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P4C Advanced Course Level 2A

Advance your skills for higher quality enquiries and to support less-experienced colleagues:

  • Facilitate P4C enquiries with more flexibility and reflection
  • Enhance learning through critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking
  • Drive progress in philosophical enquiry at your school

Two-day course:

  • Examines the nature, purpose and methods of philosophical enquiry
  • Shows how to choose and create materials to stimulate deeper philosophical thinking and dialogue
  • Extends practices and tools for better philosophical thinking and facilitation
  • Strengthens understanding of the theory and practice of critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking
  • Establishes criteria for planning and evaluating progress over a cycle of P4C enquiry, exercise and review

The course is designed for teachers who want to advance their own facilitation skills and to support colleagues with less experience in P4C.  Participants must have an Initial Practitioner certificate.   Completion of the course and coursework will qualify you for a P4C Facilitator certificate.

How do I know when I’m ready for Level 2?

  • When you have been using P4C regularly in the classroom for six months or more
  • When your students are starting to ask higher order questions and to self-facilitate
  • When you want to start supporting colleagues who are less confident in P4C


£300 for an individual place on an accredited SAPERE open course

£2,600 for INSET from an accredited SAPERE trainer for up to 16 staff

Click here to book a place on a SAPERE open course

Course benefits:

  • For teachers, stronger facilitation skills will allow P4C to be used more flexibly in your teaching

  • For students, deeper philosophical enquiry will enhance independent learning

  • For head-teachers, teachers who can model P4C facilitation and support colleagues 

To have your questions answered and discuss next steps please call 01865 408333 or email

On-line course support:

This link will take you to the Moodle on-line support pages for all our courses.  SAPERE will send you a user name and password when you register for the course:

How do I get my certificate from my Level 2A or 2B course?
Once you have submitted your coursework via the SAPERE Moodle and your trainer has marked and passed your work, you need to complete the certificate request form on our website here and specify which Level certificate you are applying for. We will then email your certificate to you (please note, this can take up to 2 weeks)