Philosophy graduates (minumum joint BA Hons or equivalent) may apply to become an Accredited Philosophy Teacher with The Philosophy Foundation after Stage 1.
There is no further fee for the accreditation process
Becoming an Accredited Philosophy Teacher with The Philosophy Foundation means becoming a member of a group of philosophers who can share ideas, experiences and good practice. We offer regular get-togethers and a range of continued professional development opportunities. You will be supported in your practice in the classroom, and it will mean you will be endorsed to use our name. You will also be advertised on our website and have unrestricted access to the resources on the website. Please note, that although we support and offer work to those who become accredited through us, we cannot guarantee work at this stage.
The application process involves:
- a CRB check,
- a letter of recommendation,
- proof of your latest, or highest philosophy qualification
- and a phone or face-to-face interview with our Senior Leadership Team.
Successful applicants will teach 5 assessed lessons of philosophy with one-to-one support from a mentor. After passing this final aspect of the training you will become an Accredited Specialist and be able to move through the levels outlined in our Accreditation Document
If you pass at Level 1 you will be asked to continue your practice in the classroom, and may well receive remuneration for your time. If you pass at Level 2, we will work with you to help find you work in the classroom.
The training to become a specialist philosophy teacher with The Philosophy Foundation involves:
* Attending the Stage 1 course (12 hours)
* Observing at least one of our specialists in school (1 hour)
* Facilitating a minimum of 5 sessions in school (5 hours)
* Self-evaluation of your sessions (written work, 3-4 hours)
We will observe your first and last sessions in our training school (or alternative), and offer feedback and assessment throughout your training. You will be assessed on your final session and be passed as a Level 1 or Level 2 Specialist, or be advised to continue your training with us as a Trainee.