Siemens Simatic S7 – Level 1

Dates: To be verified

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

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

Accreditation: Certificate of attendance

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

Course code: 6N537O

Programme overview

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.

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.

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

We can deliver a shorter tailored programme at our centre in Athlone for you/ or on-site if you have injection moulding capability there.

Who is the course for

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.

Learning outcomes

After completing a FIVE DAY Siemens PLC  course the participant will be able to :

  • Design and Write PLC programs and understand their structures.
  • Troubleshoot / Fault find PLC hardware and software issues around Plant machinery using laptops with specific software to integrate these complex systems.
  • Involve participants in workshops designed to develop their own applications and advances their existing programming skills and fault-finding skills.
  • Increased Level of understanding as to how Automation Systems in general work.

Trainer Profile

Desmond Foley is the founder and MD of Focus Engineering. Des has worked in many industries including Pharmaceutical, Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Food and Beverage and Medical Supplies. He has worked in the Automation Industry for more than 30 years.

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

Safety Shoes – Not Required on this course


Find out how to achieve a Major Award in Injection Moulding (Level 5)

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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