Thrive Lite

Thrive Lite (being piloted in spring 2021) is a free online course of self-directed study for those based in Scotland. Thrive Lite is particularly suited to those who may have a part-time or volunteer role in using physical activity or sport to make a difference.


Thrive Lite covers the same content as the full Thrive Training course, but in less depth. It has the same 3 module structure: PLAN, DO, REVIEW with a focus on developing a person-centred approach.


You will have 1 month to complete each module, so will complete the course in 3 months. Each module will take approximately 4-6 hours to work through. There is 1 hour webinar at the end of each module.


Thrive Lite has been created in an online learning platform. Course materials are presented in a variety of ways, including:

  • text
  • quizzes
  • videos
  • assignments
  • downloadable templates and handouts.

Throughout the course there are opportunities to apply what you are learning to your own context. You are also encouraged to share your expertise with each other using the Thrive Slack channel.

A screenshot of the Thrive Lite learning platform.

Stay Informed

We aim to launch Thrive Lite to the public in autumn 2021. If you want to be notified when registration opens, please complete the form on our home page.

Register for the pilot

We are about to pilot the first module of Thrive Lite: PLAN. It is free and open to anyone working or volunteering in the world of physical activity / sport in Scotland.

The course will open on Thursday 11th March and you will then have 3 weeks (until Thursday 1st April) to complete it. We estimate it will need between 4-6 hours to complete. Once you have finished, you will be asked for your feedback on the structure, online learning platform and content of the course.

If you complete this pilot module, you will be given the opportunity to take part in the pilots of modules 2 (DO) and 3 (REVIEW) at a later date.

Please complete the form below by Monday 8th of March to register your interest. As there are limited places available on this pilot, we will be in touch before the course opens to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a space.

I wish you every success as you continue to look at new ways to share THRIVE with others. It is such a vital toolkit to better equip our workforce to consider and measure the impact of sport and physical activity on individuals and communities – Changing Lives. Will be even more important now as organisations and clubs will have to reconsider what they are doing to better respond to the pandemic. 

Jude Deacons
Community Activation Manager
Active Stirling

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