New Webinars – 6th & 8th December – Your FE Funding Is Changing – Are You Ready? *Additional webinars announced*

We have now released details for our new webinars designed to help Senior Teams and Governors understand what is required with the recent changes in FE Funding regarding Accountability Plans – for further details click here.

Data Driven Decision Making Made Easier In Your College Webinar, 18th May 2022

This webinar is designed to help Colleges see how the latest process mapping software and the use of dashboards can help improve decision making. For further details and booking information click here.

How To Claim Additional Learning Support Webinar

We will be delivering webinars on ALS:

  • December 2nd, 10 – 11am – fully booked
  • December 9th, 10 – 11am – fully booked
  • January 20th 2022, 10am – 11am – fully booked

Please click here to reserve your place. 

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

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

Please click here to reserve your place. 

July 7th 2021 – Free virtual webinar 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.

Free virtual webinar for Colleges – Process Mapping 

We have released a new date for our popular and free Process Mapping Webinar – 23rd September, 10am – 11am.

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

Free virtual webinar for Independent Schools

Contributions Analysis – The Way to Improve Your Bottom Line – Wednesday 29th April, 10am – 10:45am

Click here for more details

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.


We deliver seminars for our clients that focus on key and topical areas.

We will announce the next date for one of our seminars later in the year.

We can offer seminars at your college for 10+ delegates.

Financial Awareness Course

This one-day course aims to equip college managers with a workable degree of financial awareness using plain English, easy to understand terms and concepts.

The programme starts at 10:00am and closes at 4:00pm and covers the following topics:

The Basics

  • Different types of Accountant/Accounting ethos
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • The main accounting documents
  • Differences between Annual and Management Accounts
  • Financial Memorandum
  • Financial Regulations and Procedures
  • What should you expect from the Finance Function?

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • What is a budget?
  • Good budgeting practice and how not to do it!
  • Why do we forecast?
  • Importance of performance reviews
  • SFA planning requirements

Business Planning

  • Understanding the different types of cost
  • Revenue and Capital
  • Depreciation and other non-cash adjustments
  • New ventures – how to do it!
  • Link between curriculum and financial planning
  • Importance of Cash

What Could Go Wrong?

  • Income & cost control problems
  • Personnel changes
  • Changes in circumstances e.g. Government Policy
  • What can be done to prevent shocks?
  • SFA Intervention

“Very Helpful. A lot of knowledge shared. Clearly very experienced speakers with their fingers on the pulse and ears to the ground. Thanks!”

Seminar Delegate


The day includes a number of practical examples and plenty of delegate participation. All course materials will be provided. Malcolm Cooper, MD of MCA Cooper Associates will be delivering the course.

Click here to access our booking form or or call Malcolm Cooper on 07950 931389. This course can be held at your college for £1,000 + VAT.

We can also offer other bespoke in-house training courses tailored to your needs.

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.