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

Assessment Dates For Queen Square

Monday 14 September 10.30   –   13.30 pm
Wednesday 16 September 13.30   –     15.30 pm
Monday 21 September 10.30   –     13.30 pm
Wednesday 23 September 13.30   –     15.30 pm

Assessment Dates For Blackfrairs Settlement

Tuesday 15 September  10.30 – 1.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September  10.30 – 1.30 pm

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 

If you require advice for ESOL contact Kirsty Barlow:

Tel: 020 7269 6031

ESOL Queens Square Assessment Dates

14th & 16th September 10.30-15.30  & 17.30-20:00
18th September 10.30-15.30
21st & 23rd September 10.30-15.30  & 17.30-20:00
25th September 10.30-15.30

ESOL Blackfriars Assessment Dates

15th & 17th September 10.30-15.30
22nd & 24th September 10.30-15.30


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.