About Us

Who is Scantime?

Scantime was started in 2004, after the founder, David Simm, developed and launched the first form of PLC and SCADA e-learning courses, providing a unique look at these systems and the programming involved. Popularity in the e-learning series grew and over the years, we have furthered our e-learning platform, as well as developed industry leading, hands-on courses due to the expertise and experience gained from working in the automation industry for over 45 years, working with Siemens, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi and Omron PLC’s.

We now provide training in over 40 countries worldwide, delivering PLC and SCADA Programming courses to major blue-chip companies, see below.

We are proud to announce that we have been listed on the North East England Service Provider Register as an approved online supplier, we are also members of:

UKRLP - UK Registered Learning Provider (Reg: 10029292) - A registry of learning providers and provide access to provider details for all stakeholders in the UK.

NECC - North East Chamber of Commerce - The North East’s largest business membership organisation representing 4,000 businesses.

Our Training Partners

With their influence and expertise, our Partners are distinguished in their field and take a prominent role in our training - shaping what we do to support our clients:

EAL (Centre Code: C001368) - We are approved as an officially recognised EAL Training Centre to provide EAL recognised hands-on PLC and SCADA Programming training courses. EAL is the specialist awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing and professional trades sectors.

Mitsubishi Electric - Delivering all Mitsubishi Accredited PLC, HMI, SCADA and DRIVES training courses at our Scantime Training Centre in Gateshead through our Mitsubishi Training Partnership.

Tyne Metropolitan College - Providing PLC and SCADA/HMI training to TyneMet College's award-winning Engineering department and clients via our e-Learning courses and Scantime's own EAL Recognised PLC Maintenance & Fault Finding Professional courses.

Thorp Academy - We are actively engaged in promoting Industrial Engineering to students at Thorp Academy. Our aim is to raise the numbers of Engineers entering the exciting and lucrative field of Automation.

Our Clients

Below are just some of our clients that trust us to deliver high-quality PLC and SCADA training:

2 Sisters Poultry
Aquatic Construction & Engineering
AR Controls
Bollhoff Armstrong
Bredero Shaw
British Engines
Calsonic Kansei Europe
Cleveland Cascades
Eastman Chemicals
GE Oil & Gas
Hydrostatic Extrusions
IMI Precision Engineering
Jaguar Land Rover
J. Rotherham
Lawson Fuses
Monitor Systems
Movetech UK
Nabors Drilling International
New England Seafood
PC Cox
Quinn Glass
Royal Mail
Rugeley Power Station
Simpsons Malt
South West Durham Training

PLC & SCADA Industrial Automation Designers

At Scantime, we don't just deliver PLC and SCADA Programming courses, we're also Industrial Automation Designers with over 45 years of experience, using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), HMI's and SCADA Systems. We provide our expertise to companies who work in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industries, Aerospace and Automotive Production, Food & Drink Processing, Battery and Electronic Manufacture, Pharmaceutical Development, Airport Power Generation and other key industries, worldwide.

In the Media

We are now a Recognised EAL Training Centre

Some great news from EAL who have just approved us as an officially recognised EAL Training Centre! Check out the tweet here. EAL is the specialist awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing and professional trades sectors.

BBP Midlands

We've been featured in the most recent edition of the BBP Midlands, where they take a look at the role of technology in shaping manufacturing processes in Industrial Automation.

You can check out the newest edition and our feature on production downtime and how much it could be costing your company, by clicking here