Free Maths Courses

Not quite ready to start your GCSE? Join our maths courses, gain a functional skills qualification and get yourself ready for GCSE. In many cases, employers will recognise Level 2 Functional Skills maths as equivalent to a GCSE.

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From Philosophy to Yoga. We have a course for you.

We have selected some courses that may be of interest?

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ESOL, Pronunciation, Literacy, Maths & IT

Join our new classes! Click for advice and assessment times

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Creative Writing

Looking for the perfect creative writing course? Take a look at the range of courses we offer for students at all levels of ability.

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Upcoming Courses

Feb 13

New: James 1 And The Golden Age Restored

We will look at the court of King James and empire building in 1615 when[...]

Feb 16

Writing The City

Taking inspiration from the wealth of museums, galleries, and public buildings within a stones throw[...]

Feb 16

Photography – DSLR Introduction

A short course to introduce you to the technical and creative use of a DSLR camera[...]

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

The Cafe

The vegetarian cafe at 42 Queen Square is a popular meeting place for lunch, dinner, or coffee and cake.  The café specialises in vegetarian, vegan, gluten and wheat-free meals and snacks, catering for every dietary requirement.


Café customers can enjoy being surrounded by art produced by Mary Ward Centre art students, or simply catch up with friends, fellow students or colleagues in the calm setting of Queen Square.