P4C Foundation Course Level 1

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

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.

Alternatively, 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.

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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 3433, with Helen Griffin
Wednesday 23 September, Wednesday 30 September, Wednesday 7 October: each session runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Course 3299, with Topsy Page
Monday 28 September, Monday 5 October, Monday 12 October: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm  (SOLD OUT)

Course 3396, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Tuesday 29 September 1pm-5pm, Tuesday 6 October 4pm-6pm, Tuesday 13 October  4pm-6pm, Thursday 15 October 4pm-6pm (SOLD OUT)

Course 3303, with Jeremy Reynolds
Wednesday 30 September, Wednesday 8 October, Wednesday 14 October: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm (SOLD OUT)

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

Course 3311, with Helen Griffin
Thursday 5 November, Thursday 12 November, Thursday 19 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3391, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
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
Tuesday 10 November, Thursday 12 November, Tuesday 17 November: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3350, with Sim Khera-Lye
Monday 16 November, Monday 23 November, Monday 30 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3354, with Neil Phillipson
Wednesday 18 November, Wednesday 25 November, Wednesday 2 December: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

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.

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

DateLocationTypeCourse IDPlacesCost 
23/09/2020 - 07/10/2020 Online


Independent Online Open Level 134339
Normal
£150.00

Book
05/11/2020 - 06/11/2020 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA
SAPERE Open Level 1353422
Going for Gold
£200.00
Normal
£300.00

Book
05/11/2020 - 19/11/2020 Online


SAP Online Open Level 133117
Online
£150.00

Book
05/11/2020 - 19/11/2020 Online


Independent Online Open Level 1339111
Normal
£150.00

Book
10/11/2020 - 17/11/2020 Online


Independent Online Open Level 1343711
Normal
£150.00

Book
13/11/2020 - 20/11/2020 Toxteth Annexe Conference Centre
Aigburth Road
Liverpool
L17 7BN
Independent Open Level 1341220
Normal
£300.00

Book
16/11/2020 - 30/11/2020 Online


SAP Online Open Level 1335011
Online
£150.00

Book
18/11/2020 - 02/12/2020 Online


SAP Online Open Level 1335410
Online
£150.00

Book
21/01/2021 - 22/01/2021 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA
SAPERE Open Level 1353722
Going for Gold
£200.00
Normal
£300.00

Book
11/03/2021 - 12/03/2021 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA
SAPERE Open Level 1354022
Going for Gold
£200.00
Normal
£300.00

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

Book
24/06/2021 - 25/06/2021 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA
SAPERE Open Level 1354322
Going for Gold
£200.00
Normal
£300.00

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