MCS Made Easy Course
DURATION: 1 day
COST: Please contact the Training Department
Those responsible for demonstrating compliance with the requirements of MCS001 in order to achieve MCS certification.
* To prepare companies for the MCS assessment.
* To enable companies of any size to understand the requirements of the MCS scheme.
* To demonstrate how to use the MCS paperwork and outline what the MCS assessor will look for on the assessment.
* To save time and effort for companies preparing for their MCS assessment.
* To significantly reduce the time taken in obtaining MCS certification and minimise the number of non-conformances likely to occur from the assessment.
* To provide a quality management system that delegates can implement in their own companies, eliminating the need to use time and resources in setting up their own.
This course will take delegates through the requirements of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) in preparation for a successful scheme assessment. In particular, the Quality Management System requirements (as detailed in ‘Appendix A’ of MCS001* – Installer Certification Scheme Requirements) are covered in detail. These must be complied with in order to achieve a successfully complete the “Office” or “Business” part of the MCS Assessment.
All delegates will receive a copy of the ECA MCS Quality Management System Manual that covers all the MCS requirements as detailed in MCS001 – including the 18 clauses of ‘Appendix A’. Delegates will be taken through each section and the requirements will be explained, enabling them to edit their copy of the Manual to suit their own particular company. For smaller companies ECA has developed a ‘streamlined’ approach using a series of booklets to simplify the process. These are included in the course in addition to the full manual.
Having explored the MCS Quality Management requirements, there will be plenty of time for delegates to raise any queries with the tutor regarding what they will need to do to prepare their own company for assessment. It must be realised that simply attending the 1-day course itself does not mean that the delegate will automatically meet the Scheme requirements and successfully complete the MCS Assessment.
In order for the MCS Quality Management Manual to be prepared and ready on the day of the course for each individual delegate attending, we will require some information in advance about their company.
A form will be sent out (along with the usual enrolment form) to all applicants for them to complete with their Business details. This must be mailed, faxed or emailed back to the Grant Training office no later than THREE weeks before the date of the course, in order for the MCS Manual to be prepared in time.
In order to comply with the MCS001 Scheme requirements and become MCS certificated, all applicants MUST be members of the REAL Assurance Scheme (an Office of Fair Trading consumer protection scheme).
Whilst they should ideally be members when they apply for MCS certification, all applicants will have to provide evidence that they are members at the time of the MCS Assessment.
Further details of the REAL scheme can be found at www.realassurance.org.uk