Adolescence Licensed Practitioner

Learn how to effectively support young people through the various stages of adolescence – improve learning and enhance mental health and wellbeing.


At a glance

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Course duration

14 sessions

Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual AM, PM or EVE sessions


Entry requirements

Thrive-Online subscription

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Price per place

£1795 excl. VAT

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Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this course leads to Thrive Adolescence Licensed Practitioner status.

This in-depth course will equip you with the essential skills needed to support the social and emotional development of the young people in your setting; helping them to develop healthy stress-regulation systems, strengthen their emotional resilience and ultimately protect them from potential mental health difficulties.

The course will show you how the brain and body change during adolescence and the impact this can have on their behaviour. Our experienced trainers will explore with you how to work alongside young people, how to scaffold their development and respond appropriately to their emotions, and importantly how you can reassure them that the changes they are going through are normal.

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for anyone working closely with adolescents in a teaching, healthcare or social care role. It is particularly beneficial to professionals with pastoral responsibilities, including safeguarding, special educational needs, SEMH education or a tutor role.

Please note: Prices are for courses starting on or after 1 September 2023. Price also includes Thrive membership, professional licensing on successful completion of the course, plus two CPD webinars in your first year.

Specific requirements: To be professionally licensed you will need to be an authorised user of Thrive-Online through an annual whole-setting subscription. This subscription needs to be in place for day one of your training. Full attendance is required to gain Licensed status. For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £450 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.

Wise Investment Guarantee: If a Licensed Practitioner leaves a setting within 12 months of starting their course, we'll train another member of staff for free within 12 months of the original start date.


Thrive training exceeded my expectations and it has brought me huge benefits professionally and personally. It’s been an amazing journey that has completely transformed me."

Samantha Strange. Personalised Learning Centre Manager, Northfields School and Sports College.



What you'll learn

During the virtual training sessions, you'll explore:

  • The essential theory and neuroscience that underpins the Thrive Approach
  • How the brain changes during adolescence and how this impacts on young people’s emotional wellbeing and behaviour
  • The four stages of adolescent social and emotional development from ages 11–25
  • Key strategies for building supportive relationships
  • The role of the arts, play and creativity in supporting social and emotional development
  • How to put in place right-time and reparative support for the young people in your setting
  • How to use Thrive-Online to assess the social and emotional needs of all students
  • How to create group action plans to support the development of all students, as well as individual action plans to support the needs of students who struggle to access learning
  • Strategies for embedding Thrive in your setting and supporting your colleagues to work more effectively with young people

Course structure

The course is structured into 12 virtual training sessions, each 3 hours long, with 2 e-mentoring sessions:

Module 1: Adolescence Thrive right-time approach

Session 1: Introducing the Thrive Approach
Session 2: The impact of stress and the benefits of a relational approach
Session 3: Interdependence
Session 4: ESSENCE and implementation

Module 2: Adolescence Thrive reparative approach

Session 5: Attuning to the emotional experience of adolescence
Session 6: Entering Interdependence and reparative needs at adolescence

E-mentoring session 1

Session 7: Exploring Interdependence, understanding the self and understanding behaviour
Session 8: Practising Interdependence, relationship, rupture and repair
Session 9: Securing Interdependence, nurture and structure
Session 10: Supporting young people with loss

E-mentoring session 2

Session 11: Applying the theory to practice
Session 12: Becoming a Thrive Licensed Practitioner

E-learning modules
The e-learning modules run in parallel with Module 2:

Module 3: Adolescence Thrive in practice (required)
Module 4: Adolescence Thrive supplementary resources (optional)



Upcoming Scheduled Dates

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