Training Courses

DECSY offers a full range of courses and events to help you improve your skills in incorporating Global Learning in your teaching. To book on to a course contact: bookings@decsy.org.uk or phone 0114 241 2750.  The 2021 – 2022 courses are:

COP26: Climate Change – a whole-school approach

  • 27 September 2021
  • 1.30pm
  • 4.30pm
This November (1st - 12th) the UK hosts COP 26, the United Nations Climate Conference, to try to reach agreement to speed up action globally to address the climate emergency. This training session will look at how schools can take a whole-school approach to climate change.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 2a, Face-2-Face

  • 07 October 2021
  • 08 October 2021
  • 9.30am
  • 4.30pm
P4C Level 2a is for practitioners who have been using P4C regularly in the classroom for six months or more and whose students are starting to ask higher order questions and to self-facilitate.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1, Face-2-Face course

  • 12 October 2021
  • 4.30pm
  • 6.30pm
This two and a half day practical workshop will explore the aims, principles and benefits of philosophical enquiry, and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1, on-line course

  • 17 November 2021
  • Noon
  • 4pm
This SAPERE validated practical on-line course, running over three, 4-hour sessions, will explore the aims, principles and benefits of philosophical enquiry, and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.

Philosophy for Children in Early Years Foundation Stage

  • 19 November 2021
  • 12.30pm
  • 4.30pm
To understand the value and benefits of P4C for young children (including links to EYFS curriculum requirements). This course runs over three afternoon sessions. This course is also available for whole-school training booking.

Global Teacher Award – Level 1 Accredited Course, fully-funded on-line course

  • 22 November 2021
  • 1.30pm
  • 4.30pm
This course takes place over two afternoon sessions. The Global Teacher's Award supports teachers in developing skills, confidence and practical global learning methods to support and enhance a broad and balanced curriculum. (Fully funded course for state-funded schools in England - see requirements).

Building a broad and balanced curriculum through Global Learning

  • 25 November 2021
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.30pm
Introduction session. The National Curriculum is only part of a broader School Curriculum. This course enables teachers to plan a curriculum that links to real world issues through global learning. There will be a focus on the importance of developing a holistic curriculum that links knowledge, skills and values to enable young people to become critically-informed and active learners.

Building a broad and balanced curriculum through Global Learning

  • 25 November 2021
  • 4.30pm
  • 6.30pm
Introduction session. The National Curriculum is only part of a broader School Curriculum. This course enables teachers to plan a curriculum that links to real world issues through global learning. There will be a focus on the importance of developing a holistic curriculum that links knowledge, skills and values to enable young people to become critically-informed and active learners.

Building a broad and balanced curriculum through Global Learning

  • 02 December 2021
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.30pm
Intermediate/Advanced session. The National Curriculum is only part of a broader School Curriculum. This course enables teachers to plan a curriculum that links to real world issues through global learning. There will be a focus on the importance of developing a holistic curriculum that links knowledge, skills and values to enable young people to become critically-informed and active learners.

Building a broad and balanced curriculum through Global Learning

  • 02 December 2021
  • 4.30pm
  • 6.30pm
Intermediate/Advanced session. The National Curriculum is only part of a broader School Curriculum. This course enables teachers to plan a curriculum that links to real world issues through global learning. There will be a focus on the importance of developing a holistic curriculum that links knowledge, skills and values to enable young people to become critically-informed and active learners.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 2b, Face-to-Face course

  • 09 December 2021
  • 10 December 2021
  • 9.30am
  • 4:30pm
P4C Level 2b is designed for teachers who want to be able to lead the development of P4C across the school and use P4C to enhance relationships between children and colleagues.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1, Face-2-Face course

  • 14 March 2022
  • 4.30pm
  • 6.30pm
This two and a half day practical workshop will explore the aims, principles and benefits of philosophical enquiry, and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1, on-line course

  • 09 May 2022
  • Noon
  • 4pm
This SAPERE validated practical on-line course, running over three, 4-hour sessions, will explore the aims, principles and benefits of philosophical enquiry, and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1, Face-2-Face course

  • 05 July 2022
  • 4.30pm
  • 6.30pm
This two and a half day practical workshop will explore the aims, principles and benefits of philosophical enquiry, and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.

Persona Doll Training

  • TBC
This course is ideal for Early Years practitioners, KS 1 and 2 teachers and learning support staff to develop confidence, knowledge and skills in using Persona Dolls.

Philosophy for Children – Beyond Level 1 (Tools for Thinking Together)

  • TBC
Available for whole-school training booking. This course is for all those who have done P4C level 1 training and have led at least six P4C enquiries, and is suitable for those who want to reinforce or refresh their P4C practice following any level of P4C training.

Embedding P4C within the Literacy Curriculum

  • TBC
This course will support teachers in using Philosophy for Children (P4C) and literacy together to critically explore 'British values' in the context of global learning at KS2. Contact DECSY for training dates and in-school training enquiries.

FREE course – Global Teacher Award – Level 2 Accredited Course

  • TBC
The Global Teacher's Award supports teachers in developing skills, confidence and practical global learning methods to support and enhance a broad and balanced curriculum. This course runs over two full days.

Our current funders are:

Funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union

The Fore
Nineveh Charitable Trust
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union

The Linking Network