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 (all UK times) and trainer for each online course are:

Course 4394, with Sim Khera-Lye
Tuesdays 9, 16 and 23 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 4847, with Jane Yates
Thursdays 11, 18 and 25 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 4441, with Helen Griffin
Tuesdays 17 November, 24 November, 1 December: each session runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Course 4398, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Monday 29 November, Friday 3 December, Friday 10 December: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 4898, with Rosie Wilson
Tuesdays 25 January, 1 February, 8 February: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 4932, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Thursday 24 February (1pm-5pm), Thursday 3 March (4pm-6pm), Monday 7 March (4pm-6pm), Thursday 10 March (4pm-6pm)

Course 4902, with Kate Halliwell
Thursdays 10, 17, 24 March: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 4906, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Wednesdays 27 April, 4 May, 11 May: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 4437, with Helen Griffin
Mondays 9, 16 and 23 May: each session runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Course 4910, with Topsy Page
Mondays 13, 20, 27 June: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Face-to-face courses: module dates and times

Course 4940, with Lisa Naylor (London)
Friday 5 & Friday 12 November, 9am-3.30pm

Course 4880, with Paul Stockley (Sheffield)
Tuesdays 11 January and 1 February, 9am-4pm

Course 4826, with Maria Prodromou (London)
Thursday 10 and Friday 11 February, 9am-4pm

Course 4425, with Helen Griffin (Sheffield)
Monday 14 March 4.30pm-6.30pm, Tuesday 15 March 9.30am-4.30pm, Tuesday 29 March 9.30am-4.30pm

Course 4433, with Helen Griffin (Sheffield)
Tuesday 5 July 4.30pm-6.30pm, Wednesday 6 July 9.30am-4.30pm, Wednesday 13 July 9.30am-4.30pm

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.

DateLocationTypeCourse IDPlacesCost 
05/11/2021 - 12/11/2021 Gallions Primary School
Warwall
Newham
London E6 6WG
Independent Open Level 149407
Normal
£275.00

Book
09/11/2021 - 23/11/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 143944
Online
£200.00

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


Independent Open Level 148472
Normal
£200.00

Book
17/11/2021 - 01/12/2021 Online


Independent Online Open Level 144419
Normal
£200.00

Book
29/11/2021 - 10/12/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 143983
Online
£200.00

Book
11/01/2022 - 01/02/2022 Bradway Primary School
Bradway Drive
SHEFFIELD
South Yorkshire S17 4PD
Independent Open Level 1488015
Normal
£300.00

Book
25/01/2022 - 08/02/2022 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 148989
Online
£200.00

Book
10/02/2022 - 11/02/2022 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA
SAPERE Open Level 1482619
Going for Gold
£200.00
Normal
£300.00

Book
24/02/2022 - 10/03/2022 Online


Independent Online Open Level 1493211
Normal
£200.00

Book
10/03/2022 - 24/03/2022 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1490211
Online
£200.00

Book
14/03/2022 - 29/03/2022 Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire)
Scotia Works
Sheffield
S1 4SE
Independent Open Level 1442516
Normal
£300.00

Book
27/04/2022 - 11/05/2022 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1490612
Online
£200.00

Book
09/05/2022 - 23/05/2022 Online


Independent Online Open Level 1443712
Normal
£200.00

Book
07/06/2022 - 16/06/2022 Online


Independent Online Open Level 1502912
Normal
£200.00

Book
13/06/2022 - 27/06/2022 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 1491012
Online
£200.00

Book
05/07/2022 - 13/07/2022 Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire)
Scotia Works
Sheffield
S1 4SE
Independent Open Level 1443316
Normal
£300.00

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