P4C Foundation Course Level 1

Online and socially-distanced face-to-face Foundation Course Level 1 options available

Our online Level 1 offers a cost-effective and flexible way for teachers to engage in CPD. Delivered via Zoom, in three four-hour modules over three weeks, it can be accessed from home or from a workspace. For the optimum online learning experience, numbers are limited to just twelve on each online course.

Our flagship face-to-face Level 1 takes place over two full days. All face-to-face courses will follow current guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.

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Start practising P4C with your students

Whether you choose online or face-to-face, our Level 1 courses will enable you to start practising P4C with your students straight away. You will learn how to: 

  • encourage philosophical questioning and dialogue
  • facilitate a P4C enquiry in your classroom
  • identify resources to stimulate rich discussions among your students

The Level 1 course:

  • introduces the theory and practice of P4C
  • provides tools to develop students’ questioning and thinking skills
  • connects P4C to the curriculum
  • demonstrates philosophical enquiry in practice
  • presents P4C resources and sources of teaching materials

Completion of the course will qualify you for a SAPERE P4C Initial Practitioner Certificate.

Online courses: module dates and times

Online courses take place via Zoom and are delivered through three four-hour modules. The course replicates our face-to-face training, with a committed trainer working with you throughout to:

  • offer very practical and interactive sessions
  • build a community across the modules
  • prepare you for implementing P4C

The requirement from participants is to attend and engage fully with all three modules of your chosen course. As with our face-to-face courses, cancellations are chargeable.

The module dates, times and trainer (where confirmed) for each online course are as follows:

Course 3307, with Emma Leeson (SOLD OUT)
Tuesdays 3, 10 and 17 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3311, with Helen Griffin (SOLD OUT)
Thursdays 5, 12 and 19 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm 

Course 3646, with Jane Yates
Thursdays 5, 12 and 19 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3391, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey) (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 5 November 1pm-5pm, Thursday 12 November 4pm-6pm, Tuesday 17 November 4pm-6pm, Thursday 19 November 4pm-6pm

Course 3437, with Clive Belgeonne (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 10 November, Thursday 12 November, Tuesday 17 November: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3350, with Sim Khera-Lye (SOLD OUT)
Mondays 16, 23 and 30 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3354, with Neil Phillipson (SOLD OUT)
Wednesdays 18 and 25 November, 2 December: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3685, with Topsy Page (SOLD OUT)
Mondays 30 November, 7 and 14 December: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3689, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Thursdays 3, 10 and 17 December: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3693, with Neil Phillipson
Mondays 4, 11 and 18 January: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3697, with Julie McCann
Wednesdays 6, 13 and 20 January: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3705, with Sim Khera-Lye
Mondays 25 January, 1 and 8 February: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3701, with Rebecca Gough
Wednesdays 27 January, 3 and 10 February: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3709, with Pauline Purcell
Fridays 29 January, 5 and 12 February: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3725, with Maria Prodromou
Tuesdays 23 February, 2 and 9 March: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3713, with Grace Lockrobin
Wednesdays 24 February, 3 and 10 March: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3721, with Clive Belgeonne
Thursdays 25 February, 4 and 11 March: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3717, with Emma Leeson
Fridays 26 February, 5 and 12 March: each session runs from 11am to 3pm

Course 3879, with Helen Griffin
Tuesdays 10, 17, 24 March: each session runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Course 3745, with David Bignell
Mondays 15, 22, 29 March: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3737, with Rob Unwin
Tuesdays 16, 23, 30 March: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3733, with Jeremy Reynolds
Wednesdays 17, 24, 31 March: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3729, with Jen Simpson
Thursdays 18 and 25 March, 1 April: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3749, with Topsy Page
Tuesdays 20 and 27 April, 4 May: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3753, with Anne de A'Echevarria
Wednesdays 21 and 28 April, 5 May: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3757, with Gillian Andrews
Thursdays 22 and 29 April, 6 May: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3761, with Frances Gregory
Fridays 23 and 30 April, 7 May: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3765, with Jeremy Reynolds
Tuesdays 11, 18 and 25 May: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3785, with Helen Griffin
Wednesdays 12, 19 and 26 May: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3789, with Rosie Wilson
Thursdays 13, 20 and 27 May: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3793, with Jane Yates
Fridays 14, 21 and 28 May: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3797, with Sim Khera-Lye
Tuesdays 8, 15 and 22 June: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3875, with Helen Griffin
Tuesdays 8, 15, 22 March: each session runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Course 3801, with Rosie Wilson
Wednesdays 9, 16 and 23 June: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3805, with Paula Moses
Thursdays 10, 17 and 24 June: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3809, with Julie McCann
Fridays 11, 18 and 25 June: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3813, with Kate Halliwell
Tuesdays 29 June, 6 and 13 July: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3817, with Maria Prodromou
Wednesdays 30 June, 7 and 14 July: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3821, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Thursdays 1, 8 and 15 July: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3825, with Emma Leeson
Fridays 2, 9 and 16 July: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Occasionally places become free at the last minute. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list for any of our courses, please email your name, school or organisation (if applicable) and which course you'd like to join to enquiries@sapere.org.uk. We'll let you know if a place becomes available.

Book your course

Please use the blue Book buttons below to book your place. If you experience any problems during booking, please email enquiries@sapere.org.uk or call us on 01865 408333.

Going for Gold School? Please do not book online but contact us directly to book your places.

EEF and Peter Sowerby Project schools: please book courses listed as 'SAP Online Open Level 1' only and choose 'Request invoice' payment option to complete your booking. You will not be invoiced for any course places remaining in your training allocation. If you are unsure whether you have funded places remaining, please email Jen Simpson.

DateLocationTypeCourse IDPlacesCost 
05/11/2020 - 19/11/2020 Online


Independent Online Open Level 136463
Online
£150.00

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03/12/2020 - 17/12/2020 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 136898
Online
£150.00

Book
04/01/2021 - 18/01/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1369312
Online
£200.00

Book
06/01/2021 - 20/01/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1369711
Online
£200.00

Book
25/01/2021 - 08/02/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1370510
Online
£200.00

Book
27/01/2021 - 10/02/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1370112
Online
£200.00

Book
29/01/2021 - 12/02/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1370912
Online
£200.00

Book
23/02/2021 - 09/03/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1372512
Online
£200.00

Book
24/02/2021 - 10/03/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1371312
Online
£200.00

Book
25/02/2021 - 11/03/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1372112
Online
£200.00

Book
26/02/2021 - 12/03/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1371711
Online
£200.00

Book
10/03/2021 - 24/03/2021 Online


Independent Online Open Level 138796
Online
£150.00

Book
15/03/2021 - 29/03/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1374512
Online
£200.00

Book
16/03/2021 - 30/03/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1373712
Online
£200.00

Book
17/03/2021 - 31/03/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1373312
Online
£200.00

Book
18/03/2021 - 01/04/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1372912
Online
£200.00

Book
20/04/2021 - 27/04/2021 Toxteth Annexe Conference Centre
Aigburth Road
Liverpool
L17 7BN
Independent Open Level 1341516
Normal
£300.00

Book
20/04/2021 - 04/05/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1374912
Online
£200.00

Book
21/04/2021 - 05/05/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1375312
Online
£200.00

Book
22/04/2021 - 06/05/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1375712
Online
£200.00

Book
23/04/2021 - 07/05/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1376112
Online
£200.00

Book
11/05/2021 - 25/05/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1376512
Online
£200.00

Book
12/05/2021 - 26/05/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1378512
Online
£200.00

Book
13/05/2021 - 27/05/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1378912
Online
£200.00

Book
14/05/2021 - 28/05/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1379312
Online
£200.00

Book
08/06/2021 - 22/06/2021 Online


Independent Online Open Level 138756
Online
£150.00

Book
08/06/2021 - 22/06/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1379712
Online
£200.00

Book
09/06/2021 - 23/06/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1380112
Online
£200.00

Book
10/06/2021 - 24/06/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1380512
Online
£200.00

Book
11/06/2021 - 25/06/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1380912
Online
£200.00

Book
29/06/2021 - 13/07/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1381312
Online
£200.00

Book
30/06/2021 - 14/07/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1381712
Online
£200.00

Book
01/07/2021 - 15/07/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1382112
Online
£200.00

Book
02/07/2021 - 16/07/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1382512
Online
£200.00

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