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‘MCS Made Easy’ platform launched by GTEC

GTEC has launched a new online tool, ‘MCS Made Easy', designed to help installers comply with MCS 001 which covers the key requirements required to become MCS Certified. The e-learning programme includes a webinar and supporting documentation.

MCS made easy developed with GTEC

Developed by GTEC and Learning Lounge, MCS Made Easy provides a package of support, including tutorials, Q&As and real-life scenarios, covering the key requirements which need to be met in order to become MCS certified.

For companies that have already achieved MCS certification, the platform serves as a useful revision and ‘myth busting’ tool, which will help businesses get through their annual surveillance.

A first of its kind, e-learning takes the form of a webinar, written and presented by Chris Roberts, who was the Technical Author for MCS001. Chris talks candidates through the different elements of MCS001 and how you can meet them without having to be burdened with huge sets of documents.

On successful completion of the webinar, which includes multiple choice questions after each section, candidates will have completed CPD that goes towards proving they have a knowledge and understanding of MCS001; invaluable for when it comes to the certification body’s visit.

Available exclusively through GTEC, Griff Thomas, MD for GTEC said: “MCS Made Easy is a simple to use, informative resource, that should really help installers gain a good understanding of what can seem a daunting task when it really isn’t.

“Whilst systems are crucial to maintain standards in renewable technologies, they do not need to be fully documented and complex; our webinar demonstrates this and will hopefully give installers a great basis to get their certification in place.

“It is also really important that we create a transparent route to give consumers the confidence to ‘go green’, while providing installation companies with a clear and stress-free framework to follow.

“Thanks to this new way of learning, we hope more building services installers will have the confidence to upskill into renewables and gain MCS certification – something that is much needed to meet the growing demand for low carbon technologies.”

To sign up for the MCS Made Easy webinar, visit: https://www.mcsmadeeasy.co.uk/

To celebrate the launch, and with the support of funding from BEIS, GTEC is offering the first 200 places* on the webinar free of charge. To register, visit: https://www.mcsmadeeasy.co.uk/

*About the competition

GTEC is offering the first 200 places on the webinar for free, usually priced at £145
Supporting documentation will also be reduced for these first 200 from £145 to £95
Going forward, the webinar and documentation can be bought together for £195 until September 2022; after that both elements will be £145 each.

Who is MCS Made Easy for?

The webinar is designed to help understand the MCS001 document and what it may require from an installation contractor. Whilst it will help installers to gain MCS Certification it can also be used by those renewing certification to ensure that they are up to date with any changes. It is also a really useful CPD resource for those working in and around the sector and thinking of employing an MCS contractor, providing a clear overview of the core scheme requirements.

Keeping up to date and in-line with MCS guidance will not necessarily guarantee MCS certification is gained or maintained but it will give a clear and decisive framework for installers to base their installation work on.