Pro Installer October 2013 - Issue 07 ISSUE 07 | OCTOBER 2013 FREE » 42 G13 Nominations » 48 Fast and Easy » 53 Marvellous Materials » 61 The Right Note ONLY 8 MONTHS LEFT! Satisfy Government Requirements – For Just £1.15* Per Week For those installers, surveyors and installers/surveyors taking the industry experience route with the FENSA MTC Card, the cost for completing the online Knowledge Test and the Onsite Assessment is £299 (ex VAT), or just £1.15 per week*. This includes the cost of the card, which is £30 (ex VAT). For those complying by taking or holding relevant existing qualifications the card is an additional cost. This currently represents the most cost-effective route for satisfying the new glazing sector Minimum Technical Competencies (MTCs) that have been introduced by government, and are effective from June 2014. Alternatively, for those operatives that want to go down the qualifications route costs will vary depending on the qualification taken and whether government part-funding is available. The GQA Centre to which each applicant will be allocated on joining the FENSA MTC Card scheme will be able to advise on this. The FENSA MTC Card is operated by GGF Training Ltd. “This may look like a lot of money, especially to glazing installers and surveyors who have previously TURN TO PAGE 2 TO READ MORE not had to have any stated experience or qualifications,” comments FENSA Managing Director Chris Mayne. “But this equates to just £1.15 per week over the five year validity of the FENSA MTC Card, less than the cost of half a pint of beer. It is also far lower than the costs of satisfying MTC requirements in other construction sector professions such as electricians and gas technicians.” There are now just eight months to go before all operatives have to satisfy the new government MTCs for the glazing sector. Start the process now - register for your FENSA MTC Card via stop working! The FENSA MTC Card Personalised with your name and photo Prove you can do the job YOUR NAME HERE You need to apply now:** A Training Centred Approach. Page 10. New-build & Retrofit Growth. Page 23. If you’re not compliant with MTC* by June 2014 that’s what you will have to do. But not if you have the FENSA MTC Card – which is open to everyone in the industry. This is the easy way to satisfy MTC either through relevant industry experience or qualifications. Don’t just say you can do it – prove you can with the FENSA MTC Card The FENSA MTC Card Scheme is managed and administered by GGF Training Ltd, a sister company to FENSA. 12 8 11 10 9 *Minimum Technical Competencies have been extended to the glazing industry by government effective from June 2014. They are mandatory. **All installers and surveyors registered with any glazing Competent Person Scheme (CPS) must also be MTC compliant. 2539 ProInstaller_FENSA_horz_Oct_issue_4press.indd 1 11 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 Countdown to MTC Compliance 15/08/2013 11:30