This course is intended for Thrive Licensed Practitioners (Early Years, Childhood or Adolescence) who have at least six months’ experience using Thrive in one or more settings and wish to take their training to a more advanced level by becoming a Thrive Trainer.
About this course
What does this course give the delegates?
This transformational course is designed to build on the understanding, knowledge and skills of current Thrive Practitioners by equipping them with the enhanced skill-set that they need to deliver the Thrive Licensed Practitioner course – our experiential training in the Thrive Approach for adults working with children and young people. Depending on whether they have been licensed at Early Years, Childhood or Adolescence, the course enables them to deliver the Thrive Licensed Practitioner course relevant to their previous training and experience.
What does the course involve?
This is an intensive and emotionally demanding course that combines face-to-face, online and field training spread over a period of approximately six months. The course equips delegates to become competent Thrive trainers able to deliver the Thrive Licensed Practitioner course. During the course, delegates will consolidate their existing knowledge of Thrive, deepen their understanding of Thrive theory, learn about what it means to become a Thrive trainer, hone their training skills and put those skills into practice in the field.
Delegates will be expected to:
• complete two e-learning modules
• undertake three days of intensive classroom-based learning
• attend three days of a scheduled Thrive Licensed Practitioner course
• successfully complete two days of assessment and licensing.
What is the format of the course?
The course comprises the following:
• Module 1: Induction – a four-week e-learning module designed to introduce delegates to the TTT course and to each other, deepen delegates’ self-awareness and recap key aspects of the material covered during the Thrive Licensed Practitioner (Childhood) course.
• Module 2: Becoming a trainer – a three-day face-to-face module in which delegates have the opportunity to learn about and practise the key skills of being a Thrive trainer.
• Module 3: Deepening knowledge – a 10-week e-learning module designed to run alongside Module 4. This module equips delegates with the more advanced knowledge of Thrive theory required to successfully deliver Thrive licensed courses. The theory includes: key principles in neuroscience; an in-depth exploration of the Thrive developmental model; an overview of attachment theory; and insights from research into play, creativity and the arts.
• Module 4: Developing practice – three days out in the field, observing and then co-training alongside an experienced Thrive trainer delivering a Thrive licensed course. In the course of these three days, delegates must deliver some sessions under supervised conditions.
• Module 5: Licensing – a two-day face-to-face module in which delegates are assessed on their ability to deliver Thrive training and, if they are successful, licensed as Thrive trainers.
What benefits does the course give delegates?
This course gives delegates the following benefits:
• The knowledge, skills and understanding to enable other adults to support the social and emotional development of all children and young people and to re-engage vulnerable children with life and learning
• An understanding of how to support settings to roll out Thrive as a whole school approach
• Greater self-awareness and capacity for self-regulation
• The ability to facilitate transformational learning
• The confidence and skills required to facilitate groups of adults safely
• The potential to benefit their setting by training internal staff in the Thrive Approach and bringing in additional funds by delivering Thrive to staff in external organisations.
Full attendance on this course is required for licensing. As part of this, delegates must have the flexibility to attend scheduled training days.
• Successful completion of a Thrive Licensed Practitioner course – either Early Years, Childhood or Adolescence
• Six months’ experience of working individually with children or young people using the Thrive Approach
• A passion for the Thrive Approach
• A good understanding of the theory that underpins the Thrive Approach, including the neuroscience and Thrive developmental model
• Confidence with using Thrive-Online
• Emotional resilience and the capacity for self-regulation
• The ability to undertake self-directed learning
• Competence with using IT
• Previous experience of presenting and training adults (for example, teaching, coaching, leading workshops or staff training, etc)
• A laptop for use during the course.
• Successful completion of the Course Leader for Family Thrive course.
Before booking, please refer to the document 'The Route to becoming a Thrive Licensed Trainer' for details of what it means to be a Thrive Licensed Trainer, the pre-qualifying criteria, assessment criteria and licensing guidelines. You can view this by clicking ‘Further information’ below.
Upon successful completion of the Train the Trainer course and licensing requirements, you will become a Thrive Licensed Trainer (small groups). The Thrive trainer and course leader’s terms and conditions can be found here here