February Stage 1 Training: Participation Online

This course takes place online - 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and 25th February - 5 days on three consecutive weekends and is open to all. 

All sessions will be running from 9.30am - 1.30pm (GMT).

This booking is for full participation in the course.

Our online Stage 1 course has a mix of theory and practice, an experiential dimension, and all our foundational strategies for doing philosophical enquiry with others.

Our online courses have received feedback 100% of which was 'outstanding' or 'good' for all aspects of the course.

An introduction to Philosophical Enquiry (PhiE)

Stage 1 looks in-depth at the theory and practice of facilitating philosophical enquiries with children and young people. It is a thorough and (we are told) highly enjoyable combination of theory and practice, and is suitable for those new to P4C / PwC as well as those who have experience. This course is suitable for anyone interested in developing and learning about different facilitation techniques for running philosophical enquiries with children or adults and is the first step required to become a specialist philosophy teacher with The Philosophy Foundation.

Being with so many philosophically minded people was very affirming and it gave me so much energy to start new things. The course itself was fantastic and a real eye opener—I can't praise it highly enough. Thank you for what must have been the immense amount of time and effort in putting this together—it is a truly wonderful thing

John Geldard

The online course takes place over 5 half-days online.

Doing the online course will get you ready for taking on accreditation with The Philosophy Foundation to become a specialist philosophy teacher with us.

You can find out more about the accreditation process on our Stage 1 page.

This course is £295 for the 5 half days and includes a copy of our Stage 1 Handbook covering all aspects of the course as well as preparation for working with us in schools.

Find out more about Accreditation.

Be sure before you book. A full refund can be made up to 3 weeks before the course, minus an admin fee of £50, 2 weeks before the course a 50% refund will be available for cancellation, and cancellation 1 week before the course is not refundable.


Are you unable to pay the full price upfront? Contact us for finance options.