Training & support

The website offers many resources and useful advice to get you started and keep you going. However, we also offer training and support in your own school or institution.

To enquire about courses, please contact Kathy Williams.

All the members of The P4C Co-operative are experienced teachers and trainers. We can deliver both accredited and non-accredited training in philosophy for children in the UK and overseas.  We offer the following courses and sessions:

1. One-day introduction to P4C and

This course will help you to understand P4C and get you started doing it with children and young people using our own resources. We demonstrate how to use our website to the best effect. The day can include a demonstration P4C session with children from your own school.

2. One-day demonstration lessons of P4C with your pupils

One of the best ways to realise the potential of P4C is to see it in action with your own pupils. We can demonstrate P4C with classes in your school followed by a short discussion or training session with staff.

3. Accredited courses

We offer a full range of  SAPERE-accredited courses in philosophy for children. These include two-day introductory courses (Level 1) and two-day advanced courses for P4C leaders or enthusiasts (Level 2).

4. Bespoke training

We can arrange training sessions tailored specifically for individual institutions, clusters or local authorities. This can include demonstration lessons, training days (either accredited courses or awareness-raising days), teacher-coaching, support with planning, and online support.

The format of the training can vary between a keynote speech or workshop (at national or international conferences), whole-staff training day(s), half-day or twilight sessions and/or a parent/community workshop.

Links can be made with special interest areas such as citizenship, creativity, critical thinking, drama, early years, English, gifted and talented, primary/secondary frameworks or indeed most school subject areas.

5. Philosophy day for pupils

A lively and stimulating day of philosophical sessions for pupils. This can be done as a series of lessons with different classes.

Our costs

Training days vary from £750 to £1,200 a day including expenses. Costs vary according to distance travelled, school requirements and so on. Contact us on or ring Kathy Williams on 01332 760573 for a discussion.