This application form is for the SHEP Certificate in Personal Development course which will run from the end of September 2023 to April 2024. This is an 105.5 hour course and consists of 29 weekly sessions of two-and-a-half hours plus a Personal Development Weekend (7 hours each day) plus 7 hours for Body Awareness & 7 hours for Expanding Awareness Modules.(On two separate weekend days)

This Autumn SHEP is offering the Certificate in Personal Development in the following formats (1) In- person & (2) Online. SHEP is committed to adhering to public health guidance and advice, should unforeseen circumstances arise.


  • The course fee this autumn is €790.

  • SHEP is offering limited subsidised support, with reduced fee places of €490 available for those who are eligible.

  • There is no booking deposit

  • The course is facilitated by 2 SHEP Facilitators

  • 29 sessions of 2.5 hours

  • One Sat & Sun Weekend: 7 hours each day

  • One Sat or Sun 7 hours: Body Awareness

  • One Sat or Sun 7 hours: Expanding Awareness to the greater web of life

  • There will be a max of 16 participants

The options differ in the following way:

  • Option 1 – In-person – In this option the 16 participants will meet in-person for the duration of the course.
  • Option 2 – Online – In this option 16 participants will meet online for the duration of the course.

When applying for the Online version of this course you are required to have access to good enough Wi-Fi for zoom meetings. You will need access to a laptop or a desktop PC. You will need access to a private space to maintain confidentiality.

 Your Availability
Whenever possible, we try to take into account applicants preferences regarding the timing of weekly course sessions. Where courses run in the evenings, it is usually 7.00 to 9.30 p.m. Where the course is run during the daytime, it is usually 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

  • Course Open for applications from Monday 15th May 2023

  • Latest date for applications Friday 15th September 2023 (Waiting List Only)

The information requested on this form is for course administration, and anonymised statistical reporting purposes only. SHEP maintains confidential paper and electronic records in line with the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.

– To proceed with the application process please select the region below that is of closest proximity to you. –

Note: Understanably the Online option is not location specific, please select your geographic region regardless so we can offer you the relevant funding options available for your area.