This course provides you with the evidence-based skills and knowledge to effectively support young people through the various stages of adolescence – improving learning and enhancing emotional wellbeing and mental health. It can also address any troubled, or troubling, behaviours, providing a firm foundation for academic attainment.
The practical application of the theory and concepts of the Thrive Approach are at the centre of what you will learn, as well as the use of Thrive-OnlineTM (TOL) for profiling, action planning, and measuring progress.
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Adolescence is a time of self-exploration, creative expression and transformation. Young people experience a burst in brain development, a changing body and challenging transitions as they progress on their journey to adulthood. This provides an amazing window of opportunity to help them become more emotionally resilient and open to learning.
Informed by the latest advances in neuroscience, as well as attachment theory and child development, the Thrive Approach enables you to seize the opportunities of adolescence and create a safe and emotionally healthy environment for the young people in your setting.
This Thrive Licensed Practitioner virtual training course, tailored for those working alongside adolescents, will equip you with the essential skills needed to support the social and emotional development of all young people. It will help 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.
You will also explore how Thrive-Online, our profiling and action-planning tool, can be used to identify the social and emotional needs of the young people you work with. You will be shown how to identify the relevant strategies and action plans that will support their development.
This course, leading to Thrive Licensed Practitioner status, 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.
There are no previous qualifications required to undertake this course, other than being comfortable with day-to-day use of a laptop or tablet, having a role working with young people and wanting to make a difference.
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-school subscription. This subscription needs to be in place for day one of your training. Full attendance is required to gain Licensed status.
If you need to reschedule your course attendance because you have Covid or have to isolate, the first rearrangement is free, a subsequent rearrangement will incur an admin fee of £50 plus VAT and any further rescheduling will be charged at £100 plus VAT.
If sessions need to be rearranged for any other reason, the first rearrangement is free and any further rescheduling will be charged at £100 plus VAT.
For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £300 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.
Please note prices are for courses starting on or after 1 September 2021.
During the virtual training sessions, you will learn about:
The course is structured into 3 e-learning modules with 8 virtual training sessions (each 3 hours), 2 Thrive-Online sessions (each 1.5 hours) and 2 e-mentoring sessions (each 1.5 hours):
Successful completion of this course leads to Thrive Adolescence Licensed Practitioner status. You will have acquired the additional skills and knowledge to implement the Thrive Approach to benefit all students (right-time), and be able to work with individual students needing additional support (reparative).
To maintain your licensed status you need to attend Thrive CPD courses and actively use Thrive-Online. The annual criteria is to gain 10 CPD points and profile/re-profile a minimum of three individuals.