Working Men's College

Working Men's College

Description

Working Men's College for women & men is an adult education college. Courses run day & evening, part or full time, in art and design, music, dance, digital arts, computing, languages, EFL, ESOL, literacy, numeracy, vocational, business, employability skills, courses tailored for employers. Inside our 1904 listed building with stunning Victoriana, wonderful Old Library, Arts and Crafts ceiling we have great new library areas, new PCs/Macs, dedicated studios (art, ceramics, jewellery, digital arts, music technology). Students rush to our light filled Ruskin Café for good home cooked food, study and lively discussion. MISSION To be a learner-centred college dedicated to widening access to education for all, that will provide opportunities for lifelong learning for the diverse range of London adults who may not be able to study full time, particularly those who have missed out on their initial education. VALUES Equality, Inclusiveness, Responsiveness, Excellence, Integrity, Community

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English with Computers (Essential Skills E3/L1) course in London
5.0 1 opinion
Working Men's College
  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 12 Weeks

...To improve the development of literacy skills for study, work or personal development. What previous knowledge/experience are required? No previous experience is necessary... More


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Ceramics - Handbuilt Forms (ceramics, sculpture or functional forms) course in London
5.0 2 opinions
Working Men's College
  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 10 Weeks

...You will explore and develop a variety of handbuiilding methods of construction, learn how to use glazes, oxides, underglazes and stains. There is a set class project... More


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Computing - Stage 2 Fast Track course in London
Working Men's College
  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 6 Weeks

...at home or in the college using the ICT facilities. What can I do after completing this course? New Clait 2006 (Including 3 formal exams for the full CLAIT certificate)... Learn about: Basic IT training, Word Processing... More


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  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 10 Weeks

...Are there any other costs? (e.g. materials, equipment or books I need to buy before or during the course) None whatsoever, all equipment and materials are provided... Learn about: Business Accounting, Excel for Accounting, Financial Accounting... More


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Sage Payroll course in London
Working Men's College
  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 6 Weeks

...The college offers a range of courses from Introduction to Computing to Advanced ECDL. Students should discuss with your tutor where to progress to at the end of the course... Learn about: Statutory Payments... More


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CLAiT Certificate course in London
Working Men's College
  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 17 Weeks

...Are there any other requirements? You are required to attend every lesson on... Learn about: Word Processing, Database Management... More


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  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 6 Weeks

...Photoshop. Are there any other costs? (e.g. materials, equipment or books I need to buy before or during the course) The main workbook for this course... Learn about: Database Management, Word Processing... More


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  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 10 Weeks

...The course will enable you to use the MS Word programme to an advanced level and build upon your existing knowledge. Suitable for: This course offers... Learn about: Word Processing... More


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ECDL Part 1 course in London
Working Men's College
  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 6 Weeks

...This ECDL Part 1 (ECDL Essentials) Course content is divided into 3 Units: IT User Fundamentals; Using Email and the Internet; Security for IT Users... Learn about: Office IT, Database Management... More


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ECDL Part 1 Fast Track course in London
Working Men's College
  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • 6 Weeks

...Graphics and Web Design. Are there any other costs? (e.g. materials, equipment or books I need to buy before or during the course) Recommended Text... Learn about: Office IT, Database Management... More


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Reviews on Working Men's College (3)

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English with Computers (Essential Skills E3/L1)

B
Bozena Baran
5.0 31/03/2020
About the course: Yes
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Ceramics - Handbuilt Forms (ceramics, sculpture or functional forms)

A
Anisa Dar
5.0 16/11/2010
What I would highlight: I love this class. I only intended to go for a semester or two, but now I'm back. The teacher is very supportive, it feels very much like a community, everyone is very supportive. It's great. I'm even considering doing an extra evening session! The course seems to be much cheaper than other places and I feel like I've learnt so much in such little time. Most highly recommended to all.
What could be improved: nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Ceramics - Handbuilt Forms (ceramics, sculpture or functional forms)

A
Anisa Dar
5.0 16/11/2010
What I would highlight: I love this class, I only intended to go for a semester or two, but now I'm back. The teacher is very supportive, it feels very much like a community, everyone is very supportive. It's great. I'm even considering doing an extra evening session! The course seems to be much cheaper than other places and I feel like I've learnt so much in such little time. Most highly recommended to all
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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History

Working Men's College (WMC) was founded in 1854 and associated with the Cooperative Movement and the Christian Socialists stemming from the same tradition as the Worker’s Educational Association. It is the oldest surviving adult education institute in Europe. Early supporters include F.D. Maurice, John Stuart Mill, Tom Hughes, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, and Ford Madox Brown. We’ve also had support from E.M. Forster, Sidney & Beatrice Webb, Octavia Hill, George Bernard Shaw, Sarah Lucas and Rosalind Franklin.Originally based in Red Lion Square, the college has been in its purpose built, now listed, building in Camden Town since 1904. In 1967 WMC merged with the Frances Martin College for Working Women. We have continued to develop the tradition of liberal education and today the college serves the whole community.Working Men’s College has grown rapidly in recent years. But we are still small enough to know all our students and to respond to their individual needs.

Advantages of studying here

Working Men’s College, the college for women and men in Camden NW1, is a fantastic place to study. Outstanding at meeting the needs and interests of learners, outstanding advice and guidance, outstanding teaching and learning, outstanding achievement and standards, outstanding equality of opportunity - Ofsted 2008. So, altogether the best place for adults to learn in central London. Students love WMC's friendly atmosphere, our truly supportive teachers, extensive student support, inspirational diversity and amazing history. Camden Town is one of the must culturally exciting, diverse and dynamic locations - a few steps from Koko, Mornington Crescent tube, St Pancras International (and Paris!), the British Library, Camden Lock Market, the Roundhouse and loads of shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, cafés, clubs plus music, drama and art venues.

Areas of specialisation

Visual Arts including Access to HE and Foundation Degree, Ceramics, Jewellery, Etching, Sculpture, Painting & Drawing, Picture Framing; Digital Arts including Digital Photography, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Web Design, Dreamweaver; Music including Access to HE, Music Theory, Singing, Guitar, Harmonica, Drums and Percussion, Piano; Dance, Languages - Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Mandarin, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish; English - EFL Cambridge Certificate FCE, CAE and IELTS, English ESOL from Entry level to Level 2, English Literacy - English Essential Skills up to pre GCSE, Numeracy - Maths Essential Skills up to pre GCSE, ICT, Business eg Management, Teaching Assistants, Business and Admin, Medical Admin; Employability Skills and Training - eg Software Training, Web Design, Admin, SIA Security, SIA Vehicle Immobilisation, Construction CSCS and more