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 5228, with Kate Halliwell
Mondays 31 January, 7 February: 14 February: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

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 - SOLD OUT
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 5029, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Tuesday 7 June (9am-1pm), Thursday 9 June (4pm-6pm), Tuesday 14 June (4pm-6pm), Thursday 16 June (4pm-6pm)

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

Course 5273, with Grace Lockrobin
Monday 1, Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 August: each session runs from 9.15am to 1.15pm

Course 5257, with Neil Phillipson
Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 August: each session runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Face-to-face courses: module dates and times

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

Our online booking system is temporarily unavailable. To book a course, please call 01865 408333 or email us on enquiries@sapere.org.uk, with your contact phone number and the dates of the course you are interested in. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are working to fix the issue and apologise for any inconvenience.

In addition to the courses listed below, we are also running the following courses:

SAPERE Open Online Level 1, Course 5228, with Kate Halliwell
Mondays 31 January, 7 February, 14 February: each session runs from 9am to 1pm
Cost: £200

SAPERE Open Online Level 1, Course 5273, with Grace Lockrobin
Monday 1, Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 August: each session runs from 9.15am to 1.15pm
Cost: £200

SAPERE Open Online Level 1, Course 5257, with Neil Phillipson
Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 August: each session runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost: £200

DateLocationTypeCourse IDPlacesCost
10/02/2022 - 11/02/2022 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA
SAPERE Open Level 148266
Going for Gold
£200.00
Normal
£300.00

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


Independent Online Open Level 149326
Normal
£200.00

14/03/2022 - 29/03/2022 Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire)
Scotia Works
Sheffield
S1 4SE
Independent Open Level 1442513
Normal
£300.00

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


SAPERE Online Open Level 149069
Online
£200.00

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


Independent Online Open Level 144378
Normal
£200.00

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


Independent Online Open Level 1502912
Normal
£200.00

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


SAPERE Online Open Level 1491011
Online
£200.00

05/07/2022 - 13/07/2022 Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire)
Scotia Works
Sheffield
S1 4SE
Independent Open Level 1443314
Normal
£300.00