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Pen Green Research, Training & Development Base

Pen Green Teaching School

Adult education

Pen Green provides a wide range of adult community education opportunities for parents and those interested in working in the early years. Families and practitioners can benefit from our long history of working with children and families. We have developed a ‘university of the work place’, offering a range of opportunities including basic literacy and numeracy, CACHE diplomas, and an early years degree programme from foundation to PhD level facilitated through our Research Base. 


What we offer:


CACHE Level 3 Award Preparing for Homebased Childcare

A nationally recognised qualification for childminders. Extend your knowledge of working with children and develop your understanding of child education and development.


CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

A nationally recognised qualification for those working/planning to work with children or young people.


Computer Literacy and Information Technology (CLAIT)

Attend CLAIT to improve and develop your confidence using computers.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Improve your English language skills across speaking, reading, writing and listening. The course also covers spelling, grammar and punctuation.


Functional Skills English

An on-going course to improve your English skills. Modules are completed at your own pace with support from the tutor.


Functional Skills Maths

An on-going course to improve your Maths skills. Modules are completed at your own pace with support from the tutor.


Introduction to Childcare
An introductory course for those interested in working with children. You will explore what it is like to work within an early years setting. This is a 20 week course. Please contact us for upcoming dates.


Parents Involvement in their Children's Learning (PICL)
PICL is available for carers of children in our nursery provision. This is an opportunity to develop your understanding of child development and play. Participants can also choose to complete a portfolio study of their child, for which they can be awarded 10 credits.


For dates and times, please click here for our current group timetable.

The Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families offers outstanding integrated early years services and education for the families of Corby.