Certificate in Industrial Instrumentation Calibration

Industrial Instrumentation Calibration
Microcredential / Short Course
4-6 Weeks
Validated by
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

Become industry relevant, advance your career and upskill/reskill in Industrial Instrumentation Calibration.

ESS has partnered with Griffith College to provide accredited higher education qualifications to support Ireland's manufacturing and maintenance sector. This programme develops the learner’s knowledge of current industrial engineering practices and enables them to confidently review and analyse emerging industrial instrument systems and calibrations of these systems. 


This CIIC supports learners in gaining a basic knowledge of current instrumentation practices and procedures. Learners recognise the safety standards of working with instrument systems and demonstrate how to use calibration test equipment correctly.

This programme is delivered in partnership with ESS.

Why study for the Certificate in Industrial Instrumentation Calibration at Griffith College?

  • The programme is available part-time and teaches the in-demand skill of calibrating process control instruments. 
  •  Learners are introduced to industrial instrumentation calibration knowledge and skills to support their work in the industry or enhance employment opportunities. 
  • The Certificate in Industrial Instrumentation Calibration programme is designed to equip those working in industry and services with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to check, verify and calibrate process control instruments and the associated calibration techniques and analysis. 
  • The practical nature of the coursework lends to preparation for work in industry. 
  • Learners are provided access to academic resources and personal support through ESS’s partnership with Griffith College.
  • This programme may also facilitate learners applying for progression to third-level programmes in NFQ Level 6 (plus) engineering programmes within third-level colleges.


Course Highlights

• Learners recognise the safety standards of working with instrument systems and demonstrate how to use calibration test equipment correctly. 

• Learners select and apply routine mathematical methods and calculations for instrument systems. 

• This Certificate programme deals with specific instrumentation, calibration documentation and calibration skills and competencies required by a technician in the industry. 

• Graduates are ready to apply their learning directly in their employment and can use all the theory and practical skills gained in their studies.

Intake Dates

  • Limerick - Part-Time - September 2024
  • Limerick - Part-Time - October 2024

Course Details

Module Information

  • Safe work practices in process environments
  • Principles of calibration
  • Pressure measurement
    Principals and methods
    Control elements
  • Level measurement
    Principals and methods
    Control elements
  • Flow measurement
    Principals and methods
    Control elements
  • Temperature Measurement
    Principals and methods
    Control elements
  • Good practices in calibration system documentation and records


Timetables to be confirmed.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Complete and submit the application form
  • English language proficiency certificates if applicable. Learn more.   

English Language:

The English language entry requirements for the programme are CEF B2+ or equivalent. 

Candidates with English language levels below CEF B2+ must reach this minimum standard before enrolling in the academic programme. 

How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years of age:

Entry requirements (if under 23 years) are a minimum of grade O6 / H7 in the Leaving Certificate, or equivalent, in 5 subjects. The subjects must include mathematics and English, Irish or another language. Mature learners, i.e., applicants over the age of 23, may also apply based on work experience and / or life experience by demonstrating that they have reached the standards of knowledge, skills, and competence.

Ideally, applicants have some prior technical experience or knowledge and/or exposure to an industrial environment.


Tuition Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: €2800

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

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