This programme will explore how citizenship values, understanding and skills can be developed in school. The course recognises that teaching and learning needs to take place about citizenship, for citizenship – which requires active methods of learning by doing – and also through citizenship in an atmosphere which reflects a concern for the ideals and practice of citizenship.




  • Creating a safe space for engagement in citizenship learning and then exploring the need for and nature of local and global citizenship 
  • Exploring values and key concepts associated with citizenship and human and environmental sustainability
  • How to develop action and participation skills in relation to issues of concern identified by young people (which may relate to the Sustainable Development Goals).

Who is this for?

Primary and Secondary School Teachers (with a particular focus on Key Stages 2 and 3) in England and Wales.

How will I benefit?

  • Learn about practical strategies for creating a safe space for learning through dialogue about global issues (including Philosophy 4 Children)
  • Gain conceptual understanding about teaching about values and concepts such as identity and belonging, power, democracy, fairness and human rights
  • Gain practical strategies and skills for the classroom.


Provider: Pearson in England and WCIA in Wales. 

How to book

To find out where and when courses are being held, and to book, please contact Pearson in England and WCIA in Wales. 

Alternatively you can host a course for a group of teachers at your own school on a date to suit you, by requesting a trainer through the British Council directly.