MCS Umbrella

What is the MCS Umbrella?

Using Kensa’s MCS Umbrella Scheme inexperienced installers can work towards achieving MCS GSHP status.

From comprehensive training through to complete installation and commissioning support, Kensa’s MCS Umbrella Scheme provides unique support to help installers achieve ground source heat pump MCS accreditation and gain experience with the UK’s number one choice of ground source heat pumps.


The MCS Umbrella is a vital tool for installers looking to expand their repertoire with the reassurance of a UK market leader behind them.

Graduates of the MCS Umbrella Scheme progress through the ranks of Kensa’s Underground Network of approved partners, accessing a growing number of exclusive benefits including free qualified leads, connecting even more customers to the Underground Movement.

Who is eligible

The Kensa MCS Umbrella Scheme is a vital tool in offering support to both non-MCS and MCS approved installers seeking expert advice and technical assistance with ground source heat pump installations.

The Umbrella Scheme is therefore equally applicable to:

  • Heating and plumbing engineers that are part of a Competent Persons Scheme
  • Non-MCS installers wishing to enter the renewables sector
  • Installers who are MCS approved for air source only, but wish to diversify their offering
  • Installers who are currently MCS approved for both ground source and air source, but in practice have little or no experience of ground source

What the MCS Umbrella covers

Under the scheme, Kensa takes MCS responsibility for the sizing, specification, appropriate quotation, commissioning and MCS registration of the ground source heat pump system.

For the non-MCS installer, this offers a one-stop-shop solution to compliance, while for the inexperienced MCS ground source heat pumps installer it removes the initial headache of the ground source specific design elements.

The table opposite shows the services included within the scope of the MCS Umbrella Scheme (per property).

Kensa offered a unique option whereby they supported and commissioned the system using their MCS Umbrella. This worked well for me and it was all straightforward.

Stephen Chidgey, Selfbuilder