askit training courses

askit training

Developed for Open Futures by SAPERE, the national charity that promotes Philosophy for Children (P4C), askit cultivates the desire and confidence to question and investigate.

askit training will enable you to give pupils tools to move their thinking forward, provide opportunities for discovery and problem solving and help you to develop their natural desire to wonder.


Open Futures askit trainers will help you develop skills and techniques to engage children with their learning and, by offering them the chance to explore important new concepts, helps to improve thinking, empathy and critical judgement.

askit provides a framework within the Open Futures programme as a whole. We recommend that askit training is the first step to establishing Open Futures successfully in your school


askit courses

askit level 1 - INITIATE (two-day course)
This course is designed specifically for educators new to Open Futures. askit level 1 training will enable you to give pupils tools to move their thinking forward, provide opportunities for discovery and problem solving, and help you develop their natural desire to wonder. The course includes SAPERE validation, registration and an askit certificate, plus a copy of the Open Futures askit Level 1 Handbook.

askit level 2 - DEVELOP (one-day course)
Tools for Thinking Together
This training will enable you to become a more versatile and confident askit facilitator. It will address obstacles that you will have identified in enquiries that you have facilitated and will drive higher order questioning and thinking skills for your class. The course is for all those who have done askit level 1 training, have been practising P4C for three months or more and led at least six P4C enquiries. Completion of the course will qualify you for a P4C Practitioner certificate.

askit level 3 - EMBED (SAPERE Advanced Course Level 2A and 2B):

2A - askit Advanced Course  (two-day course)
This course is designed for teachers who want to advance their own facilitation skills and to support colleagues with less experience in P4C.  Participants must have an Initial Practitioner certificate.

2B - askit Advanced Course  (two-day course)
This course is designed for teachers who want to develop a leadership role in P4C.  Participants must have completed the P4C Advanced 2A course. Completion of the P4C Advanced 2B course and coursework will qualify you for a P4C Leader certificate.

secure and embed success

askit: Raising Standards in English through Philosophical Enquiry
A one-day course aimed at primary schools, with or without current experience of philosophical enquiry, that will link this powerful teaching practice with raising standards across the English curriculum.

forthcoming dates

To register an interest in our 2016/17 CPD training programme, or to request a brochure, please email  events@openfutures.com or telephone 01491 832370.