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Apply Now For MWC Foundation In Art And Design

Considering a career in the arts sector? This is a practice based year long course designed to fit around you. Apply now!

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Counselling Courses 2020-21

Have you thought of a career in counselling? Do you find yourself with a strong desire to help others? Come and learn a wide range of skills which will make a real impact in peoples’ lives. Applications now open!

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Online Courses Now Available

Available now, straight into your home! Check out our new online courses.

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Community Outreach Xtra

Activities form the Community Outreach team to keep you occupied during Lockdown, Please share your lovely creations.

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Mary Ward Xtra

Mary Ward Xtra – a space to explore a variety of resources for you to try out, discover and participate in.

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College Suspension

Face to face teaching continues to be suspended but we are moving some courses online. In the next few days we will let you know arrangements for enrolling Online provision as well as for Credit Notes/Refunds for courses we have had to close.

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Upcoming Courses

Sep 01

Counselling Bazaar

A general introduction to different schools of counselling, for example, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Person-Centred[...]

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.