Working Men's College The College for Women and Men

Working Men's College The College for Women and Men

Charity information

Working Men's College The College for Women and Men

Working Men's College, WMC was founded in 1854 with links to the Co-operative Movement and Christian Socialists to bring liberal arts and second chance

Founded 1854

  • Mission statement

    To be a learner-centred college dedicated to widening access to education for all, that will provide opportunities for lifelong learning and improving employment prospects, 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.




    WMC aims to
    1. Provide an outstanding education for adults so they can achieve their personal, educational and training goals and maximise their potential.
    2. Provide an inclusive learning environment with all the support necessary to promote equality and diversity, opportunity, openness, freedom of expression and social responsibility, and to remove barriers to participation, particularly for those who did not get or benefit from educational opportunities in the past.
    3. Offer a modern, comfortable and secure learning environment with the facilities learners need to study effectively.
    4. Meet the needs of local communities: with programmes which promote community cohesion and help address the problems of disadvantage and deprivation; by providing opportunities for local residents to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills in a number of contexts including work to enable them to access services more effectively, gain employment and improve their standard of living.
    5. Provide a broad range of learning activities to support learners’ personal development and enhance their social, linguistic, technical and artistic skills.

  • Aims

    Working Men's College The College for Women and Men aims to:

    • Provide an outstanding education for adults so they can achieve their personal, educational and training goals and maximise their potential
    • Meet the needs of local communities: promote community cohesion, address the problems of disadvantage and deprivation; provide opportunities for local residents improve their language, literacy and numeracy
    • Provide a broad range of learning activities to support learners’ personal development and enhance their social, linguistic, technical and artistic skills.
    • Work with local employers to ensure local people can meet the demands of a skills-based economy, and work with local people to ensure they can get the skills needed to get local jobs.
    • Provide an inclusive learning environment, promote equality and diversity, opportunity, openness, freedom of expression and social responsibility, and to remove barriers to participation
  • Overview

    Established: September 1854

    Registered Charity Number: 312803

    Board members: 19

    Full time staff: 45

    Part time staff: 100

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 02072554700

    Address: 44 Crowndale Road London NW1 1TR

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