What You'll Learn


How to create an Ignition SCADA project from scratch and modify existing projects, incl. Screen Development, Navigation, Object Programming, Trends, Alarms and Security.


You'll understand Industrial Network cabling rules and addressing rules.


How to work with and communicate to other devices on an Industrial Network incl. Data Transfer, Data Logging and Troubleshooting.


How to fault find on an Industrial Network and identify Cable Faults, Open Circuits, Short Circuits, Remote IO Hardware Failure with Diagnostics.


How to set up several Industrial Networks such as EtherNet IP and ASI to control signalling between shop-floor processes.

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Course Information & Topics
We recommend completing our EAL Allen Bradley PLC Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro (IMFFP®) 1&2 course before completing our City & Guilds Assured Allen Bradley PLC IMFFP® 3 training courses.

Our IMFFP® training course is for anyone who has completed our EAL PLC IMFFP 1&2 and for those who will be working with PLCs, Open Networks such as EtherNet I/P, ASI as well as Ignition SCADA on the shop-floor while being able to fault find, make modifications and maintain the existing systems and networks.

During our IMFFP® training course, you'll have access to a programming laptop which will include Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, a Live Allen Bradley PLC, Remote IO Stations and Ignition SCADA.

At the end of the IMFFP® training course, you are expected to understand and be able to work with EtherNet I/P Networks in industrial environments communicating between PLCs and HMIs while also being able to make modifications and maintain existing HMI systems.

1-Year eLearning Access
We understand that once you leave a training course, it may be difficult to follow-up and continuously develop your new skill-set, which is why we are happy to help refresh your training in your own time, whenever you want.

Once you have completed our City & Guilds IMFFP PLC training, you will receive access to our Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000 eLearning training course (Available for up to 1 year), this will allow you to practice what you have been taught on our training course from home or work ensuring your training investment isn't wasted.

Section 1
Locating Equipment on a Network
Ethernet Communications
ENET Module Installation
DDE Tools
OPC Data Group - Tool
Ignition SCADA
Installing Ignition SCADA
Ignition Configuration
View PLC Tags from Ignition
Creating a New Ignition Project
Ignition Designer Tool
Creating Buttons and Understanding Alignment
Creating Navigation
Adding Titles and Images
Using Preview Mode
Adding Tags to an Ignition Project

Section 2
Communication Modes
Linking Tags to Ignition Objects
Event Handler
Display Lamps
Style Customizer
Data IO Read
Data IO Write
Bar Graphs
Vision Client Launcher
HMI Security
Object Security
Tag Security
HMI Modifications
Ignition Comms Failures

Section 3
Industrial Networks
CAN Networks
Device Net
DH+: Data Highway Plus
ASI: Actuator Sensor Interface
Point IO
Produced and Consumed Tags
Ethernet Configuration
Communication Bridges
Produced Data
Ethernet Faults and Breakdowns
ENET Module Failures and Codes
Using Commad Prompts, Tracert, Netstat and ARP

Section 4
Analogue Signalling
Analogue Inputs
Analogue Outputs
User-defined Types (UDTs)
Data Arrays and Indirect Addressing
Introduction to ASI
ASI Networks and Configuration
ASI Status
EDS Files
Adding EDS Files

This Course Includes:

  • 4.5 Days of PLC Training
  • tick icon City & Guilds Assured Digital Credential
  • tick icon City & Guilds Assured Certificate
  • world icon City & Guilds Assessment
  • mouse arrow icon Access to Live Allen Bradley PLCs, Remote IO, HMI and Drive
  • computer screen icon Access to Allen Bradley RSLogix/Studio 5000
  • headset icon Face-to-Face Tuition
  • tick icon Scantime Training Manual
  • computer screen icon 1-Year Access to our Allen Bradley eLearning Courses for Continuous Development
  • tick icon Special Fixed Rates at the Delta Hotel by Marriott & Holiday Inn Express

Course Features

City & Guilds Assured Certification & Digital Credential

Upon completion of our City & Guilds Assured IMFFP® course you will receive an Official City & Guilds Assured Training Certificate and Digital Credential, this is proof that the learner has successfully completed a recognised training course at a Recognised Training Centre and has passed all of the assessments for the training course. Digital credentials allow you to communicate your skills to others online within seconds. We do this by using the Open Badge Standard powered by Credly, the world's most connected credentialing network.

Access to Live Allen Bradley Control Systems and RSLogix/Studio 5000

Connect and work with our Live Allen Bradley PLC control systems as well as Networking to Allen Bradley Remote IO and Ignition SCADA via Allen Bradley RSLogix/Studio 5000 in classrooms that are dedicated to help you gain unrivalled hands-on experience.

Face-to-Face Tuition from Engineers

We believe to run an engaging and effective PLC training course that relates to those attending, tutors need to have current real-world experience in working with live PLCs, which is why throughout your training, you'll be learning from our PLC experts who are are actively working in industry with our Automation department. This ensures you are learning best-practice PLC maintenance and troubleshooting methods/techniques which are up-to-date and are currently used on shop-floors by Engineers, today.

Training Manuals

During your training, you'll have access to your own Scantime Training Manual. Each training manual includes interactive elements which are designed to help you stay engaged. These training manuals will be yours to take home, allowing you to refresh your new skill-set once you have completed our IMFPP® training course.

1-Year eLearning Access

We understand that once you leave a training course, it may be difficult to follow-up and continuously develop your new skill-set, which is why upon completion of our City & Guilds IMFFP training, you'll receive 1-year access to our Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000 eLearning training course, allowing you to practice what you've been taught on our training course from home or work ensuring your training investment isn't wasted.

Special Fixed Rates at the Delta Hotel by Marriott (Metrocentre)

We’re happy to announce that we've been working closely with the Delta Hotel by Marriot 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 Marriot 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

Contact us for booking information.


Being a City & Guilds Assured Training Centre provides validation and recognition for both ourselves and you, it’s a symbol of learning excellence and quality and is reassurance that the training you have undertaken meets best practice standards in today’s industries.

This training course includes examination periods on the 5th day of training, which will be 1 x practical assessment and 1 x theoretical assessment. We will also be including additional training time should anyone request further explanation of any topics covered.

Upon completion of our City & Guilds Assured IMFFP® course you will receive an Official City & Guilds Assured Training Certificate and Digital Credential, this is proof that the you have successfully completed a recognised training course at a Recognised Training Centre and have passed all of the assessments for the training course.

Digital credentials allow you to communicate your skills to others online within seconds. We do this by using the Open Badge Standard powered by Credly, the world's most connected credentialing network, this allows you to display your learning achievement and IMFFP 3 certification online in a secure and verified way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What experience is required?
To attend our IMFFP® 3 training course, you must have completed our EAL Allen Bradley PLC IMFFP® 1&2.
What is the duration of the PLC training course?
This training course is a 4.5 day training course running from Monday to Friday.

09.00 – 17.00 (Monday - Thursday)

09.00 - 13.00 (Friday)
Will I receive certification upon completion?
Yes, at the end of the training week, you will be asked to complete an online assessment that covers topics from that week of training, this assessment helps count towards your certification and upon completion you will receive a City & Guilds Assured certifcate and a City & Guilds Assured digital credential. This is proof that you have successfully completed a recognised training course at a Recognised Training Centre and have passed all of the assessments for the training course.
What is a City & Guilds Digital Credential?
Digital credentials allow us to recognise and communicate all skills consistently. We do this by using the Open Badge Standard, a universal format that creates data that can be validated quickly and easily.

Our digital credentials allow individuals and organisations to recognise, communicate and verify skills and achievements online, in a secure way.

Learn more.
Will I be working with a real equipment?
Yes, the best way to learn is to learn with the real equipment. During our training courses, you will be connecting to live Allen Bradley PLCs, Ignition SCADA and Remote IO while using real Allen Bradley Studio/RSLogix 5000 software.
Can I attend as an individual?
Yes, these courses are available to anyone willing to learn, whether that is through a company or as an individual.
Can this course be delivered onsite at our company?
Yes, we can deliver our PLC IMFFP® training onsite for your engineers, for a quote, please contact us with the location of where you would like the training to take place and how many engineers you would like to train.
What is the maximum number of trainees per training course?
As PLC/HMI training is a complex subject, we try to keep our class sizes to a maximum of 4 trainees per course, allowing each learner to ask their own questions and to feel comfortable in the classroom without being over-shadowed by others.

Customer Reviews

Mohan DharmalingamMohan Dharmalingam
17:06 22 Feb 24
Fantastic opportunity for freshers to PLC. Friendly tutors and great support was given throughout the course. I strongly recommend Scantime Automation to anyone who wish to progress in their career.
Stephen GreenfieldStephen Greenfield
15:09 22 Feb 24
Really helpful and enthusiastic team. In depth and practical knowledge of PLCs. Will definitely be coming back.
Jay CampbellJay Campbell
15:01 15 Feb 24
Great training and friendly staff
Pete RodwellPete Rodwell
13:18 15 Feb 24
Great course. suitable for anyone regardless of past programming experience. Chris presents the course in an interesting and easy going way. would highly recommend.
sajan varghese samuelsajan varghese samuel
20:02 12 Feb 24
Completed EAL level 1&2 Siemens PLC course at this institution. Course content is taught by experienced professionals. Highly recommend for this course.
graham wallacegraham wallace
14:40 08 Feb 24
Completed Siemens TIA training. Enjoyable course. Good content and delivered well by course trainer, Alan.
Christopher LindridgeChristopher Lindridge
15:32 26 Jan 24
Excellent facility and the delivery staff are competent, experienced trainers with a vast range of industrial knowledge. Having the opportunity to be hands-on with the PLC systems alongside the top class delivery makes a difference as you can learn at your own pace.Up to date resources, learning logbooks and equipment all add to the quality of the programme.Definitely reccomended to anyone looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of PLC automation.Many thanks to Chris, Dave and the Scantime team.
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.