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About MCS

MCS is a mark of quality and demonstrates
compliance to industry standards that companies
strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that
companies are able to consistently install or
manufacture to the highest quality every time.

The competence of a company is paramount to providing consumer protection. However demonstrating this competence at times can be complex.

Previously companies would have been asked to provide evidence of competence through a route of preferred qualifications. Whilst this is a relatively easy route to implement, this route could penalise many installation companies, whose workforce can install technologies perfectly well without having attended the specific qualification, or indeed impart an additional cost on those companies to undertake the exercise.

Following feedback, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has been developing an exciting new programme to enable companies to demonstrate the competence of their workforce.

MCS have defined the actual criteria utilised by the scheme and the methods of how this can be demonstrated. To this end the Experienced Workers Route (EWR)* has been designed and the new “Pilot” stage is being deployed.

To find out more about this route, please look at the information found here.

If you would like to express an interest in becoming a provider for the “Pilot” or in undertaking the programme please see links below.

  • To express interest in becoming a provider of the EWR pilot please click here.
  • To express interest in undertaking the EWR pilot please click here.