Morley’s Waterloo Centre for Adult Education is one of the UK’s oldest and largest specialist providers of adult education, founded in 1889 by activist, feminist and educationalist Emma Cons.  

Whether you are a budding hobbyist, an aspiring artist or an avid scientist, Morley’s Waterloo Centre has a wide range of specialist short courses available for you to choose from.

Our expert tutors are well-known professionals in their fields, with bags of knowledge and passion. So you could experience learning with artists, musicologists, scientists and more.

Explore a range of courses on offer at Waterloo below: 

Why study at Waterloo?

  • We have been teaching adults for over 130 years in the arts, humanities and applied sciences 
  • We are a friendly, dynamic and diverse learning community where you’re free to be yourself and explore your interests  
  • We’re committed to making adult education as accessible as possible so you can achieve your goals 
  • Easily accessible by train, tube, bike and bus 

Higher Education & Access to Higher Education 

Our Waterloo centre offers a choice of higher education courses and training designed for adult learners, ranging from Fashion, Music, Ceramics and Performing Arts. We also offer a wide range of Access to Higher Education Diplomas for those who require the necessary Level 3 equivalent qualification needed to start their higher education journey. 
Higher Education learners at Morley benefit from:  

  • Competitive fee structures 
  • Lower than average student to teacher in-class ratio  
  • Industry-led curriculum and facilities  

Fantastic location

The Waterloo Centre is only a stones throw away from both Lambeth North and Waterloo stations, close to the thriving Lower Marsh market, coffee shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. It has excellent transport links and is known for its cultural diversity.

Venue hire

If you are looking for a space where you can meet, work, entertain, teach or perform, we have a wide range of spaces and services to suit your needs, and as we’re just a 10-minute walk from Waterloo.

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