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Enrol For Term 2

Don't forget to enrol for the Spring Term. Lots of courses to spark off your New Year!

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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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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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ESOL, Pronunciation & Cambridge English

Find out about assessment times for English Courses (English for speakers of other languages).

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Work Skills

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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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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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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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

Jan 24

The Origins Of Greek Civilisation

The Course will explore the social and cultural basis of Greek civilisation, from prehistory to[...]

Jan 24

Music In Depth: Context And Analysis

A tutor-guided study group of set works from the Western classical music canon with topics/works[...]

Jan 24

History Of Art: Post Colonialism

This course is an introduction to post colonial studies and gives you the opportunity to[...]

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.