Trainers (TTT) Course for Thrive trained Practitioners
A course for experienced Thrive trained Practitioners, who, it is recommended, are also Thrive Course Leaders,or delegates who have completed the 5 day Thrive Immersive Pathways course, 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. An organisation can benefit financially by having their own Trainer in situ to build in-house capacity at a reduced rate and to bring new funds into their organisation.
During this intensive and emotionally demanding 10 day course you will consolidate your knowledge of the Thrive Approach and Thrive-Online. You will learn how to deliver Thrive Approved courses to adults 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 and Thrive-Online
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 the training department once course booking confirmed.
Module 2: Days 1-5 Classroom based 9.00am - 5.00pm
Module 3: e-Learning - Individually arranged through the training department.
Module 4: Days 6, 7 and 8 - Field based teaching observation and practice. Individually arranged through the Training Department once course booking is 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. It is also recommended that you are a Thrive Course Leader. You will 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 being confident in the use of Thrive-Online is also essential. You will need to be emotionally resilient, able to self-regulate and hold yourself steady, and be used to self-directed learning. You will also need to have previous experience of presenting and training adults (eg. teaching, coaching, leading workshops or Insets etc). Delegates will need to provide their own laptop.
Before booking, please refer to the document 'The Route to becoming a Thrive Licensed Trainer' available on the content page, for details of what it means to be a Thrive Licensed Trainer, the pre-qualifying criteria, assessment criteria and Licensing guidelines.
Upon successful completion of the Train the Trainer course and licensing requirements you will become a Thrive Licensed Trainer (small groups). Thrive Trainer and Course Leaders Terms and Conditions can be found here
Price valid for a start date before 31st August 2019.
Please contact Thrive for more information 01392 797555 Option 1
The Route to 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 Business Development Manager.
- What it means to be a Thrive Trainer
A Thrive Licensed Trainer is a skilled and experienced Thrive Practitioner, and it is recommended, will also be a Thrive Course Leader. With a passion for Thrive and the children they support, s/he will have a good understanding of the Thrive Approach and an excellent understanding of Thrive-Online. A Thrive Trainer will be confident and competent to present and train other adults 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
be comfortable and confident, presenting and delivering training to adults
“walk the talk”
be competent and confident with the theory that underpins Thrive
be observant, compassionate and challengin
model PACE (being Playful, 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 hold themselves safe, 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
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 adults, 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 is an intensive and emotionally demanding course consisting of 5 separate modules which will be completed over a period of approximately 5 months, as outlined below. Module Type Days Notes
E-Learning N/A 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.
Classroom based 1 – 5 Consecutive days 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.
E-Learning Between 5 & 9 This e-learning module supports your understanding of the key skills required of a Thrive Trainer via film-based teaching.
Field based** 6, 7 & 8 You will be placed with an experienced Thrive Trainer on a Licensed Practitioner course (s) for teaching observation and practise. Feedback will be received from the Thrive Senior Trainer and this will contribute to your overall assessment.
Classroom based 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 the Training Department 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.
- Assessment Criteria
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 and effective user of Thrive-Online and a communicator of its use
• an effective trainer and group facilitator of key Thrive skills
• a leader who embodies key Thrive values and an attitude of PACE
Successful completion of the Licensed Trainer course will lead to the qualification Thrive Licensed Trainer with approval to Lead Train the Thrive Licensed Practitioner course and usually a number of CPD courses (i.e. Thrive-Online refresher, Stress and Anxiety, Working with Parents and Carers, and Mentoring) Some delegates may be approved to deliver School Inductions depending on their background and experience.
Licensing and Assessment Notes:
• Full attendance is required for licensing
• Satisfactory completion of the TTT course leads to Licensed Lead Trainer (of small groups (max 12 )
• On the rare occasion that the TTT trainers or a delegate, feel that they need more time for development and preparation before the final assessment module, then there is the option of completing Module 5 on a future course.
• Delegates not achieving Lead Trainer (small groups) status can be reassessed at a later date
• 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 are charged at £495 + VAT (from Sept 1st 2018).
• All Licensed Trainers must progress to their first delivery of approved course(s) within 12 months of completing their Final Assessment during Module 5 in order to maintain their Trainers status.
• Licensed Lead Trainers (small groups) may opt, by further Assessment in the field, to Lead Train larger courses (up to 24 delegates).
• Assessment visits are charged at £495 + VAT (from Sept 1st 2018).
• 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 (Assessment Fee £495+VAT from 1st September 2018).
• Where you are delivering training for Thrive, the fee may be deducted from the daily fee paid to you. If you are running a course which you have commissioned this fee will be invoiced separately.
- Delivering Thrive Training
Thrive Licensed Trainers may use their qualification to deliver Thrive approved training in the following ways:
• Your organisation can commissioning an inhouse course which you deliver Your organisation can commission a Thrive course (minimum order 8) which you are approved to deliver and will benefit from a discount on the per delegate rate as compared the published rates.
• Delivering Training for Thrive on a Freelance basis Where it has been agreed that you will provide Thrive training for Thrive FTC, you will be offered an agreed fee rate plus expenses. Long distance travel and overnight stays may be needed on some courses and all reasonable expenses are paid for by Thrive. Applicants should discuss the feasibility of this route with the Business Development Manager in advance of the TTT course.
• Occasionally employment opportunities are available for training roles with Thrive. Please refer to the Thrive website or contact email@example.com
Insurance - Please note that all Trainers should ensure that they have appropriate insurances in place ( eg Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance). Please contact your own Insurance Brokers for further information.
- 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 £245 + VAT for 2018-19). The licence fee will be due the year after which you are licensed as a Trainer, and part way through your licensed period
• to have a current DBS certificate
• maintain the necessary insurances and indemnity cover as set out in the Trainer & Course Leader Terms
- Adding additional courses to your portfolio
In time, Trainers may wish to add to their portfolio of approved courses which they are able to deliver eg more CPD courses and Licensed Practitioner courses for additional age groups Early Years / Adolescent years.
• To add a CPD course: Trainers need to attend the CPD course to observe the Lead trainer and remain for an additional 2hrs of 1-1 tuition. The rate for adding a 1 day CPD course is £300pp (ex VAT) from 1st September 2018
• To add a new level of Licensed Practitioner training: Trainers need to attend a conversion course. Price on request
For more information about Trainer development please contact firstname.lastname@example.org