PLCs QQI Level 6 – Accreditation Criteria

Dates: 17th October, 2019 - 18th October, 2019 (2 days)

Duration: 2 days

Location: 7 Centre Court, Blyry Business and Commercial Park, Athlone.

Accreditation: Programmable Logic Controllers

Course code: 6N537O

Programme overview

In addition to the 5 day Level 1 PLC programme, (Siemens Simatic S7 – Level 1  or PLCs- Allen Bradley using RSLogix 5000- Level 1 ) or Siemens TIA-1200-1500 PLCs
trainees wishing to avail of accreditation also need to:

1.     Complete mini projects they are assigned, as part of a training pack containing PLC software (for loading onto the trainee’s laptop).

2.     Return successfully completed mini projects to First Polymer Training for review.

3.     Attend a further 2 days which will cover the full assessment required in order to achieve QQI accreditation. The cost of the 2 extra days is included in the original price of €1895.

* Please note that this QQI Level 6 accreditation is not Manufacturer Specific (i.e it is not an Allen Bradley or Siemens certification)and the Award to which it leads to is titled Programmable Logic Controllers

  • You will receive a software pack on day 5 of the course.
  • This pack contains LOGO 8 Version software coupled with a series of tasks that you must successfully complete and email back to us by a specified date. Full instructions are given in the pack.
  • Please note that you need to install the LOGO Version 8 Software from the software pack onto your own laptop.
  • This will be the laptop that you will need to bring with you on the 2 accreditation days.
    Please Note: LOGO Version 8 software is confirmed to run Windows 7 or 8 operating systems but while not confirmed, may also run on Windows 10.

Name of Awarding Body: Quality and Qualifications Ireland – QQI

Title of Programme: PLC’s using either Siemens S7’s /Siemens TIA or Allen Bradley Control Logix’s

Award to which it leads: Programmable Logic Controllers

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


Safety Shoes –Not Required on this course

Who is the course for

This course is for people who have attended the :

5 day Siemens Simatic S7 – Level 1

5 day PLCs- Allen Bradley using RSLogix 5000- Level 1

5 day Siemens TIA-1200/1500 PLCs

Use this section to give an overview/list/bullet points for a breakdown of how the course is constructed

Trainer Profile

Desmond Foley is the founder and MD of Focus Engineering. He has worked in the Automation Industry for more than 30 years.

Des has worked in many industries including Pharmaceutical, Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Food and Beverage and Medical Supplies.

He has been responsible for activities ranging from design, program development, testing and commissioning of PLC control systems, to the management of automation projects as a Senior Projects/Automation Engineer.

Des endeavours to provide superior quality service to all of Focus Engineering’s customers.

Qualifications Des has a BSc in Engineering, Dip in EE and Dip in HR.


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