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    Scantime Automation & Traning

    Scantime Automation & Training
    Yours Business Network
    7 & 8 Delta Bank Road
    Gateshead, Tyne and Wear,
    NE11 9DJ

    Opening Times

    Telephone Hours:
    Mon to Fri: 07.00 - 23.00 GMT
    Sat to Sun: 09.00 - 17.00 GMT

    Online Shop & MyScantime Accounts:
    Open all hours.

    Travel & Accommodation

    Delta Hotel by Marriott Metrocentre

    We’re happy to announce that we've been working closely with the Delta Hotel by Marriott Metrocentre located less than 1 mile from our training centre, to help guarantee a fixed rate for Scantime trainees who will be travelling and requiring accommodation during their training course.

    With this new partnership, we can offer you a very competitive rate at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Metrocentre which includes certain benefits such as:

    • Complimentary parking
    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Use of the Marriot leisure club facilities including gym, sauna and indoor heated pool
    • Flexibility to cancel your booking without charges up to 24 hours prior to arrival


    Travelling by Car
    If you are travelling by car, when entering the Riverside Business Park, you will arrive at a roundabout, take the third exit and continue to the end of the business park estate, enter the training centre car park to the right.


    Parking is free with no time limits.



    Travelling by Train
    If you are travelling by train, we recommend travelling to Gateshead Metrocentre Train Station. When arriving at the train station, exit via the Metrocentre coach car park, we are located on the opposite side of the road, just a short 5 minute walk.



    Travelling by Bus
    If you are travelling by bus, we recommend travelling to Gateshead Metrocentre Bus Station. When arriving at the bus station, exit via the Metrocentre coach car park, we are located on the opposite side of the road, just a short 5 minute walk.



    Travelling by Plane
    If you are travelling by plane, we recommend travelling to Newcastle International Airport (NCL), from there you will have full access to the Newcastle Metro system or you will be able to travel by taxi to our training centre.



    Arriving at Scantime

    There are two entrances for our business centre, please enter the main entrance and not the side entrance. Once you arrive onsite, please sign in at reception with your vehicle registration if you are leaving a car in the car park, enter the café to your left where you can take a seat and await to be met by a member of staff.


    While waiting in the café, you can purchase cold and hot beverages as well as food via cash or credit/debit card.


    Café opening hours are 08.00-14.00 (Monday – Friday).

    Customer Reviews

    Mark HornerMark Horner
    20:58 19 Jan 24
    My colleagues and I of Essity UK wish to share our gratitude for the skills and knowledge we have gained, and continue to gain as we upskill in Siemens Step 7 and TIA Portal. Many thanks to Alan, Chris, Dave and David.
    James SherryJames Sherry
    14:51 18 Jan 24
    Great experience great teacher (alan) I was new to plc and now I feel like I know alot and I'm ready to get started. Definitely reccomend
    Mason SMason S
    14:19 14 Dec 23
    Good experience. Knowledgable tutor. Gives a good understanding of maintaining and fault finding the PLC
    scott loganscott logan
    22:16 16 Nov 23
    Completed the EAL Siemens PLC Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro (IMFFP®) 1&2 course at Scantime In Newcastle this week. Excellent training course delivered by Alan who is very experienced and knowledgeable engineer with years of industry experience. Enjoyed every minute and feel very confident to maintain and fault find on Siemens PLC’s back in the workplace.
    Aaron LayfieldAaron Layfield
    17:05 16 Nov 23
    Just finished a EAL level 1&2 Siemens PLC course. Course content is great delivered by true professionals with real industry knowledge. Definitely recommend to all engineers.
    Andy MatherAndy Mather
    15:53 16 Nov 23
    Really enjoyed the course. Trainer was very knowledgeable and helpful. :)
    Mark TaylorMark Taylor
    14:44 16 Nov 23
    Absolutely class! Would highly recommend to anyone of any ability level. First class!!
    layton robinsonlayton robinson
    14:11 14 Sep 23
    Excellent step 7 training. Highly recommend this course to any aspiring automation engineer.
    Andrew WallAndrew Wall
    21:29 03 Mar 23
    Fantastic 10 day course delivered by Dave and Chris Simm. Their years of experience and passion for their field really shows. Through the use of the latest hardware and software combined with an exceptionally well designed curriculum and classrooms, it makes for a great training environment. I would highly recommend Scantime to anybody wanting to learn more about PLC’s. Will hopefully be returning in the future for further training.
    Mic TheDaddyMic TheDaddy
    12:20 26 Jan 23
    Chris did a great job, was very knowledgeable, and explained everything clearly. The course was a great way to gain a greater understanding of plcs and how we use them
    Oliver ParkerOliver Parker
    12:17 26 Jan 23
    Excellent course, really well run and structured. Little to no fluff, and the booklets provided are really informative and easy to navigate. Our instructor Chris is obviously very knowledgeable about the subject. He was able to relate our learning to our environment really well. Overall a very positive learning experience
    Andrew WilliamsAndrew Williams
    14:01 06 Oct 22
    Chris was our instructor for the week. Very knowledgeable with vast experience in many different industries. Would highly recommend that anyone who wants to learn PLC's the correct way. Contact these guys
    Philip WhitePhilip White
    13:51 06 Oct 22
    Very experienced instructors with a wealth of knowledge. Comfortable learning environment. I very much enjoyed the course, highly recommended especially if you have limited or no experience in PLCs.
    David McAfeeDavid McAfee
    13:26 06 Oct 22
    Step 7 lvl 1&2 course has great content. Really helpful for understanding step 7 basic capabilities with some expansion into more complex features. Good step to progressing a career in PLC controlled industry. Training complex is well situated with good amenities and a cafe. Course instructors have a wealth of knowledge and also have a laugh.Hope to return for further courses and would highly recommend for newcomers to the PLC world.
    Scott StephenScott Stephen
    13:36 29 Sep 22
    Really good course for Allen Bradly PLC. Will help further my career. Will be returning for the level 3 course. Highly recommend, Chris was a great lecturer and fully explained the course and gave real life examples of the code we were learning.
    MechanicalMan 300MechanicalMan 300
    13:15 23 Sep 22
    Completed EAL Siemens TIA Portal IMFFP 1&2, absolutely brilliant course. Learnt so much. Really well delivered and great course notes.Lots of practical as well as theory.Classroom’s and kit really well setup.Definitely recommended.
    Nicola ElliottNicola Elliott
    13:50 25 Aug 22
    Well paced and easy to follow. Good real world examples. Ideal for beginners and good refreshing for those that have experience already.
    Craig UsherCraig Usher
    15:30 11 Aug 22
    Completed EAL Siemens training lead by Alan, David and Chris. Great learning materials and presentation. Felt well prepared for assesments.
    Anton LapinskiAnton Lapinski
    13:38 21 Jul 22
    Really enjoyed training at Scantime. Chris has a wealth of knowledge across all PLCs old and new and is a great teacher. Hardware and software on the course is to a high standard and it was nice that everyone had their own PLC to program. The pace of the course was excellent and I can't wait to return for the next level. Thank you to all at Scantime for delivering such high quality training
    darren beechingdarren beeching
    13:10 12 Jul 22
    A big thankyou to Chris and Co. at Scantime for an enjoyable week learning Siemens TIA. Excellent facilities, good atmosphere for learning and staff with great knowledge and experience of all things PLC. An easy recommendation for anyone interested in PLC training. I will also add that the online courses are another good source of learning, I've completed two so far and they have definitely been beneficial.
    Mark McCluskeyMark McCluskey
    14:31 08 Jul 22
    Completed the Siemens TIA fault finding course, it was a breath of fresh air to do a course which was actually relevant to my job and had plenty practical techniques which I could easily implement to make fault finding easier at work. Each day was well paced, with a wide range of hardware available, learning material was well delivered with a mixture of practical hands on experience and very informative tutoring from lecturers who had a wealth of knowledge and were extremely helpful.
    Rajan KandolaRajan Kandola
    13:08 08 Jul 22
    Did PLC Programming for Industry course. I am new to the industry so have no idea, this course was very helpful. It starts smalls and gradually builds up and in the process builds up your confidence as well. highly recommend
    Chris BattyChris Batty
    15:16 30 Jun 22
    Just completed courses 1 and 2 with Scantime. Excellent delivery by the Engineers who have numerous years of experience across all industries and sectors. I'd already covered PLC's at University, but this was more useful in industry. They learn you how to use the vast array of tools within the PLC to quickly fault find, thereby reducing downtime. Would definitely recommend Scantime for any company looking to train up they're Technicians / Engineers. Looking forward to the level 3 course. Thanks to all at Scantime.
    Dan HargreavesDan Hargreaves
    13:30 23 Jun 22
    Absolutely brilliant experience learning about PLC’s!The staff are friendly, superb and very knowledgeable. Their setup is awesome and the pricing is perfect for the quality of the content.Very very highly recommended for all companies who use automation or for people wanting to get into PLC’s and their connected devices!
    Jordan HoweJordan Howe
    13:40 16 Jun 22
    Excellent training course delivered well by Chris. I feel like a PLC wizard now. Thanks a lot
    Ryan BrownRyan Brown
    14:06 09 Jun 22
    Brilliant course. This course gave me a good foundation to work from in addition to the online courses they provide. I'll definitely be back for the level 3 course, to progress my PLC skills on the shop floor.
    Krzychu GKrzychu G
    10:46 29 Apr 22
    Great courses with plenty of knowledge and information in terms of automation. All explained from basics so highly recommended to any one who’s willing to attend.
    Michael GallagherMichael Gallagher
    14:25 28 Apr 22
    Brilliant course, well delivered. Lectures informative. Great environment.
    Niall MccloskeyNiall Mccloskey
    14:24 28 Apr 22
    I’ve been in maintenance for a fair number of years now working with inputs and outputs in the field.This course is fantastic to give a deeper knowledge and understanding of the internal workings of plcs.I have gained the ability to understand step 7 from a completely different perspective and even the ability to fault find and diagnose faults and issues internally.I very much recommend scantime and this course to level up your skills as an maintenance engineer.Thank you Scantime!
    Martin DallowMartin Dallow
    13:20 28 Apr 22
    Very enjoyable and informative training provided by Chris. Good facilities and mixture of theory and practical based training made the course easy to understand.
    Josh SprattJosh Spratt
    12:09 11 Apr 22
    Used Scantime for training recently and would recommend to anyone wanting to learn automation engineering. Very Knowledgeable tutors and courses for everyone
    Nicky LongNicky Long
    10:18 02 Apr 22
    Excellent training course. Fantastic course delivery and delivered at a pace that suited the team. Chris is very knowledgeable and has a broad knowledge of various systems and has carried out work in the real world so uses his experience to enhance the overall training experience. would highly recommend and hope to return to further my PLC knowledge.Many Thanks to the Scantime team.Nicky LongSenior RME TechAmazon
    dan cornishdan cornish
    17:13 26 Mar 22
    Just completed City & Guilds Siemens TIA Portal Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro level 3. Another excellent course delivered from Dave and the lads from scantime. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience which they are passing onto new control engineers. fully recommend.
    Adam McPartlandAdam McPartland
    17:08 26 Mar 22
    Great course! Found the structure easy to follow and I look forward to returning for further training.
    Chris LeversChris Levers
    16:26 26 Mar 22
    Fantastic Training Company!I completed the level 2 Allen Bradley PLC maintenance and fault finding course in February 22. Chris and team were very professional and excellent at delivering the course material in a way anyone with any ability could understand well.Scantime have all the kit necessary to complete the training in a fun and interesting way!I will be returning for the level three course and to be fair cannot wait! Definitely five stars!Thanks againC LeversRME Tech Amazon EMA2
    Allen BrownAllen Brown
    14:42 17 Mar 22
    Great course, David made understanding it very easy. A great teacher and great course all round.
    kevin bellkevin bell
    14:40 17 Mar 22
    Excellent course, very well presented with friendly and engaging staff.Very knowledgeable and delivered brilliantly!
    James PhillipsJames Phillips
    14:22 17 Mar 22
    Brilliant course and tutors. Thoroughly recommend them for their PLC training!
    Adam GraneyAdam Graney
    14:03 10 Mar 22
    Great course with a very knowledgeable instructor - looking forward to the next course
    Roger MolinerRoger Moliner
    14:17 10 Dec 21
    I took the Siemens Step 7 Professional Programming (Modules 1&2) e-learning course. In my opinion it is a great course to learn the Step 7 software basics in an easy and understandable way. You only will learn the most important aspects. I think once you finish the course you will be able to develop your skills by yourself.
    Vee VardhanVee Vardhan
    08:26 09 Dec 21
    The course provided a really good insight to the Allen Bradley PLCs to me and my colleagues. It covered every tiny details relating to the PLCs. They also helped me with out of course questions I raised and made a lot of things clearer to me. I would recommend this training to others and will see the Scantime crew for further trainings.
    Mahadi HasanMahadi Hasan
    11:23 11 Nov 21
    The content of the training was absolutely spot on for someone who just started to learn about Ladder Logic programming using Siemens TIA portal. The hands on experience to use TIA portal was really helpful for me. The course tutor spent a lot of time during my training to answer my questions, it felt like class room experience.
    Daniel JohnstonDaniel Johnston
    09:39 27 Sep 21
    The course provided exactly what was expected and more! There was a significant amounts of information and details provided throughout and all questions where answered with consistency and clarity. I would highly recommend this facility for anyone seeking training/support with regards to PLC's, automation and process control.
    George HaworthGeorge Haworth
    15:44 09 Sep 21
    Excellent course. The tutor was not only highly knowledgeable about the subject matter but also able to deliver complex ideas clearly, always relating back to first principles. I have taken many different courses over the years and this was by far one of the best.