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Blackfriars Settlement

Learn with us south of the river! Some courses are now held at Blackfriars Settlement. Find out the location of your course on enrolment.

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Enrol For Term 3

Have you enrolled yet? This Summer take a journey into learning.

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Arts Open Day

PRE-FOUNDATION, FOUNDATION & APAD: Thinking of signing up for a year long course? This open day will answer all your questions and introduce you to the course tutors. Sat 27th April 10AM-4.30PM

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Join Us On Social Media

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and share your course related achievements and stories.

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Additional Courses For 2019

Get in quick! See the newly released courses for 2019 at all our centres.

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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. Call 020 7269 6000

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ESOL, Pronunciation & Cambridge English

Find out about assessment times for English Courses (English for speakers of other languages). Call 020 7269 6000

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Upcoming Courses

Apr 27

Art Foundations And APAD Open Day

Are you interested in studying art in more depth or to work towards an Arts[...]

Apr 27

Pattern Cutting Taster Workshop

Are you interested in studying Pattern Cutting in more depth and working towards a Level[...]

Apr 29

Introduction To Diet And Nutrition

This course gives you the knowledge to really understand how to create a healthy diet[...]

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.