Level 1 course in Philosophy for Children

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/courses/index.aspx 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

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

This non-residential course is charged at £250 per person (£200 for a 2nd or subsequent teacher from the same school), which covers:

  • 2 full days of training
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days
  • Course handouts
  • SAPERE Level 1 Handbook and certificate for each participant

Level 1 Introductory Package

Individual schools can benefit from a special introductory package, at a one-off cost of £1,150 plus expenses.

This includes:



Philosophy for Children training


Next courses:

1st - 2nd October 2012, Temple of Peace, Cardiff

(for primary and secondary teachers)

 » Registration Form (PDF, 660Kb) 


7th - 8th November 2012, Temple of Peace, Cardiff

(for primary and secondary teachers)

 » Registration Form (PDF, 660Kb)


 "Thank you, CEWC-Cymru, for your help, support and resources in running the P4C enquiry programme. The training days were an excellent mix of strategy, practical activities and time to reflect on how P4C can be developed throughout the whole school. The chance to practise the ten stages of the enquiry was extremely beneficial as it gave teachers both the confidence and enthusiasm to try the programme back in their schools."

Rhian Kenny, Carmarthenshire County Council

Take a look at what teachers have said about our recent Level 1 courses.