Our international policy

SAPERE P4C’s  current strategic focus is primarily on children in the UK, particularly those facing disadvantage.

We continue, however, to welcome overseas visitors to attend our Level 1, 2A, 2B and 3 courses in the UK.

In most circumstances, we are also able to offer SAPERE P4C training in overseas schools, for example in British International Schools. We will undertake a risk assessment before any accepting overseas training commissions outside the European Economic Area and reserve the right not to accept a commission.

In addition, there are other international organisations offering P4C training and support. If you are based outside the UK and are unable to attend a SAPERE P4C course, please consult the list of members of ICPIC, the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children. P4C is practised in more than 60 countries so it is likely that there is a nearby centre or contact that can help you.

What do you want to do?

I want to attend a course in the UK

We welcome people from anywhere in the world to our courses in the UK. To book your place, go to the Level 1, Level 2A, Level 2B or Level 3 pages and scroll down to find current courses.

Please note that we are unable to help with visa, travel or accommodation arrangements.

I want to book a SAPERE P4C course for my school outside the UK

In the majority of cases, we hope to be able to provide SAPERE P4C whole school training at your school. Please contact Amelia Foster, our CEO, on amelia@sapere.org.uk to discuss your training. 

I want to become a SAPERE P4C trainer

We very much welcome overseas participants on all our courses, but are currently only able to offer the SAPERE Level 1 Trainer Pathway to people based in and intending to practise P4C in the UK.

Please consult this list of members of ICPIC (the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children) to find other organisations who may be able to help you further.

If you would like further advice about SAPERE P4C’s international policy and the SAPERE Trainer Pathway, please contact Alison Allsopp, our National Training Manager, on alisonallsopp@sapere.org.uk.