related Bodies and Agencies. Click Here for Further Information

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