The Engineering Skillnet is delighted to announce our launch of a new certified Major Level 6 Award in conjunction with Techno-training. The inaugural programme requires learners to attend a Grange Castle training centre. Each module (including electives) is also available as an ‘in-company’ delivery for class sizes of minimum eight (maximum of ten).

This experience facilitates a deep understanding of technology through targeted hands-on learning activities. Learners will embed a repeatable and effective universal troubleshooting strategy and apply logical thinking skills to fault find efficiently across a broad range of automated equipment - including electrical power and control equipment, pneumatic and vacuum technology, sensors and vision systems, programmable control and robotics.

Exemptions may apply based on prior learning of maintenance technology where previously undertaken with the Engineering Skillnet. Technical interviews will take place ahead of learner selection to assess learner suitability.

For full details including learning outcomes for each module below, contact the Network Manager.

All module titles per Semester and a general descriptions of each module (and dates) for Semester One are provided below:

Semester 1 – at a discounted price of €1,320 per learner (due to ESF+ funding)

Module 1: Machine Safety and Control of Hazardous Energy

Dates: April 16th, 17th, 23th, 24th, 31st, May 1

The purpose of this module is to prepare learners for working with or on production equipment, to be aware of hazardous energies, identify and evaluate associated risks, understand the requirement for guarding, isolating and interlocking devices used to control the hazardous energies and apply that knowledge when carrying out maintenance activities.

Module 2: Electrical Safety, Circuitry and Troubleshooting

Dates: June 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th

This module will provide learners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by industrial maintenance technicians to safely diagnose and repair faults in electrically controlled production equipment, and to communicate effectively with colleagues regarding electrical issues.

Semester 2 -€2,190 per learner

Comprises Module 3 running in September – Process Improvement and Collaboration

and Module 4 runnng in November - Digital, Analog and Vision Sensors

Semester 3 - €2,190 per learner

Comprises Module 5: January – Pneumatic and Vacuum Systems

Module 6 and/or 7 and/or-8: March-May (includes electives)

Learners will select two from the three electives as follows:

Programmable Logic Controllers, Electrical Troubleshooting of Machine Systems or Robot Programming and Troubleshooting.

Module 9: End of June

Hand-up of a Capstone work-integrated project.

 The Engineering Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. The inaugural offering of this Award is supported by the ESF+ (European Social Fund).


Start Date April 16, 2024
Duration 6 days per module
Delegate Price €1,318 (+VAT)