Course Leader for Family Thrive

Increase the impact of your Thrive work by gaining the knowledge and skills required to share the Thrive Approach with the parents and carers of the children and young people you are supporting.

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Course overview

Do you want to take your Thrive practice to the next level? Are you looking for ways to use Thrive to reach more of the children in your setting? Would you like to work more closely with parents and carers but lack the tools you need to do it?

If so, then Course Leader for Family Thrive could be the course for you. This intensive course is run over 4 webinars and a final assessment day which will equip you with the skills and resources you need to run a six-session Family Thrive programme for groups of parents and carers in your setting. The purpose of this programme is to share the key principles of the Thrive Approach with parents and carers in an accessible way so that they are better able to understand and support the work that you are doing in your setting. For this reason, the Family Thrive programme is particularly suitable for settings that have adopted a whole setting approach to Thrive.

Suitable for

This course is ideal for Thrive Licensed Practitioners working with primary school aged children, wishing to take their Thrive practise to the next level and sharing the Thrive Approach with parents and carers.

Full attendance is required to achieve Thrive Course Leader status. Any missed sessions will incur an additional chard (please see training terms and conditions).

To maintain Course Leader status, a minimum of one course must be delivered annually and an annual Course Leader license fee paid. The license fee takes effect from the start of the academic year after you have achieved Course Leader status and for 2021/22 costs £129 +vat . This fee covers the supply of materials needed to run the Family Thrive Programme. Invoice details for the annual fee must be provided when booking.

Attendance will give you 30 CPD points.

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. 


Course structure

This course is deliver with 2 e-learning modules, four virtual training sessions (each 3 hours) and a final assessment day during which you will run a 15-minute presentation:

  • E-learning module 1: During this three-hour e-learning module at the start of the course, you will have the opportunity to refresh your understanding of the Thrive theory and underpinning neuroscience.
  • Virtual training session 1: explore the content of the Family Thrive programme, develop your skills in group facilitation and explore some of the practical, logistical and administrative issues involved in running a Family Thrive programme, understanding the assessment process.
  • Virtual training session 2: experience some of the group activities and practise presenting some of the theory and concepts of the Thrive Approach.
  • Virtual training session 3: experience more of the group activities and practise presenting more of the theory and concepts of the Thrive Approach.
  • Virtual training session 4: deepening your understanding of self-regulation and emotional triggers, using circle time activities, as well as preparation for assessment.
  • E-learning module 2: Which will prepare you for delivering Family Thrive in your setting.
  • Final Assessment: you will be asked to complete a final assessment in which you will be leading a Family Thrive programme activity and receiving feedback from your trainer. During this process, you will be assessed on your knowledge of the Thrive theory and your ability to deliver the materials. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will emerge as a Thrive Course Leader, licensed to deliver the Family Thrive programme to groups of parents and carers.

Course outcomes

The Course Leader for Family Thrive training is an ideal first-step for those considering becoming Thrive Licensed Trainers and training others to become Thrive Licensed Practitioners.

Attendance will give you 30 CPD points.


Where can I find upcoming Thrive training in my area?

All Thrive training is now delivered by our experienced Thrive trainers using a mix of live webinars, e-learning sessions and e-mentoring. On the Thrive training pages you can find dates for courses running throughout the year. We also have a team of regional Relationship Managers who are happy to help – meet the regional team here.

Can I complete Thrive training as an individual or do I need to be part of an organisation?

To become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner you will need to be working with children on a regular basis and be able to carry out Thrive-Online assessments to pass the course. We recommend volunteering at a school if this is not possible in your current role.

To talk through our training courses and to discuss funding options, contact our Relationship Development team on 01392 797555 or

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