Keep up to date with our latest news stories…

New: FE News Article – Policies & Processes – The Perfect Solution 

Our exclusive FE News article on Policies & Processes is now live. You can view it here.

New: October 13th 2021 – Free virtual seminar for Colleges – Effective Process Management  

We will be holding a further seminar on effective process management on Wednesday 13th October, 10am – 11am.

Please click here to reserve your place. 

July 7th 2021 – Free virtual seminar for Colleges – CCF Process Management Project

We have updated the content of our Process Management webinar to focus on our recent College Collaboration Fund Project.

For more information and details of how to book your place click here.

New:Barking & Dagenham College – Chief Financial Officer

We are currently recruiting for a Chief Financial Officer for Barking & Dagenham College. The deadline is 12 noon, 18th June 2021.

Further details can be found by clicking here.

New: Adult Learning Funding Support

We have recently launched a new service designed to help Colleges maximise their claims for Adult Learning Funding.

Details can be found here with a link to our latest article in FE News

Virtual AoC, 8th & 9th Feb 2021

We are pleased to confirm that we will be exhibiting at the virtual AoC in February 2021. If you are attending and would like to book a virtual meeting, please email

Free virtual seminar for Colleges – Process Management

We have released a new date for our popular and free Process Management Webinar – 2nd December, 10am – 11am.

For more information and details of how to book your place click here.

October 2020 Newsletter

Read our latest news stories to help you make your College more efficient…

With stories on Process Mapping, Contributions Analysis, Interim Management & MCA Premium Partners. 

FE News Article – Cash is King

We have recently published an article on Cash is King – or is it? – click here to read.

FE News Article – Process Mapping

We have recently published an article on Process Mapping and the coronavirus – click here to read.

Support during coronavirus pandemic

We are operating remotely during the Covid 19 pandemic. We are happy to offer a complimentary consultation to any College or Independent School – please contact us for more information.

Free virtual seminar for Independent Schools

Contributions Analysis – The Way to Improve Your Bottom Line – Thursday 4th June, 10am – 10:45am

Click here for more details

Our response to COVID 19 – March 30th

During such challenging times with the COVID 19 pandemic we wanted to reassure our clients that our team remains available to support Colleges and Independent Schools.
We are complying with government guidelines and delivering our services remotely.
Our team remains firmly committed to working with our clients to ensure that they achieve their strategic objectives.
We are able to offer support, guidance and advice remotely regarding:
  • Merger Project Management and/or Support
  • Improvement and Recovery Planning
  • Merger and Reorganisation Planning
  • Interim Management Support
  • Efficiency Improvements
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Financial Awareness Training
  • Recruitment of Senior Finance Personnel
Independent Schools
  • Improvement and Recovery Planning
  • Efficiency Improvements
  • Resource Balancing (Teaching resource required vs available)
  • Financial and Business Planning
  • Interim Management Support
  • Recruitment of Senior Finance Personnel
  • Financial Awareness Training
Please feel free to contact Malcolm Cooper ( or 07950 931389) at any time.
We would like to wish you all well in these unprecedented times.

Society of Heads Annual Conference, 2nd – 4th March

Come and visit our team on Stand 19 to discuss how we could help you to improve your school’s performance.
We have a range of promotional items to give away.

November 2019 Newsletter

Click here to read our latest newsletter including stories on Contribution Analysis, AoC & Process Mapping.

19th-20th November, AoC, Stand F1 Main Foyer

We will be exhibiting at the AoC again this year. Come and see us on our usual stand, F1 in the main foyer. We will have plenty of goodies to giveaway. To register at the event, click the banner below.

11th July, London – Improving College Performance

We have recently held our seminar on Improving College Performance. The event received excellent feedback from delegates who valued our expertise and advice. Michelle Swithenbank, CEO, HCG Group also joined us to discuss how MCA MapPro had been used to improve their performance.

New: Pay In-Year Monitoring Spreadsheet (PYMS) & PayCast

Click here for details on PYMS & PayCast

New: FE News Article – The Insolvency Regime

Click here to read our latest article on The Insolvency Regime.

Our latest newsletter

Click here to read our latest newsletter.

New FE News Article – Recovery Planning

Click here to read our latest article on recovery planning.

New MCA Map Pro Case Study – Hull College

Click here to read our latest case study on MCA Map Pro at Hull College.

New FE News Article – Mergers

Click here to read our latest article on mergers in FE News.

Map Pro – Launch Event Coverage

Our recent Launch Event for MCA Map Pro was a huge success – thank you to everyone who attended!

Latest Newsletter

Our latest newsletter contains information on our MCA Map Pro Launch Event and our recent FE News article on process mapping. Click here to read the newsletter.

FE News Article – Process Mapping

FE News have recently published an article by Malcolm on process mapping. Click here to read the article.

New MCA Map Pro

We have recently launched MCA Map Pro, our process mapping service designed to help you streamline your organisation. We will be holding a launch event in London on Friday 8th December. For more information click here.


We are looking forward to exhibiting at the AoC during November. We will be on our usual stand Hall 3, F1. Be sure to visit the stand to talk with the team and receive some promotional goodies.

Have You Used MCAllister? Our Quick Find Interim Service…

We have Interim Managers covering a range of disciplines across the country. We have launched MCAllister to help you find Interim Managers or Support quickly. Click here for more details.

Interim Recruitment –  2017

Interested in becoming part of our Interim Team?

MCA | RecruitmentIf you are interested in becoming part of our Interim Team then please send us an up to date copy of your CV, details of 2 referees from the FE sector and details of your areas of expertise.

We are keen to talk to candidates with expertise in all key areas. These areas include but are not limited to:

  • Finance
  • Curriculum
  • MIS

Our interim management opportunities would suit an experienced manager looking for a change in their working patterns. Please be aware that our interim management opportunities are not permanent positions and are on an ad-hoc basis.

Click here to send us a copy of your CV, details of 2 referees from the FE sector and details of your expertise.

New Videos Added

We have added some new videos to the MCA Video Library.


We have recently introduced seminars for our colleagues and associates that focus on key areas. Please reserve your place by selecting and returning the booking form by clicking here. Read more about our seminars here.

“MCA Cooper Associates were able to quickly grasp and understand the school’s particular features and ways of working, making their own observations and analysing the substantial amounts of data we provided. I would be happy to recommend them to other schools to perform similar work.”

Christopher Neave, Chair of the Board of Governors, Teesside High School

We have years of experience in business management in both the private sector and in FE colleges. Our experience positions us to understand the problems faced by the Further Education Sector but with knowledge of what can be achieved outside the sector.