Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management

Course Overview

The Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) provides a structured educational opportunity for early career human resource professionals or those seeking to enter into the HR profession.



Eligibility Requirements

Entry Qualifications
  • Holders of a First Degree from a recognized university PLUS KCSE grade C+;
  • Holders of a Diploma in Personnel Management (BTEP) examined by KNEC;
  • Holders of a Diploma in Human Resource Management (TIVET) examined by KNEC;
  • Holders of Diplomas acceptable by KNEC;

Career Options

A Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) equips individuals with a diverse skill set tailored for various career paths within the field. Graduates of this program have a multitude of career options to explore. After studying HRM you may pursue roles such as HR Specialists, responsible for recruitment, selection and onboarding processes within organizations. Another avenue is HRM is Consulting, where individuals provide expert advice and support to organizations on matters such as organizational development, talent management and HR strategy formulation. Furthermore, some graduates may choose to specialize in areas such as Compensation and Benefits, Training and Development or Labor Relations, depending on their interests and career aspirations.

Course Duration

The programme will be delivered through lecture mode for a one year divided into 2 semesters of five months each.  However, those wishing to take the Saturday class option will take 1 ½ years to complete the course.

  • 1 Year

Mode of Study

  • Early Mornings & Evenings (6.30 am - 8.30 am, 11.30 am – 2.00 pm, 2.30 pm – 5.00pm, 8.30 am - 4.00 pm, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm)
  • Weekends (Saturday)
  • Online

Intake Periods

  • January
  • June
  • September

Course units outline

Module I
Module II

Mode of Application

Documents required when applying for registration (in duplicate):

  • Duly filled Registration and/or Examination forms.
  • Certified copies of certificates
  • Copies of identification document e.g. ID card, Passport, Waiting Slip or Birth Certificate
  • 2 Passport size photograph
  • Legal documents such as Marriage Certificates supporting change of names where applicable

Payment Details


College of Human Resource Management (CHRM)

Bank Name Branch Branch Code Swift Account Number
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Biashara street Branch 263 KCBLKENX 1180194667

MPESA​ ( Paybill Number – 522123 ) Follow the steps below to pay

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  2. Enter business no. 522123
  3. Enter Account No. 80295K(YourName)- Max 16 Characters
  4. Enter the amount to pay
  5. Enter PIN number
  6. Confirm payment details and submit payment


Application Form

Fee Structure

Course Brochure

Human Resource Management
Higher Diploma Programmes
Course Category
Higher Diploma, Higher Diploma Programmes
Modes of Study
Online, Weekday, Weekends
Intake Periods
January, July, September
Course Duration
1 Year
Examination Body