Michelle Kirkham

Curriculum Leader

Michelle Kirkham


A qualified lecturer and Human Resource manager with experience of HRM and HRD within the public and third sectors, chartered member of the CIPD professional HR body and Chartered Management Institute.

Prior to working in education, Michelle was a Human Resources Manager and lectured part time on the CIPD course. In 2008, Michelle was appointed Programme Leader for the CIPD provision at Blackpool and The Fylde College.

In 2009, Michelle received an award for outstanding success rates at the College and in 2011, the CIPD provision achieved grade 1 status, which has been maintained to this date.

In 2011, Michelle was promoted to Curriculum Leader with responsibility for professional courses. In 2012, Michelle was guest speaker at the CIPD annual national standards conference.

In 2016, Michelle successfully achieved a Masters in HRM with distinction and was awarded for outstanding performance.

Michelle continues to manage and lead on the CIPD and other professional programmes.

Lecturing expertise in HRM, management, leadership and professional studies across a range of provisions:

BA Honours Degree
Diploma and Certificate in Management and Leadership
Foundation Degree in Management
Foundation Degree in Business and Finance

Previous students have gone onto to achieve excellent employment such as securing a place on a leading national HR graduate scheme, promotion to HR manager/ HR Business Partner, securing employment as a Senior HR Officer, and promotion in the field of human resource management

Expert In...

Human Resource Management (resourcing and talent planning, coaching and mentoring, performance and reward management, employment relations).
Management, leadership and professional studies (developing professional practice, managing change).

Qualifications and Accolades

Masters in Human Resource Management (Distinction)
CIPD Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources and Personnel Management (level 7)
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (level 6)

Industry Background

Human Resources Manager
Trainer and Project Coordinator

Professional Activities

Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Member of the Chartered Management Institute

Why B&FC?

B&FC opens many doors for all individuals.

It provides an inclusive environment and excellent opportunities for learning, supporting students to achieve their potential, enrich their lives and enhance their career and continuous professional development.

The learning environment is highly suitable for all, providing accessible and supportive facilities with equality and diversity promoted throughout.


Learning is addictive, the more you learn, the more you develop a hunger for learning. There are many hidden benefits to learning.