This course provides you with the evidence-based skills and knowledge to better respond to what children’s distressed behaviour is trying to communicate, to help build their ability to process emotions, and to understand how your relationship can support their healthy development.
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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Understanding what the behaviour of children is actually communicating will help you to engage them with life and learning. Ultimately, this will result in better outcomes for all children.
The Thrive Licensed Practitioner course for primary school aged children will introduce you to the Thrive Approach. It will show you how to be and what to do in response to children's varying, and often complex, social and emotional needs. The course will demonstrate how Thrive-Online, our mapping, measuring and monitoring tool, can be used to profile whole classes and individual children, and to identify strategies and action plans that will support healthy emotional and social development. You will also be presented with a raft of practical activities. These will help you develop a relational stance and help children become ready to learn.
"Thrive is the whole package - a great online framework to work from, backed up scientifically and developmentally. Simple, straightforward, easy to adopt yet highly effective."
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This course, leading to Thrive Licensed Practitioner status, is ideal for anyone working closely with primary school aged children 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 children 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.
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 2022.
The Thrive Childhood Licensed Practitioner course covers:
The course is structured into 2 e-learning modules with 2 e-mentoring sessions and 12 virtual training sessions, each 3 hours long:
Successful completion of this course leads to Thrive Childhood 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.