Taught course

Human Resource Development and Training Management

University of Portsmouth · School of Organisations, Systems and People

Entry requirements

Three years' experience in an HR or training role.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


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

Careers and opportunities

After you graduate you’ll be ready to advance your career with your CIPD status and your solid understanding of the theories behind human resource development and training.

During the course you’ll speak to and work with other professionals and fellow students, building on your professional relationships and expanding your network.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

2-4 years part-time

Course contact details

023 9284 2991