Other Services

New Autumn Term Programme 2024

See what's on offer, download the Autumn prospectus! 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 Prospectus

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 24-25!


Art Progression Courses

Thinking about a career change or interested in studying art, craft or design more intensively? Why not try our series of Foundation tasters to help make up your mind? Or apply to our Pre Foundation Level 2 course?

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.

New Partnership with Redbridge Institute of Adult Education

We are delighted to announce that Redbridge Institute of Adult Education and the Mary Ward Centre are entering into a new formal strategic partnership to improve access to creative arts learning across the east of London.

This exciting partnership will mean a much wider range of creative arts courses are on offer to both existing and prospective students – meaning that even more people will be able to benefit. The partnership, which will come into effect from the new academic year in September 2024, will deliver courses at both Gants Hill and Stratford.

“We are so pleased to be working with Redbridge Institute, where together, we can continue to offer high-quality teaching and facilities to support the skills development for local residents in the creative arts sector which is thriving and growing in East London.” Therese Reinheimer-Jones, CEO, Mary Ward Settlement

Course Listing

Safeguarding at Mary Ward

At Mary Ward we are committed to keeping our students safe.  We aim to provide a safe and secure environment for all our students and promote values of mutual respect and tolerance of differences.  We want our students to feel able to discuss their concerns with a member of staff they can trust.  If you wish to do so you can contact your tutor, member of our reception team or the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Sue Craggs.  You can telephone her on:

020 7269 6071 or 07837 697 070

or email her at:



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Computer Station at Stratford

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In Out Exhibition, featuring 4 MWC alumni

Three University of East London (UEL) students will curate a new exhibition in east London this week. Justine Hounam, Anne......
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Getting to Stratford

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Creative Book Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery Beckton

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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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