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 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
Wednesdays 30 September, 8 and 14 October: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm (SOLD OUT)

Course 3479, with Jane Yates
Fridays 9, 16 and 23 October: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3475, with Pauline Purcell
Fridays 9, 16 and 23 October: each session runs from 9am to 1pm

Course 3459, with Rob Unwin
Tuesdays 13, 20 and 27 October: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3463, with Paula Moses and Rebecca Gough
Tuesdays 13, 20 and 27 October: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3467, with Sim Khera-Lye
Mondays 19 October, 2 and 9 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3471, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Mondays 19 October, 2 and 9 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

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

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

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

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
Mondays 16, 23 and 30 November: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm

Course 3354, with Neil Phillipson
Wednesdays 18 and 25 November, 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.

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 
05/10/2020 - 06/10/2020 Story Wood School
Hastings Road
Birmingham
West Midlands B23 5AJ
SAPERE School-Hosted Open Level 1359214
Going for Gold
£200.00
Normal
£300.00

Book
09/10/2020 - 23/10/2020 Online


SAP Online Open Level 1347911
Online
£150.00

Book
09/10/2020 - 23/10/2020 Online


SAP Online Open Level 1347510
Online
£150.00

Book
13/10/2020 - 27/10/2020 Online


SAP Online Open Level 1345911
Online
£150.00

Book
13/10/2020 - 27/10/2020 Online


SAP Online Open Level 1346312
Online
£150.00

Book
19/10/2020 - 09/11/2020 Online


SAP Online Open Level 134679
Online
£150.00

Book
19/10/2020 - 09/11/2020 Online


SAP Online Open Level 1347112
Online
£150.00

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


Independent Online Open Level 133917
Online
£150.00

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


SAP Online Open Level 133111
Online
£150.00

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


Independent Online Open Level 1364612
Online
£150.00

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


Independent Online Open Level 134378
Online
£150.00

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


SAP Online Open Level 133502
Online
£150.00

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


SAP Online Open Level 133547
Online
£150.00

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

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