Pupil Wellbeing in Childhood

Unlock the potential to transform the lives of children in your care by becoming a Thrive-accredited Pupil Wellbeing Specialist. This comprehensive training course is designed for practitioners working with primary school-aged children (4 to 11 years old), focusing on social and emotional development to promote healthy growth and support mental health and wellbeing.

Why Choose Our Pupil Wellbeing in Childhood Course?

Are you keen to build positive relationships, create a sense of belonging, and ensure every child in your setting feels safe, able to attend school, and ready to learn? Are you curious about your pupils’ behaviour and what it might be communicating? If yes, this Pupil Wellbeing Course is for you.


At a glance

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Course duration

12 hours

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Thrive-Online access

30 days free

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£374 excl. VAT



Course Outcomes

By completing this Pupil Wellbeing Course, you will qualify as a Thrive-accredited Pupil Wellbeing Specialist.

You will gain the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed to practically embed the Thrive Approach in your setting and support the wellbeing of all pupils. Use this approach daily to enhance age-appropriate social and emotional development and improve wellbeing and learning outcomes for every child.

If you want to deepen your understanding of supporting children with social and emotional development, consider our Childhood Licensed Practitioner training. Alternatively, after becoming a Pupil Wellbeing Specialist, you can take additional modules to upgrade to full Thrive Licensed Practitioner status.

Who is it for?

This course is perfect for practitioners working with primary school-aged children (4 to 11 years old) in teaching, healthcare, or social care roles.

It’s suitable for teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, and mealtime assistants. No previous qualifications are required.

Please note: This course was previously Building Emotional Health.


£374 excl. VAT

Prices are for courses starting on or after 1 September 2023. 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.



Thrive has given us strong, positive relationships with the children. It helped us to maintain these relationships throughout the pandemic, whether children were at school or at home. I can honestly say now that the relationship we have with them has never felt stronger because of Thrive."

Lisa Kelly, Thrive Licensed Practitioner, Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School



What you'll learn

During the virtual training sessions, you'll explore:

  • The Thrive Approach: Understand its underpinning theory and established neuroscience.
  • Social and Emotional Development: Learn the links between emotional growth and maximising learning potential.
  • Trauma Sensitive Approach: Develop classroom-focused trauma-sensitive strategies to support the social and emotional health of all children.
  • Behavioural Expectations: Understand appropriate behaviour expectations and support development at each stage.
  • Key Relational Skills: Use essential relational skills in your work with children.
  • Thrive-Online Tool: Evaluate children’s social and emotional skills using the Thrive-Online assessment and action-planning tool.
  • Data Interpretation: Plan specific strategies and activities based on Thrive-Online data to support child wellbeing.
  • Curriculum Integration: Incorporate wellbeing strategies into everyday routines and structures.
  • Evidencing Progress: Demonstrate the impact of the Thrive Approach on children’s progress.
  • Supporting Thrive Licensed Practitioners: Understand the role of Thrive Licensed Practitioners and how to effectively support them.

Course structure

The course is delivered as four 3-hour live virtual sessions:

  • Session 1: Thinking about ourselves and our self-awareness.
  • Session 2: Thrive as a 'right-time' approach for supporting the wellbeing of all children.
  • Session 3: Theory and practice for 3 to 7 year olds.
  • Session 4: Theory and practice for 7 to 11 year olds.

Enrol today

Ready to transform the emotional health and resilience of your pupils? Join our Pupil Wellbeing in Childhood Course. Select an upcoming date below to start making a meaningful impact in your classroom.



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 Contact us to discuss how the Thrive Approach can help you