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Level 2

Introduction to Control and Automation

Selby College is offering working adults the opportunity to rapidly upskill and retrain into higher skilled jobs through its brand-new training programme.

As part of the government’s pledge to reduce skills gaps and boost access to more high-quality training alternatives, Selby College has developed a new course to provide working adults with technical training in Industrial and Automation.

Study mode:

Face-to-face (3 days); online immersive learning (1 day approx.)

• Evenings

• Day release

• Block release options available

Designed to meet future skills needs, this course aims to provide adults with the technical training to be able to rapidly upskill in digital technologies.

The programme is designed to provide learners with an overview of Industrial Control and Automation, including an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Pneumatics.

With a blend of classroom and remote learning, learners have a greater flexibilityin how and when they learn, so that they can fit it around their lives and commitments.

  • Air filtration and drying
  • Applications of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Basic PLC programming
  • Basic circuit theory including circuit design using CAD
  • Fault finding on industrial pneumatic systems
  • Gas generation including compressors

Employed individuals could progress onto roles with increased level of responsibility particularly where those roles utilise equipment associated with control and automation such as PLCs, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Compressors etc.

Job seekers and career changers would be better placed to gain employment within the manufacturing and engineering sectors in roles such as engineering Technician, Maintenance Technician, Production Line Operator or through an engineering Apprenticeship.

Those seeking further study could apply for courses such as BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, Higher National Certificate or Higher National Design in General Engineering or a Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship.

This course offers the perfect opportunity for learners to retrain or upskill. Although it is applicable to working adults/employees from all backgrounds, it may appeal to certain professionals, including:

  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Maintenance Technician
  • PLC Technician
  • Production Line Operator
  • Manufacturing Operator
  • Production Maintenance Engineer
  • Automation Engineer/Technician
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Engineers

This is an introductory course and is applicable to learners or employees from all backgrounds. There are no standard entry requirements.