Automation & Process Control

Introduction to PLCs in Programming: SCQF Level 6

Duration:  3 days
Per Delegate:  £875.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely work with programmable logic controllers.
  • Understand the use of emergency shutdown and analogue values using a programming software system.
  • Understand the operation, programming and commissioning of a PLC System.

Course Content

  • Converting schematic diagrams into ladder logic to enable effective programming
  • Designing simple ladder logic diagrams for ESD and Process Control Functions, incorporating relays/coils, timers, counters, internal contacts, inputs and outputs. Digital inputs and outputs, Analogue Inputs and Outputs
  • Programming a PLC using a laptop/Notebook
  • Designing programmes to operate ESD test rig for typical Oil/Gas Separator
  • Level Control of a typical Knockout Drum
  • Troubleshooting online with working PLC
  • Using and programming HMI Display Graphics


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

PPE not required.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Maintenance and operations technician/engineers who are new to Programmable Logic  Controllers utilized in ESD systems, Fire and Gas Systems and Process Control Systems.


SCQF Credit Rated Certificate.

Recognised within the SCQF framework and contributes to an individuals Continued Professional Development. This course equates to 2 SCQF credit points. 

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