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.

You need an assessment to join some of our courses. This includes Maths and Literacy, ESOL, Computing & IT and Business Qualifications.


Please book an assessment by contacting Reception:

Mary Ward Centre: 020 7269 6000

Blackfriars Settlement: 0207 928 9521


To talk to someone for more information about the following subjects:


Maths and Literacy Assessments

Contact: Pamela Murchland:

Blackfriars Settlement:

Queen Square: Friday 10.30-12.30

Tel: 020 7269  6032 


ESOL Assessment


Queen Square: Wednesdays 10.30-12.30

Blackfriars Settlement: Thursdays 11.30-1.30

020 7269 6031 


Computing & IT and Business Assessment and Advice and Guidance


Tel: 020 7269  6051

Queen Square: Wednesdays 10.30-12.30

Blackfriars Settlement: Thursdays 11.30-1.30



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.

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 we know  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.