EAL Level 3 Certificate in Robotics and Automation

  • 9:00AM - 4:00PM, 4 Apr - 7 Oct 2022
  • Make UK Technology Training Centre - Aston, Birmingham
  • PPMA Academy

This qualification covers the knowledge, understanding and practical skills involved with robotic and automation engineering within a manufacturing environment.

This qualification comprises of a series of units, over an 8 week period, which covers the knowledge and skills of robotic and automation engineering including: programmable logic control, maintenance of automation, fault finding, and diagnosis, robot processes and functions, automated control systems, machine software design principles, robot programming, simulation engineering, process optimisation.

There are additional units covering innovation in automation which can be selected as applicable to suit local needs.

There is a significant skills gap between where the majority of the workforce is now and where it needs to be. While employers will be installing robotics and automated systems in factories, there will continue to be a need to develop the right skills to work alongside new technology in a factory environment.

To help be ready for this change, which is already in progress, it is essential to adapt by creating reskilling and up-skilling training plans for the workforce. Make UK is proud to be one of the only providers who is able to offer the new EAL Level 3 Certificate in Robotics and Automation, which is the best route to getting your workforce the skills they need.  

Grant Funding is available for businesses based in Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Wyre Forest and Bromsgrove, through The Supplier Skills Programme.

Course Dates

  • 4 - 8 April 2022 - Unit 1 – PLC
  • 25 - 29 April 2022 - Unit 2b - Electrical Maintenance;
  • 16 - 20 May 2022 - Units 2a & c – Mechanical Maintenance and PPM
  • 20 - 24 June 2022 - Units 4 & 7 – Robot Process and Programming
  • 11 - 16 July 2022 - Units 3 & 5 – Automated Controls and Fault Finding and Diagnosis
  • 8 - 12 August 2022 - Unit 6 – Software Design Principles
  • 5 - 9 September 2022 - Unit 8 – Simulation
  • 3 - 7 October 2022 - Units 9 & 10 – Optimisation and Innovation

Course Content

ROB3-01 Programmable Logic Controller

Understand PLC systems and associated communication methodology. Understand, edit and create PLC programs in Ladder Logic and STL format.

ROB3-02a Mechanical maintenance of Automation

Understand and carry out safe mechanical maintenance on industrial automation systems. 
ROB3- 02b Electrical maintenance of Automation 

Understand and carry out safe electrical maintenance on industrial automation systems. 

ROB3-02c Maintenance Support activities for Automation

Understand maintenance support activities related to electrical and mechanical automation systems. 

ROB3-03 Fault Finding and Diagnosis for Automation and Robotics 

Understand how to diagnose faults-on industrial automation. Carry out fault finding techniques.

ROB3-04 Robot Processes and Functions

Understand industrial robot processes and function. Operate an industrial robot. 

ROB3-05 Automated Control Systems

Understand the elements of control systems. Understand the application of control theory. 

ROB3-06 Machine Software Design Principles 

Understand software design methodologies. Create a programme to correctly perform a specific function.

ROB3-07 Robot Programming

Safely manipulate an industrial robot. Program an industrial robot. 

ROB3-08 Introduction to Simulation Engineering

Model a production process using simulation software. 

ROB3-09 Process Optimisation

Understand and apply methods of process, optimisation. Understand and apply optimisation techniques to industrial robotic systems. 

ROB3-10 Innovation in Automation

Understand the considerations that influence the decision to automate a process.


This course is aimed at those with a pre-existing knowledge of engineering.


All modules will be assessed. In order to meet this requirement, we will maintain an assessment and feedback record for each learner. This will detail the evidence evaluated against the module and the feedback given to the learner. 

Grant Funding for the course

The Supplier Skills Programme, which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by Birmingham City Council, is offering businesses the opportunity to access grant funding to cover 50% of the course fee. Grants are available from £500 to £18,000.

Make UK is a strategic partner of the programme and can assist with the application process. The Supplier Skills Programme is open to SMEs which are:

  • Based within Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Wyre Forest and Bromsgrove
  • Able to match fund training costs (50% by the SME, the remaining 50% by the ESF)

Click here for more information : The Supplier Skills Programme (SSP) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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