Articles from MCA Cooper Associates

Maximising student acquisition and retention activity

A wise CEO with years of Further Education experience once advised me that “to truly understand the learners, you must know their data”. The notion of knowing learner data struck a chord with me – one that has become more and more relevant to maximising student acquisition and retention in Further Education.

When is a Recovery Plan not a Financial Recovery Plan?

The answer to this question is …………………………………………… almost always!

Mergers Mergers Everywhere!

In recent months we have seen a number of college mergers. Some instigated by Area Based Reviews and some planned previously. Regardless of the starting position, one thing is clear, the most successful mergers are those which begin to function as one new unit as soon as possible after the merger.

Can a college operate efficiently without process mapping?

A manager I recently spoke to who came into FE from the automotive industry explained the horror she felt when realising that not only did her College not have process maps but in many cases were not even sure what their processes were! “We’re an educational establishment” her colleagues said, “we don’t need all that sort of stuff here!”

Electrical Installation Lecturer

Protocol are working with one of the largest colleges based in the North West of England and are looking to recruit an exceptional Electrica...

Salary : Up to £28000 per annum


Maths Lecturer

Permanent, Full Time, Maths Lecturer required to work within a fantastic FE College based in Cheshire!

Salary : Up to £25000 per annum


Built Environment/ Surveying Lecturer

Protocol are working with an FE College based in Shropshire and are looking to recruit a specialist Built Environment/Surveying Lecturer to ...

Salary : Up to £20 per hour + Plus Statutory Holiday Pay


Pastoral Support Tutor

We are working with a college of further education based in Stockport that offers qualifications up to degree level as well as bespoke vocat...

Salary : Up to £16 per hour + Plus Statutory Holiday Pay


A level Sociology Lecturer - Long Term, Top Sixth Form College

A fantastic opportunity is available at a top sixth form college based in Leicestershire.

Salary : Up to £20 per hour + Plus Statutory Holiday Pay