Online Course Accredited by St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth

Hi there attention teachers, YOUTH MINISTERS, chaplains, AND PARENTS

Shekinah OFFERS A ONE YEAR DIPLOMA course online

  • Diploma in Spirituality – Applied Youth Ministry and Facilitation 



Course Structure

The course runs from September to April. It will be delivered online, creating opportunities to study a wide range of subjects applicable to applied youth ministry and facilitation. The modular structure of the course is designed with flexibility in mind, enabling the student to balance study with work and family commitments. Through a combination of media and virtual learning resources students will have opportunities to view lecturers, access readings, ask questions and complete assignments online. Students will be offered several live e-tutorial sessions, providing them with opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions using “break-out” rooms.

Course assessment comprises four elements: full attendance, course participation, completion of four essays and the practical element of the course. The  practical element will comprise the on-line planning and delivery of four youth retreats/parish reflective youth experiences. Two of these will be delivered to peers in small group situations and two will be facilitated on-line in a school or parish setting, or in-situ if circumstances allow) -  to be approved by the course managers. Training for this is included in the course.  Students are required to arrange their own school/parish placements


Who is this course for?

Anyone interested in the spiritual and human development of young people, including parents, teachers, school chaplains and youth workers in parish ministry.  

Teacher Fee Refund Scheme

Teachers can access information on this scheme through the Marino Institution of Education  

Serving primary and post primary teachers who are registered with The Teaching Council and paid by the State are eligible to apply for funding under the scheme.

This includes permanent whole-time, temporary whole-time, part-time teachers, substitute teachers, teachers holding contracts of indefinite duration and teachers holding fixed-term contracts who are employed for the full school year and who provide teaching service during each school week. More information here...