Trainer Conversion

A conversion course for Thrive Licensed Trainers keen to deliver Licensed Practitioner training at a different educational phase to their initial License.

5 sessions
Costs from: £420
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Course overview

As a Thrive Licensed Trainer for Early Years, Childhood or Adolescence, you will already have experience of sharing your knowledge and expertise to train the next generation of Thrive Licenses Practitioners. You may now be working alongside children and young people in a different educational phase and want to build your Thrive trainer knowledge to support this.

Suitable for

This training is only available to Thrive Licensed Trainers, enabling you to deliver the Thrive Licensed Practitioner training at Early Years, Childhood and/or Adolescence.

In addition to already holding the Thrive Licensed Trainer status for one particular educational phase, you will need to evidence that you have experience of working with children or young people  relevant to the new phase that you would like to expand your training expertise within.

Attendance of this course enables you to up-skill to deliver courses for one additional educational phase. The cost to up-skill to two phases is £550 (ex VAT).

If you would like to discuss the options ahead of booking a place, please contact the Member Services team.

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.


Course structure

The Conversion course is delivered across 5 sessions, totaling 11 hours. The course is structured as follows:

  • Pre-course preparation: reading the appropriate Trainer manual and preparing any questions ahead of the first virtual session.
  • Two 3-hour interactive webinars to develop your understanding of the connection across the different age phases.
  • Two 3-hour observation sessions where you will join the appropriate Licensed Practitioner course, led by an approved Thrive trainer, for the phase you have chosen.
  • Completion of a reflection task for each of the observation sessions.
  • One 2-hour e-mentoring session to review and feedback on your reflection tasks.

Course outcomes

Successful completion of the Conversion course will enable you to deliver Thrive Licensed Practitioner training for one of these additional phases: Early Years, Childhood and/or Adolescence.


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.

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