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Build A Better Working Life

The Mary Ward has a broad range of part-time courses that will give you the skills, qualifications and confidence you need for a successful working life, providing skills that are used in offices and work places across London.

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Arts Progression Event

Find out more about Mary Ward Centre's accredited and Progression Courses.

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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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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

Apr 23

Developing Your Skills as a Community Interpreter Level 2 (Ascentis)

This course is the ideal opportunity for you to develop some of the academic skills[...]

Apr 23

Award In Education And Training

This is the new national qualification (replacing the previous PTLLS qualification) for those wishing to[...]

Apr 23

Evening Pilates

A general course in Pilates, suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience,[...]

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.