Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering and Automotive

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Part Time Day


Crosskeys Campus



Start Date

Start Date
25 February 2021



Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time


15 weeks

In a nutshell

This course is designed to familiarise personnel with the safe use and operation of Programmable Logic Controllers.

This course is for... wish to enhance your confidence in the use of PLCs

…you work in an Electrical Engineering field

…you have a keen interest in this area

Course content

You will cover a range of practical and theory aspects relating to PLCs. Courses will be customised to meet the needs of the group and may include:


· Digital Inputs & Outputs

· Memory Mapping

Obtaining Information, to include:

· Quality & Safe Working Practices

· Project Information

· Safety Instructions

· Codes of Practice

· Block Diagrams & Drawings

· Change Control

Tools & Equipment:

· Electro/Pneumatic Rig, Siemens, Mitsubishi & Alan-Bradley PLC’s

Sequence of Operation, to include:

· Physical Installation

· Define Wiring

· Define the Programme Method

· Define the Test Plan

Installing, to include:

· Equipment

· Drawings

· Environmental Specifications

Connecting, to include:

· Obtaining Information

· Test Plan

· Tools & Equipment

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, just an interest in the subject.

Additional information

The course duration will depend upon the depth and level of training required (one day to several weeks) and are available in-house or at Coleg Gwent Crosskeys Campus Engineering Workshop.

Crosskeys Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 25 February 2021

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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