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

Wednesday 5th, 12th 19th & 26th February 10.30AM-2PM 
Wednesday 12th & 26th February 6.30PM-8.30PM
Wednesday 4th & 11th March 10.30AM-2PM
Wednesday 11th & 25th March 6.30PM-8.30PM

Blackfriars Assessment Dates

10AM-12PM on Thursdays:

February 6th & 20th

March 12th & 26th



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.