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Practical On-Line PLC Programming

An Intensive 2-Day Online Training Course

Practical On-Line PLC Programming

Mastering the IEC 61131-3 languages

We currently have no scheduled session for this Course. If you are interested in running this course, please contact our Training Department at

Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

This practical online training course has been designed as a high impact, short duration PLC programming workshop. It is there for individuals who either with to brush up on or else learn PLC programming techniques from scratch. The workshop is mostly practical in nature, although theoretical aspects will be covered as and when necessary.

Many PLC programming languages have evolved over the years, but five have been covered in the IEC 61131-3 standard. This workshop delves into each of the languages, using practical examples to see how the language can fit in, in the real world.

The workshop is synchronous, fully interactive, and questions will be answered, as they get asked.

This online training course will feature:

  • Understanding where the PLC fits in, in the modern industry
  • Interpreting real-world problems, and how to come up with a programming solution
  • Program composition
  • Program creation
  • Program testing and documentation

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

By the end of this online training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand where the PLC fits in to the greater scheme of things
  • Program, using Ladder Diagram (LD)
  • Program, using Function Block Diagram (FBD)
  • Program, using Instruction List (IL)
  • Program, using Structured Text (ST)
  • Program using Sequential Function Chart (SFC)

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for?  

The online workshop has been designed to benefit anyone who is involved with PLCs, whether they be hands-on personnel, or management. Anyone from novice to experienced staff will take something away from the workshop

This online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Instrumentation staff (artisan, technician, maintenance, etc.)
  • Electrical staff (artisan, technician, maintenance, etc.)
  • Instrumentation, Electrical and Process Engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Management

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Daily Agenda

Day One

Session 1: PLC introduction

  • Origin of the PLC
  • PLC hardware
  • PLC software
  • PLC Faultfinding techniques
  • PLC documentation

Session 2: Ladder Diagram programming

  • Understanding Ladder Diagram
  • Getting started
  • Writing the code
  • Faultfinding the code and correcting errors
  • Testing, making use of a simulator

Session 3: Function Block programming

  • Understanding Function Block Diagrams
  • Getting started
  • Writing the code
  • Faultfinding the code and correcting errors

Day Two

Session 1: Instruction List programming

  • Understanding Instruction List
  • Getting started
  • Writing the code
  • Faultfinding the code and correcting errors
  • Testing, making use of a simulator

Session 2: Structured Text programming

  • Understanding Structured Text
  • Getting started
  • Writing the code
  • Faultfinding the code and correcting errors
  • Testing, making use of a simulator

Session 3: Sequential Function Chart programming

  • Understanding Sequential Function Chart
  • Getting started
  • Writing the code
  • Faultfinding the code and correcting errors
  • Testing, making use of a simulator


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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