Control & Instrumentation – Part 1

Course Code: MCPTS1007

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Course Type

Instrumentation, Technical Skills


MCP Training Certificate


4 Days


£1145 +VAT

To bring engineers rapidly up to speed with the fundamental principles of industrial control and instrumentation so they can make a positive contribution to operational effectiveness. This module gives technicians the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to undertake a number of industrial control tasks involving:

  • Construction, testing and calibration of measurement systems
  • Identification and testing of temperature sensing and indication devices
  • The focus is on technology rather manufactures

Technologies covered by the C&I course: Part 1

Pressure Measurement

  • Barometers
  • Manometers
  • Pressure Gauges incorporating a practical element of calibration
  • Differential Pressure Transducers
  • Pressure Regulators

Level Measurement

  • Dip Sticks
  • Sight Glasses
  • Float Gauges
  • Buoyancy Type Gauges based on Archimedes’ principle
  • Capacitor Probes
  • Ultrasonic Level Transmitters
  • Load Cells
  • Differential Pressure Transducers incorporating a practical element of calibration

Flow Measurement

  • Pitot Tube
  • Orifice Plates based on Bernoulli’s theorem
  • Venturi Tubes
  • Square Root Extractors
  • Rotary Magnetic Flow Meters
  • Rotary Vane Flow Meters
  • Turbine Flow Meters
  • Electromagnetic (Mag) Flow Meters
  • Ultrasonic (TTD) Flow Meters

Temperature Measurement

  • Test Baths
  • Bi-Metallic Thermometers
  • Metal Bulb Thermometers
  • Thermocouples incorporating a practical element of calibration
  • Resistance Thermometers (RTDs) incorporating a practical element of calibration
  • Thermistors
  • Pyrometers

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Is it right for me?

Maintenance teams and technicians with some maintenance skills but no previous knowledge of industrial control. It can also be delivered to an audience with no engineering skill set.

What will I learn?

This part will focus on:

  • Identifying different measurement and pressure measurement systems
  • Error measurement
  • Calibration
  • Fault finding
  • Pressure measurement
  • Level measurement
  • Flow measurement
  • Temperature measurement

Following completion of this course, we recommend skills learnt are practised in the workplace until a proficient standard is achieved. Candidates can then be signed-off as competent to carry out the prescribed tasks.

What are the benefits?

Control and instrument technicians are very expensive to recruit. This course is designed to multi-skill mechanical and electrical technicians to enable them to carry out high-frequency low-risk control and instrumentation tasks to reduce reliance on contractors.

  • Motivation and development of staff
  • Improved staff retention
  • Formal targeted training with direction and end focussed on business need
  • Encouragement of teamwork through coach and assessor communicating more with opposite trade
  • Re-focussed of training budget
  • SOPs and training packages are written around business need
  • Safe job; Timely job; Right first-time job
  • Improved productivity as downtime is reduced due to increased skills base
  • Cross cover of skills in event of absenteeism, sickness etc.
  • Nationally recognised qualifications where appropriate; skills are validated
  • Training records meet and exceed those required by HSE etc.


The MCP Control and Instrumentation course provided the right balance of practical and theory in a complex subject. Our delegates found the course challenging but a great start to their control and instrumentation journey. The feedback from the delegates and managers of the delegates was fantastic, The City & Guilds accreditation is the icing on the cake! I have already booked another course.

Sonal Patel, Learning & Development Manager, Tata Chemicals Europe

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