Advice & Support for Students

Advice on courses

If you need advice on which course to choose, email us at or call us on 020 7269 6000.

Maths and Literacy

If you require advice for Maths or Literacy please contact Pamela Murchland:

Tel 020 7269  6032

Computing & IT
If you require advice for Computer & IT please contact Marc Breen:

Tel 020 7269  6041

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL Assessments 

Drop in assessment sessions every Wednesday 10.30AM-12.30PM

If you require advice for ESOL contact Kirsty Barlow:

Tel: 020 7269 6031

Summer and September dates
Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August 10-12
Wednesday 4th, 18th & 25th September 10-2
Tuesday 10th & 17th September 6-9
Wednesday 11th , 18th & 25th September 6-9
Thursday 12th & 19th September 10-2
Wednesday 2nd & 9th October 10-2 & 6-9

Cambridge Advance Assessment session: Saturday 28th September 10am start

Blackfriars Assessment Dates

Tuesday 17th September 10-2
Thursday 19th & 26th September 10-2 & 6-9
Thursday 10th & 24th October 10-12
Thursday 7th & 28th November 10-12
Thursday 12th December 10-12


Support with learning

You may need support with your learning. You might have a disability or a learning difficulty. If you need support, please ask. If we can help – and we usually can – then we will.

Need advice on support for learning before you enrol? Please contact Sahara Williams:

Tel: 020 7269 6030 or email Sahara at

We can provide you with a hearing loop, large print and other aids for people with visual impairment, level access and specialised equipment to make your experience at the Mary Ward Centre easy and enjoyable.

Once you tell Sahara exactly what you need we can put together a Personal Assistance Plan for you, and if you have a difficulty affecting mobility, we’ll put together a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan so that you will be safe during an emergency. You will be given a copy of this to keep, and copies will also be shared with reception staff.

You may have a learning difficulty and require Additional Learning Support.  This may be additional teaching or other specific support.  We aim to provide support tailored to your needs so that you can achieve your learning goals.  Once more, Sahara is your first port of call.