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Siemens Simatic S7 – Level 1

Course Dates

9th September, 2019 - 13th September, 2019 (5 days)

The structure of the course will be a 5-day block (Monday – Friday) and then a further 2-day block at a later date to complete the QQI accreditation. 

COST: € 1895 for the 7 days includes QQI accreditation, course manual, lunches and refreshments.

  • The cost above includes the accreditation and attendance fee for Day 6 & 7. 
  • No discount or refund will be given to participants that do not attend/ complete the 2 further accreditation days.

 Full details on QQI accreditation and dates available here.

This course is designed to focus on the fundamentals of Siemens Simatic S7, specifically covering Step 7 programming in “LAD”, “FBD” and “STL”

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This course is aimed at Engineers, Technicians, Electricians, and Maintenance Personnel with limited experience using Siemens S7 PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controller’s).

  • S7 Hardware: Siemens S7 PLC’s, Fixed and Variable Slot / Absolute, Symbolic Addressing. Addressing Mode, Bit, Byte, Word, Doubleword. Digital / Analogue Input/Output Modules
  • Programming Execution: Scan & Cycle Times. Linear and Structured Programming.
  • Methods of Representation: LAD, FBD, STL, Graph7, CFC’s SFC’s and SCL
  • Step7 Programming Blocks: Organisation (OB’s), Function / System Function Blocks (FB’s / SFB’s), Function Calls / System Function Call Blocks (FC’s / SFC’s), Data Blocks, UDT’s
  • Boolean Logic: Contacts Normally Open / Closed. Positive Rising / Lowering Edge Detection, Logic Operations, AND, OR, AND Before OR. Result of Logic Operations (RLO’s),
  • Timers/Counters: Types of Timers / Counters S5 & S7. Retentive / Non Retentive. Specifying Time / Count Value and Time Base
  • Analogue Input/Output: Setup an Analogues  Input/Outputs.
  • How to Trouble Shoot S7: Modify / Monitor I/O and variables. Create VAT Tables. Analyse Diagnostic Buffer and CPU Fault Messages.

Full instructions, timelines and ongoing guidance will be given by the course tutor. 

Who Should Attend:
The “Hands On Workshop” is designed for Engineers, Technicians, Electricians, Maintenance Personal and those who have some knowledge of  PLC’s and want to gain a better understanding and a good practical knowledge of Siemens PLC’s.


7  Centre  Court, Blyry Business and Commercial Park, Athlone.
Duration:  5 days course.

Safety Shoes – Not Required on this course


Name of Awarding Body: Quality and Qualifications Ireland QQI

QQI accreditation: In order to avail of QQI Level 6 accreditation 2 additional days must be completed. Full details available here

Title of Programme: Siemens S7 PLCs

Award to which it leads: Programmable Logic Controllers

QQI Code: 6N537O

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This programme is a QQI component (minor) award, certified at Level 6 on the national framework of qualifications – see  and is a mandatory component of major award 6M5154 – Maintenance Skills Technology

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