Level 1 Foundation Course in P4C

If you want to get your pupils thinking critically and creatively, then this 2-day course is for you. It provides a full introduction to the Philosophy for Children (P4C) method of education.

Our trainer is accredited by SAPERE, which promotes P4C throughout the UK. Completing the  Level 1 course enables you to progress to Levels 2 and 3: see www.sapere.org.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=238 for details.

As well as helping to deliver subject areas, P4C can enhance PSE, ESDGC and the Thinking Skills requirements of the 2008 national curriculum.

»  Sample programme

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Open discussion and collaboration are encouraged throughout the course, which includes the following elements: 

  • Introduction to the theory and benefits of P4C
  • Practical sessions – learn through trying out the P4C method
  • Effective facilitation of philosophical enquiry
  • Guidance on curriculum links and the timetabling of P4C
  • Advice on useful resources
  • Opportunity to watch videos of P4C in action

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This non-residential course is charged at £275 per person (10% discount for CEWC members), which covers:

  • 2 full days of training
  • SAPERE Level 1 handbook
  • One year's free subscription to SAPERE website and monthly P4C bulletin (price thereafter: £20 per year)
  • Course handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days

Next course


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Next course:

22 & 23 March 2018 - Cardiff

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Level 1 Introductory Package


Individual schools can benefit from a special introductory package, at a one-off cost.

This includes:
  • 2-day Level 1 course, as described above
  • 2 Level 1 course handbooks from SAPERE
  • 2 classroom demonstrations (up to 90 minutes each) with teachers observing

Contact us for more information on how to book

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