Thrive practitioner course

Practitioner Course - Childhood Years

Learn to work effectively with all children and especially vulnerable children with disruptive and troubling behaviour to help re-engage them with life and learning. You will learn why troubled and vulnerable children behave the way they do. Using Thrive-Online you will be able to screen whole classes and assess individual children to identify their underlying emotional needs and you will be able to select practical activities to help them. By the end of the course you will feel more confident to deal with disruptive and troubling behaviour and you will find stress levels reduce as relationships between staff and children improve.

Course Content:

  • We will be looking at the underpinning theory of brain development and neuroscience
  • The Six Developmental Strands of emotional and social development
  • VRFs (Vital Relational Functions)
  • Attachment Theory
  • 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
  • Thrive-Online and mentoring throughout the course.

Duration: 10 days spread over several terms.

Also included: Thrive membership and Professional Licensing on successful completion of the full course. For schools new to Thrive - free access to Thrive-Online for 90 days from the start of training, thereafter a subscription should be put in place.

Requirements: Full attendance is required for you to gain your Professional Licensed status at the end of the course. No previous qualifications are required other than being comfortable with day to day use of a laptop or tablet, and having the capacity to enjoy working with young people.

Please note: Delegates will need to provide their own Wi-Fi enabled Laptop or Tablet

To be professionally Licensed you will need to be an authorised user of Thrive-Online through an annual subscription. After the initial 90 days of training.


Price: £1645 ex VAT ( 5% discount for multiple bookings, £50 discount for early booking before Feb)                

Duration: 10 Days

Venue: St Stephens Junior School, Lansdown Road, Kingswood, BS15 1XD



Wednesday 26th September
Thursday 27th September
Thursday 18th October
Friday 19th October
Monday 19th November
Tuesday 20th November
Wednesday 12th December
Thursday 17th January
Friday 18th January
Friday 8th February

Please call: Eva Ford 01454 867175