Childhood Practitioner Course: Blended Learning
Learning will take place over six face-to-face days and three e-learning modules. Upon passing, you will emerge with a Thrive Childhood Practitioner’s Licence.
On this blended learning course, you will find out why troubled and vulnerable children behave the way they do and what you can do to support them. In particular, you will learn the importance of relationship and how you can adapt your ways of being with the child to facilitate positive change in them. To support you in this, Thrive-Online will enable you to profile the social and emotional development of whole classes as well as individual children in order to identify their underlying emotional needs. Based on this, you will then be able to select from a range of practical strategies and activities that you can use to help them. By the end of the course, you will feel more confident to deal with disruptive and troubling behaviour and you will find stress levels reduce as relationships between staff and children improve. The course is delivered through a combination of online and face-to-face learning, spread out over a period of approximately three and a half months. The content of the course includes: • the development and functioning of the brain and nervous system • the six developmental stages of social and emotional development • the principles of attachment theory • key strategies for building supportive relationships • the role of the arts, play and creativity in supporting social and emotional development • how fear, anger, loss, change, separation, bereavement and joy can interrupt learning • instruction and practice in using Thrive-Online effectively • regular group mentoring.
Duration: 6 face-to-face days and 3 e-learning modules spread out over a period of approximately 14 weeks.
Also included: Thrive membership and Professional Licensing upon successful completion of the full course. First Year discount on the Thrive-Online Whole Setting subscription for schools new to Thrive of 12 months for the price of 9 months.
Requirements: To be professionally Licensed you will need to be an authorised user of Thrive-Online through an annual Whole Setting subscription which is based on roll number of the setting. This subscription will need to be in place for day one of training. Full attendance is required for you to gain your Professional Licensed status at the end of the course. No previous qualifications are required other than being comfortable with day to day use of a laptop or tablet, and having the capacity to enjoy working with young people.
Please note: Delegates will need to provide their own Wi-Fi enabled laptop or Tablet.
Please contact Thrive for more information on 01392 797555 option 1