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1Justin

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Arms
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I've done my bit with PV surveys, PV design and sourcing for mostly domestic installs, PV software, MCS paperwork (mountains of it).
I also maintain my own solar thermal system on a personal level.
Designed and fitted some MVHR installations, done some Immersuns, wired an ASHP, fitted 3G doors and windows, done remedial internal insulation. A Masters degree in Electrical & electronic engineering.
I never personally held MCS, and undecided whether there are still worthwhile specialist/MCS opportunities for a 1-man band. Ongoing overheads (thank you for confirming that @SolarCity) rather put me off, despite a deep-seated bent in that direction. I still push "green" agenda as hard as I can to my domestic electrical customers, but much of my work remains rather more mundane since people, by and large, still don't get it.
 
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Gavin A

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what mcs requirement is this?

They would seem to be ignoring the 5 years relevant experience rule that automatically qualifies someone without any need for courses IIRC.
 

SolarCity

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This is the quoted NCR:

"2 1 MCS 001 (17) C. Hammond`s SPV certificate expired Jan 2016,
evidence of competency needed.
Agreed corrective action Company to evidence via email"

Has no one else been asked to do this? I'm really ----ed off with it.
 

Worcester

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Mentor
Arms
This is the quoted NCR:
"21 MCS 001 (17) C. Hammond`s SPV certificate expired Jan 2016,
evidence of competency needed.
Agreed corrective action Company to evidence via email"
Has no one else been asked to do this? I'm really ****ed off with it.

See my post in the Green Lounge (linked to above) a very quick summary of that is
"For clarity, there is no requirement(1) to gain qualifications."

"The identified competency criteria provide a matrix of the knowledge required for a number of roles.
Some of this knowledge could be demonstrated through training and qualifications. However the roles also allow for an “Experienced Workers Route” for individuals wishing to be assessed who do not hold or wish to gain the formal qualifications relevant to the technology concerned"

"Any evidence submitted to the MCS Certification Body shall be sufficiently robust so as to allow an audit trail to be followed when the evidence is evaluated by the MCS Certification Body.
Companies wishing to explore the Experienced Workers Route should contact their MCS Certification Body, who will be able to provide guidance on the application process."

The titles of the relevant documents that these quotes come from is in the full post in the Green Lounge
 

Gavin A

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Arms
This is the quoted NCR:

"2 1 MCS 001 (17) C. Hammond`s SPV certificate expired Jan 2016,
evidence of competency needed.
Agreed corrective action Company to evidence via email"

Has no one else been asked to do this? I'm really ****ed off with it.
tell them to assess you under the experienced worker route, and use the evidence of the number of MCS certs issued each year as your evidence of the necessary level of experience along with the original training.
 

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