What You'll Learn


hardware and software concepts of the PLC


PLC applications in the control of manufacturing and other processes


Learn about the main manufacturers of PLCs

IMPORTANT: EAL PLC Level 3 is only an introductory course to PLCs and states that at the end of this course, you will NOT be qualified to work on industrial processes with PLCs, as this course is only for a basic understanding of PLCs and how they work. If you are looking to work on the shop-floor with Live PLCs on operating processes, you will be required to complete the new Scantime & EAL PLC Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Professional which teaches you how to work on industrial processes and live PLC systems.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, you are expected to understand the hardware and software concepts of the PLC and their applications in the control of manufacturing and other processes.

The typical EAL PLC Level 3 course usually covers several of the main manufacturers, including Allen Bradley, Siemens and Mitsubishi, which are the most popular brands currently in use within the UK but this can be customised to what you prefer.

This Course Includes:

  • headset icon 75 guided learning hours
  • tick icon EAL PLC Level 3 accreditation on successful completion

Course Features

this course includes 75 guided learning hours and is is designed for learners new to PLC’s.


EAL PLC Level 3 accreditation is offered with this course. To achieve certification, candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the internal architecture of PLCs, their applications & knowledge of the number systems they use.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of typical input & output devices used with PLCs, their selection & how they are Interfaced to the PLC.

  • Investigate & display an understanding of the basic programming techniques used with PLCs.

  • Produce a correctly developed program for a PLC to control a specified process & document the completed program to a satisfactory standard.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to monitor PLC operation, force devices & fault find PLC controlled processes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What experience is required?
No previous experience or knowledge is required before attending EAL PLC Level 3 course however, an understanding of electrical principles is useful.
Who is this Course For?
The EAL Programmable Logic Controllers Level 3 course is designed for learners new to PLC’s.
How long is the course?
10 Days

Hours: 75 Guided Learning Hours

Customer Reviews

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.
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.