P4C Advanced Course Level 2A

Online and socially-distanced face-to-face options available

Delivered via Zoom, in four 3.5 hour modules over four weeks, our online Level 2A is a cost-effective and flexible way to advance your P4C skills while face-to-face training opportunities are limited.

Our face-to-face Level 2A takes place over two full days. All face-to-face courses will follow current guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.

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Advance your P4C skills for higher quality enquiries and learn how to support less-experienced colleagues

Have you completed Level 1, including facilitating at least six P4C enquiries, and been using P4C regularly for at least six months? Are your students starting to ask higher order questions and to self-facilitate? Do you want to start supporting colleagues who are less confident or experienced in P4C? 

Our Level 2A course will advance your skills in conducting higher quality enquiries and in supporting less-experienced colleagues. You will learn how to: 

  • facilitate P4C enquiries with more flexibility and reflection
  • enhance learning through critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking
  • drive progress in philosophical enquiry at your school

The Level 2A course:

  • examines the nature, purpose and methods of philosophical enquiry
  • shows how to choose and create materials to stimulate deeper philosophical thinking and dialogue
  • extends practices and tools for better philosophical thinking and facilitation
  • strengthens understanding of the theory and practice of critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking
  • establishes criteria for planning and evaluating progress over a cycle of P4C enquiry, exercise and review

Completion of the course and coursework will qualify you for a SAPERE P4C Facilitator Certificate.

Participants must have completed the Level 1 and hold a SAPERE P4C Initial Practitioner Certificate.

Online courses: module dates and times

Online courses take place via Zoom and are delivered through four modules lasting 3.5 hours each. The course replicates our face-to-face training, with a committed trainer working with you throughout to offer very practical and interactive sessions and build a community across the modules.

The requirement from participants is to attend and engage fully with all four 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 4781, with Neil Phillipson
Monday 27 September (1pm-5pm), Wednesday 29 September (1pm-4.30pm), Monday 4 October (1pm-5pm), Wednesday 6 October (1pm-4.30pm)

Face-to-face courses: module dates and times

Course 4445, with Helen Griffin (Sheffield)
Thursday 7 and Friday 8 October: each session runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Course 4832, trainer to be confirmed (London)
Thursday 25 and Friday 26 November: each session runs from 9am to 4.30pm

Course 3418, with Julie McCann (Liverpool)
Monday 18 and Thursday 19 May: each session runs from 9am to 4pm

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 place.

DateLocationTypeCourse IDPlacesCost 
07/10/2021 - 08/10/2021 Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire)
Scotia Works
S1 4SE
Independent Open Level 2A444514
25/11/2021 - 26/11/2021 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
N7 6PA
SAPERE Open Level 2A483215
Going for Gold
18/05/2022 - 19/05/2022 Toxteth Annexe Conference Centre
Aigburth Road
L17 7BN
Independent Open Level 2A341814