Trainers (TTT) Course for Thrive trained Practitioners
A course for Thrive trained Practitioners to learn how to deliver Thrive Approved courses so that others are able to work more effectively with all children and to help re-engage vulnerable children with life and learning.
During this intensive 10 day course you will consolidate your knowledge of the Thrive Approach and Thrive-Online. You will learn how to deliver Thrive Approved courses and how to role model the Approach.
You will be expected to
undertake intensive classroom based learning during which you will prepare and deliver presentations to demonstrate understanding of the Thrive Approach
attend three days of a scheduled Licensed Practitioner course to deliver at least one training, skills building and mentoring session under supervised conditions
- successfully complete a Trainer assessment to achieve Licensed Trainer status.
Duration: 10 days
Module 1: e-Learning - Individually arranged through Member Services once course booking confirmed.
Module 2: Days 1-5 Classroom based 9.00am - 5.00pm
Module 3: e-Learning - Individually arranged through Member Services.
Module 4: Days 6, 7 and 8 - Field based. Individually arranged through Member Services once course booking confirmed.
Module 5: Days 9 and 10 - Classroom based 9.00am - 5.00pm
Full attendance is required for Licensing which requires the flexibility to attend pre-arranged, scheduled training days.
Requirements: You must have successfully completed a Thrive Practitioners Course and have a passion for Thrive along with a good understanding of the neuroscience which underpins the Thrive approach. A sound knowledge of the Thrive model of emotional development and confident use of Thrive-Online is also essential. It is strongly recommended that you have previous training experience (eg. teaching, coaching, leading workshops or Insets etc.). Full attendance is required for Licensing which requires the flexibility to attend pre-arranged, scheduled training days. Delegates will need to provide their own laptop.
Cost per delegate: £3,895.00 (ex VAT) on courses commencing before 31st August 2017.
Before booking, please refer to the document 'Becoming a Thrive Licensed Trainer' available on the content page for details of what it means to be a Thrive Trainer, the pre-qualifying criteria, assessment criteria and Licensing guidelines.
Please contact Thrive for more information 01392 797555 Option 1
Becoming a Thrive Licensed Trainer
This document seeks to set out comprehensive guidance for those wishing to become a Thrive Licensed Trainer. Each section should be read and understood before booking a place on a Thrive Trainers course. Further information is available from the Thrive Office.
What it means to be a Thrive Trainer
A Thrive Trainer is a skilled Thrive Practitioner with a passion for Thrive and the children they support, a good understanding of the Thrive Approach and a thorough understanding of Thrive-Online. S/he is confident and competent to train others to develop, improve, enhance and consolidate good Thrive practice.
A Thrive Trainer is an active role model for Thrive values, able to inspire, encourage and support others through their embodiment of the Approach to work with children and other adults in ways that will enhance their emotional health and improve their access to and progress in learning. They are able to advise on the strategic implementation of Thrive across a variety of settings.
A Thrive Trainer needs to:
- be passionate about making things better for children, young people and their families
- “walk the talk”
- be competent and confident with the theory that underpins Thrive
- be observant, compassionate and challenging
- model PLACE (being Playful, Loving, Accepting, Curious and Empathic) and use the Vital Relational Functions (VRFs) as well as teaching them
- be aware of their own trigger points, able to self-regulate and know when to ask for help
- know how to make use of the feelings in the training group in the moment to teach about the impact of emotions on learning
- be reflective of their own emotional responses and be open to the further development of their own self-awareness
- display humility and realise that human beings do the best they can with what they know, understand and have the skills and situation and wherewithal to do
- have an ongoing passion for learning and communicating it to others in ways that meet their learning style and needs
- know how to have fun and support the delegates to experience the glorious flow of “feel good” chemicals
- understand that we are all at different places in our learning and lives and that some will be ready to become Licensed Thrive Practitioners capable of working with the most vulnerable and challenging of our young people, and some may not. Pre-qualifying Criteria
Applicants for the Thrive Trainers course will need to provide evidence of:
- successful completion of the Thrive Practitioners Course (a minimum of 6 months prior to the start date of the Trainers course is recommended)
- confident use of Thrive-Online
- sound knowledge of the neuroscience which underpins the Thrive Approach
- sound knowledge of the Thrive model of emotional development
- previous experience of training, e.g. teaching, coaching, leading workshops or Insets, etc.
Applicants must ensure they are prepared for the course by revisiting the Practitioner course materials and Thrive-Online. This knowledge will be assessed in Module 1 of the Trainers course.
During the Course
The Trainers course consists of 5 separate modules which will be completed over a period of approximately 5 months, as outlined below.
1 E-Learning This e-learning module covers your knowledge and understanding of Theoretical Underpinning & Thrive-Online. This is an assessed module which must be completed before Module 2.
2 Classroom based days 1 - 5. There will be regular daily opportunities to present and work with other group members on different aspects of Thrive theory and practice. This will also include your involvement in case mentoring and the review of assessments and action plans. These presentations and group activities will form part of your on-going assessment. The trainer(s) will give you specific feedback on your development as a trainer throughout the course.
3 E-Learning Between days 5 & 9 This e-learning module supports your understanding of the key skills required of a Thrive Trainer via film-based teaching.
4 Field based on days 6, 7 & 8. You will be placed with a Thrive Senior Trainer on a Licensed Practitioner course. You will be expected to observe and report on your experience through a written submission, as well as deliver small elements of training under supervised conditions. Feedback will be received from the Thrive Senior Trainer and this will contribute to your overall assessment.
5 Classroom based on days 9 & 10. Final assessments leading to Thrive Licensed Trainer. Module 5 leads to Stage I Assessment and feedback.
- Field based days will be individually arranged through Member Services once the course booking is confirmed. Flexibility will be required in order to attend pre-arranged, scheduled training days. Every effort will be made to ensure these are as local to you as possible, but long distance travel and overnight stay(s) at your own expense may be necessary.
Applicants will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate being:
- an effective communicator and role model of the Thrive Approach
- a successful trainer, leading and managing Thrive delegates effectively
- an experienced user of Thrive-Online and a communicator of its use and essential role within the Thrive Approach
- an effective trainer and group facilitator of key Thrive skills
- a leader who embodies key Thrive values and an attitude of PLACE
Successful completion of the Licensed Trainer course will lead to the qualification Thrive Licensed Trainer with approval to Lead Train named courses.
Licensing and Assessment Notes:
- Full attendance is required for licensing
- Satisfactory completion leads to Licensed Lead Trainer (of small courses (max 12 delegates))
- Licensed Lead Trainers (small courses) may opt, by further Assessment in the field, to Lead Train larger courses (up to 24 delegates). Assessment visits are currently charged at £1,025 + VAT (based on 16/17 prices).
- Licensed Trainers must progress to their first delivery of approved course(s) within 12 months of completing their Final Assessment during Module 5.
- Delegates not achieving Lead Trainer status may be Licensed to Co-train initially, or they may be signposted for further development before Licensing. Further development and re-assessments must be completed within 6 months of the course completion date in the delegate’s own time and at their own expense. Re-assessment visits charged as above.
- Trainers may be Quality Assured (QA) at any time as part of Thrive’s routine QA checking process.
- Should additional QA or Assessment visits prove necessary for any reason, the trainer will be notified and the QA/Assessment fee will be discussed and agreed (currently £1,025 + VAT (based on 2016/17 prices)). (Where you are delivering training for Thrive, the fee may be deducted from the daily fee paid to you. If you are running your own course, this fee will be invoiced separately.)
Delivering Thrive Training
Thrive Licensed Trainers may use their qualification to deliver Thrive approved training through Thrive Licensed Training Providers only.
Delivering Training for Thrive. Where it has been agreed that you will provide Thrive training for Thrive, you will be offered an agreed fee rate plus expenses. Further details on daily fee rates for freelance trainers are available from Member Services. Long distance travel and overnight stays may be needed on some courses but all reasonable expenses are paid for by Thrive. Applicants should discuss the feasibility of this route with the Member Services Manager in advance of the course. All insurance requirements are covered by Thrive.
Delivering Thrive Training for another Licensed Training Provider. As above, but fees and payment arrangements are agreed with the Licensed Training Provider concerned and you will need to check the insurance arrangements as you may need your own insurance to the levels set out in the Member’s Handbook.
Setting up and running your own courses as a Licensed Training Provider. If you wish to run multiple Thrive courses and/or you wish to employ or enlist the services of additional freelance trainers, you will need to apply for a Licensed Training Provider Licence. Further details are available from Member Services.
- Occasionally employment opportunities are available for training roles with Thrive. Please refer to the About Us page on our website, www.thriveapproach.co.uk/about/
Maintaining Thrive Licensed Trainer Status.
Your Trainer’s Licence will renew automatically each year as long as you meet the criteria. The following information is a guide only. For the most up-to-date information please refer to the Member’s Handbook.
To maintain their Licensed level, Trainers must each year:
- run at least 2 approved courses a year, at least one of which must be a Licensed Practitioner course;
- evidence on-going use of Thrive-Online as an Authorised User
- gain at least 30 CPD points by attending Thrive approved training and/or networking event(s). One of these must be a compulsory Trainer’s Seminar offered free of charge that accounts for 10 CPD points
- complete at least 10 hours private study each year
- meet the necessary Quality Assurance standards required of a Trainer
- pay the annual licence fee (currently £150 + VAT per year, based on 2016-17 prices)
- maintain the necessary insurances and indemnity cover as set out in the Trainer & Course Leader Terms