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 4380, with Emma Leeson
Wednesdays 29 September, 6 October, 13 October: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 4390, with Kate Halliwell
Fridays 1, 8 and 15 October: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 4509, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Monday 11 October (1pm-5pm), Thursday 14 October (4pm-6pm), Monday 18 October (4pm-6pm), Thursday 21 October (4pm-6pm)

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 4437, with Helen Griffin
Mondays 9, 16 and 23 May 2022: each session runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

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.

Face-to-face courses: module dates and times

Course 3415, with Julie McCann (Liverpool)
Thursdays 7 & 14 October, 9am-4pm

Course 4429, with Helen Griffin (Sheffield)
Tuesday 12 October 4.30pm-6.30pm, Wednesday 13 October 9.30am-4.30pm, Wednesday 20 October 9.30am-4.30pm

Course 4826, trainer to be confirmed (London)
Thursday 11 & Friday 12 November, 9am-4pm

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

Course 4425, with Helen Griffin (Sheffield)
Monday 14 March 2022 4.30pm-6.30pm, Tuesday 15 March 2022 9.30am-4.30pm, Tuesday 29 March 2022 9.30am-4.30pm

Course 4433, with Helen Griffin (Sheffield)
Tuesday 5 July 2022 4.30pm-6.30pm, Wednesday 6 July 2022 9.30am-4.30pm, Wednesday 13 July 2022 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 
29/09/2021 - 13/10/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 143801
Online
£200.00

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01/10/2021 - 15/10/2021 Online


SAPERE Online Open Level 143903
Online
£200.00

Book
07/10/2021 - 14/10/2021 Toxteth Annexe Conference Centre
Aigburth Road
Liverpool
L17 7BN
Independent Open Level 134152
Normal
£300.00

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11/10/2021 - 21/10/2021 Online


Independent Online Open Level 145097
Normal
£200.00

Book
12/10/2021 - 20/10/2021 Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire)
Scotia Works
Sheffield
S1 4SE
Independent Open Level 1442916
Normal
£300.00

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


SAPERE Online Open Level 1439411
Online
£200.00

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11/11/2021 - 12/11/2021 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA
SAPERE Open Level 1482621
Going for Gold
£200.00
Normal
£300.00

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


Independent Open Level 148476
Normal
£200.00

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


Independent Online Open Level 1444110
Normal
£200.00

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


SAPERE Online Open Level 1439812
Online
£200.00

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

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

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


Independent Online Open Level 1443712
Normal
£200.00

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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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