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New Courses For Spring & Summer

Check out our fabulous selection of NEW part time courses for the Spring and Summer term.

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Art Courses for Absolute Beginners

Not sure where to start? A choice of courses for absolute beginners in Art. Try Sculpture, Drawing or Jewellery.

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FREE Courses For The Unemployed

If you are in receipt of JSA/ESA or unemployed in receipt of Universal Credit or another related benefit? Some courses may be FREE.

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IT And Computing Courses

Need to improve your IT skills for work, or would like to learn how to get the best from the web? Have a look at our IT and Computing courses. Some courses are FREE to students in receipt of certain benefits.

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Singing, Song Writing and Performance

Whether you want to play an instrument, write song lyrics, introduction to comedy or acting, choosing one of these courses will give you the opportunity to combine learning and enjoyment.

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ESOL, Pronunciation & Cambridge English

Find out about assessment times throughout September for English Courses.

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Community Interpreting Courses 2017-18

Find out about our Community Interpreting Courses from Level 1(Ascentis) to Level 3 (Ascentis) & much more.

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To The Foot Of The World

Sue has made it To Everest Base Camp exhausted but exhilarated!

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Upcoming Courses

Nov 25

New: Joseph Campbell Master Of Myth

This two-day course looks at the achievements of the late Joseph Campbell in respect to[...]

Nov 25

New: Writing For Confidence

Experience the power of therapeutic writing as a tool to increase your confidence and self-esteem[...]

Nov 25

Portrait Weekend

Looking at structure and rhythm within the subject and exploring various approaches to capturing a[...]

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.