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Upcoming Events at Pen Green

All upcoming events, courses, and important dates can be found here.  To see which groups are running please see our daily timetable.  If you would like any further information about upcoming dates and events, please contact us.  Daily events such as groups are also posted on our social medial channels.

All nursery closure dates and staff training days are listed but if you would like to see all closure dates for the academic year, please see our information for parents & carers.

Attendance dates for Degree students can be found in information for students.

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BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree Programme (BR)

This one year top-up course allows students holding a relevant foundation degree to progress to the next level of learning. It is delivered by practitioners from Pen Green Research, Training and Development Base and accredited by the University of Hertfordshire.

Taught at St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Bradford.

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Centre Closure

We will be closed from 6pm on Friday 20th July for our annual summer shutdown period.  The centre will reopen at 8am on Monday 6th August.

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Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT)

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) is teacher training focused on working with children across the birth to five age range. Early years teachers specialise in early childhood development and learning. Their expertise, knowledge and understanding helps to provide young children with the best start in early years settings and schools. As an Early Years Teacher you will be responsible for organising, delivering and leading practice in your own workplace, working closely with families and other professionals.

 

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School Direct Initial Teacher Training – PGCE

The Pen Green Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course covers the 3 to 11 age range. All primary trainees are on a programme which trains them to teach ‘The Primary Phase’. Within this phase, Pen Green trainees are on the 3-7 pathway. All trainees are required to spend time (1 day minimum) in the age range before and after the age range they are experiencing in their school based training.

We have two routes to QTS, School Direct PGCE and School Direct Salaried. School Direct means that trainees spend the majority of their training year based in school, working and learning alongside qualified teachers who mentor and support them in school. Academic and pastoral support is also provided by tutors from Pen Green and the University of Hertfordshire. The University of Hertfordshire awards the academic qualifications and accredits the QTS of our trainee teachers.

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School Direct Initial Teacher Training – Salaried Route

The Pen Green Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course covers the 3 to 11 age range. All primary trainees are on a programme which trains them to teach ‘The Primary Phase’. Within this phase, Pen Green trainees are on the 3-7 pathway. All trainees are required to spend time (1 day minimum) in the age range before and after the age range they are experiencing in their school based training.

We have two routes to QTS, School Direct PGCE and School Direct Salaried. School Direct means that trainees spend the majority of their training year based in school, working and learning alongside qualified teachers who mentor and support them in school. Academic and pastoral support is also provided by tutors from Pen Green and the University of Hertfordshire. The University of Hertfordshire awards the academic qualifications and accredits the QTS of our trainee teachers.

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Foundation Degree in Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years (PG)

The Foundation Degree (Arts) in Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years is an exciting entry into Higher Education, delivered at the Pen Green Research Base and endorsed by the University of Hertfordshire. This two year course has been designed for practitioners to build on their experience, develop their practice, and deepen their understanding of working with children and families in early years contexts.

Taught at Pen Green, Corby, Northamptonshire.

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Professional Development Visit

Professional Development Visits to Pen Green are held once a month and may be booked for individuals or groups, tailored to suit you and your team.

The day can be programmed to support your continuous professional development or as an informal tour of the centre led by knowledgeable members of staff.

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Foundation Degree in Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years (Liverpool)

The Foundation Degree (Arts) in Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years is delivered at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre, Liverpool.  An exciting entry into Higher Education endorsed by the University of Hertfordshire. This two year course has been designed for practitioners to build on their experience, develop their practice, and deepen their understanding of working with children and families in early years contexts.

Taught at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre, Liverpool

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Master of Arts in Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years

This practice-based postgraduate course is an exciting collaborative venture between Pen Green and the University of Hertfordshire.  Developed in consultation with working practitioners, it is an opportunity to develop a range of vocational, academic and personal skills which will be of value to your practice in the workplace. We also offer a unique course structure enabling you to combine study with your other personal and professional commitments.

Taught at Pen Green, Corby, Northamptonshire.

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BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree Programme (PG)

This one year top-up course allows students holding a relevant foundation degree to progress to the next level of learning. It is delivered by practitioners from Pen Green Research, Training and Development Base and accredited by the University of Hertfordshire.

Taught at Pen Green, Corby, Northamptonshire.

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Foundation Degree in Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years (BR)

The Foundation Degree (Arts) in Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years is an exciting entry into Higher Education, delivered at the Pen Green Research Base and endorsed by the University of Hertfordshire. This two year course has been designed for practitioners to build on their experience, develop their practice, and deepen their understanding of working with children and families in early years contexts.

Taught at St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Bradford.

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Professional Development Visit

Professional Development Visits to Pen Green are held once a month and may be booked for individuals or groups, tailored to suit you and your team.

The day can be programmed to support your continuous professional development or as an informal tour of the centre led by knowledgeable members of staff.

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BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree Programme (Norfolk)

This one year top-up course allows students holding a relevant foundation degree to progress to the next level of learning. It is delivered by practitioners from Pen Green Research, Training and Development Base and accredited by the University of Hertfordshire.

Taught at Earlham Early Years Centre, Norwich.

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Professional Development Visit

Professional Development Visits to Pen Green are held once a month and may be booked for individuals or groups, tailored to suit you and your team.

The day can be programmed to support your continuous professional development or as an informal tour of the centre led by knowledgeable members of staff.

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