Teacher Training in P4C

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.

Circle 3Open 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

Circle 8This non-residential course is charged at £275 per person  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

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 fr m SAPERE
  • 2 classroom demonstrations (up to 90 minutes each) with teachers observing

Contact us for more information on how to book