Human Resource Management

Higher Diploma program (KNEC)

Higher Diploma 2 years

About Human Resource Management programme

This higher national diploma in human resource management programme is intended to produce human resource professionals with the ability to lead people, lead a business, and lead change by transforming human capital into opportunities.

This human resource program  is suitable for those at the start of a career in human resources (HR) or hoping to enter the HR profession and for line managers.  This higher national diploma will deepen your understanding of HR management and strategy while building the specialist skills essential for practitioners. You will address business and change management issues and work at a strategic level; and explore issues such as employee relations, employee engagement, learning and development, employee resourcing and talent management.

There is a strong emphasis on practice-based learning, and you will examine international and comparative practice – preparing you for work in the global economy.

You will also evaluate the relevance of research and theory in relation to practice improvement.

Objectives of Human Resource Management

The aim of this higher national diploma in human resource management program is to equip graduates for such responsibilities of managing resources both as the line managers and human resource specialists.

Specifically, this program aims to provide participants with a body of knowledge which will enable them to:

  • Understand and apply human resource theory in the working environment
  • Understand the importance of human resource development to the success of a business
  • To make a positive contribution to the work of a human resource management department
  • To increase and enhance employment opportunities within the human resource development industry.

Entry requirements for Human Resource Management

The minimum entry requirements for the Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management are:

  • Pass in Diploma Level
  • Degree from a recognized university;
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

Human Resource Management Course Subjects

  • Communication
  • Management 1
  • Human Resource Management 1
  • Economics
  • Principles of Business Law
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Labour Relations 1
  • Management 2
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management 2
  • Human Resource Development 1
  • Employment Law
  • Management 3
  • Concepts of Management Computing
  • Human Resource Management 3
  • Accounting and Finance 

Colleges offering Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Aims College of Business and Technology (ACBT)
Nairobi County

Human Resource Management

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Uasin Gishu County

Human Resource Management

African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS)
Nairobi County

Human Resource Management

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Human Resource Management

Ruiru Institute of Business Studies
Kiambu County

Human Resource Management

Eldoret Tourism and Professional College
Uasin Gishu County

Human Resource Management

Coast Institute of Technology (CIT)
Taita Taveta County

Human Resource Management

Adept College of Professional Studies
Nakuru County

Human Resource Management

The Golden Gate College
Nandi County

Human Resource Management

Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (rvibs)
Nakuru County

Human Resource Management

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County