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Autumn Term is here!

Don't leave it too long to join a class, spaces are filling up fast! You can enrol online, call 020 7269 6000 or pop into one of our buildings at 275-285 High Street, Stratford, E15 2TF or at 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB.

Autumn Term Courses

Welcome to Mary Ward Adult Education

We can't wait to welcome you in to our new building, 275-285 High Street, Stratford, E15 2TF, from 11th September. See how to get here!

Journey to Stratford

Finding us

We are closer than you think! Check your journey times to our new building at Stratford (E15 2TF) and Blackfriars (SE1 0RB)

Getting here!

Counselling Courses

Train for a career in Counselling. We have a range of courses from a general introduction ‘Counselling Bazaar’ through to qualifications at Level 3, 4 and 6.
Apply now for 23-24!


Art Progression Courses

Thinking about a career change or interested in studying art, craft or design more intensively? Apply now for Foundation & Pre-Foundation Art & Design 23-24!

Qualifications & Professional Practice

The friendly place to learn

The Mary Ward has a reputation as the friendly place to learn – this is because as well as getting first-rate teaching, we also offer the support and encouragement you need to help you get the most from your course. Download the Autumn 2023 prospectus to explore our range of courses.

Autumn Prospectus

Autumn Term 2023

Line Dance: Latin Rhythm

20 September 2023 – 06 December 2023

Wednesday, 15:00 to 16:30
Dance to Latin dance rhythms such as Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Rumba without needing a partner in this ...
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Advanced Philosophy: Deleuze - Between Philosophy And Cinema

21 September 2023 – 07 December 2023

Thursday, 18:00 to 20:00
In his ground-breaking works, Cinema 1: The Movement Image and Cinema 2: The Time Image, Gilles Dele...
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Fused Glass Techniques Level 1

25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023

Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Learn the basic techniques of fusing and slumping glass. Suitable for beginners....
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Extra Gentle Tai Chi / Qigong

25 September 2023 – 11 December 2023

Monday, 10:30 to 11:30
Relaxation exercises, postures and classical Chi Kung Tai Chi movements that strengthen the body, re...
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Sculpture: Ceramic Processes

27 September 2023 – 01 November 2023

Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Explore and experiment with a range of ceramic techniques specifically for sculpture such as using ...
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Abstract Painting

27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023

Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
A practical introduction to abstract art, suitable for beginners and more experienced artists....
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023

Wednesday, 14:45 to 15:45
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Aspects Of The Early 20th Century World

27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023

Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:00
The course will explore the cultural history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from 1920 to 1933...
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Over 60s Art

28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023

Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Use simple, fun techniques, and gain skills and confidence in a range of materials while developing ...
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Life Drawing and Painting

28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023

Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
A course suitable for those new to life drawing, using short and long poses, experiment with variou...
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Pilates And Stretch

29 September 2023 – 15 December 2023

Friday, 13:15 to 14:45
A beginners course in pilates introducing the fundamental principles, incorporating breath, whole bo...
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Life Writing

02 October 2023 – 04 December 2023

Monday, 18:15 to 20:30
Tap into your memories, discover and value your true voice. Each class will inspire you with writing...
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Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1(Ascentis)

16 October 2023 – 04 December 2023

Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
An introduction to the work of a community interpreter and advice on gaining essential voluntary exp...
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French 1A

17 October 2023 – 05 December 2023

Tuesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Assumes no previous knowledge. Students learn basic spoken language for everyday, routine situations...
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31 October 2023 – 28 November 2023

Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Do you own a computer or laptop and can't use it? Do you need help to get started? This short cours...
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Aromatherapy: Lotions And Potions

25 November 2023 – 25 November 2023

Saturday, 10:00 to 16:30
Confused about essential oils? This workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to understand what they are...
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Write Here! Write Now!

22 April 2024 – 08 July 2024

Monday, 14:00 to 16:30
Whether writing from life or imagination, a first timer or an old hand, carve yourself a couple of h...
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Indesign Training

11 May 2024 – 06 July 2024

Saturday, 14:00 to 17:00
This popular desktop publishing program is used commercially to produce posters, flyers, and brochur...
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Sewing Machine Masterclass - Putting in Sleeves - Shirt and Gathered

22 June 2024 – 22 June 2024

Saturday, 10:30 to 16:30
If you make your own clothes but struggle a little with new techniques, or maybe you just need to re...
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Creative Book Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery Becton

In the Spring, the Community Outreach team ran a creative book making course with Arts for Fun and Perfect Community......
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Mary Ward Cafe

Could you be our next Café at Mary Ward in Stratford? 1 year contract with a possibility to extend Are......
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Exciting news in the world of Literacy development

We have partnered with the Adult Learning Trust (ALT) to provide 1-1 and small group support for our English students......
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Printmaking Exhibition

Printmaking students recently had the opportunity to take part in an exhibition at Delta House Studios Gallery. The exhibition was......
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Queens Coffee have come to Mary Ward

Many of you will have already come to know the friendly folk who run the ‘Queens Coffee ‘ Coffee stall......
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Our new building in Stratford

As most of you already know we are refurbishing a building on Stratford High Street, which will replace our building......
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