Childhood Licensed Practitioner

This course will revolutionise how you view behaviour. Equipped with Thrive-Online, you will learn how to identify pupils’ social and emotional needs and create targeted action plans to remove barriers to learning.


At a glance

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Course duration

14 sessions

Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual AM, PM or evening sessions


Entry requirements

Thrive-Online subscription

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Price per place

£1595 excl. VAT

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Course Outcomes

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

By the end of the training, you will know 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 that will help you develop a relational stance and help children become ready to learn.

Who is it for?

This course 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.

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.


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What you'll learn

During the virtual training sessions, you'll explore:

  • 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 to profile and create targeted action plans for whole groups and individual children, and measure progress.

Course structure

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

Session 1: Introducing the Thrive Approach
Session 2: Emotions, why they matter and Being
Session 3: Relationships and how they can get in the way
Session 4: Learning about Doing and Thinking
Session 5: Power and Identity, hooks and triggers
Session 6: Relationships and Skills and Structure

E-mentoring session 1

Session 7: Understanding behaviour
Session 8: Deepening practice
Session 9: Being the source of real change
Session 10: Understanding fear and anger as interruptions to learning

E-mentoring session 2

Session 11: Understanding loss and change as interruptions to learning
Session 12: Joy, success and becoming a Thrive Licensed Practitioner



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