CETOP IH2 Industrial Hydraulics Competence-Based Qualification

This qualification is designed for Craftsmen, Technicians and Advanced Apprentices currently involved with Hydraulic Systems. Covering a range of applications and roles, this qualification fulfils the need to establish a higher level of Knowledge and Competence Based Skills

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Important message

If it is over 12 months since you completed the Stage 2 Industrial Hydraulics Course here at the NFPC, we recommend that you return to REFRESH your knowledge by attending a scheduled Stage 2 Industrial Course. (Monday 1pm-Wednesday 12:30pm)

Refresher Cost =£485.00 Exc VAT

Course Details

The course has a HIGH PRACTICAL content.

Duration: 5 days

5 Day Course (9am-5pm)

Price: £1,470.00 pp + VAT

Candidates will receive a comprehensive set of, course notes, lunch, refreshments.

Entry Requirements:
Pre-requisite courses we STRONGLY RECOMMEND:

  • NFPC Stage 1 Hydraulics
  • CETOP H1 Competence Based Qualification (Optional)
  • NFPC Stage 1 Electrical/ Electronics (Industrial)
  • NFPC Stage 2 Industrial Hydraulics and Refresher if over 12 Months has elapsed.

Course Aims

To ensure candidates have a better overall knowledge and understanding of hydraulic system components, their function, operation and how they form a working circuit

Improve communication levels as terminology is better understood, together with key aspects of health and safety, resulting in improved levels of safe working practices when working with and around hydraulic systems

Gain a fluid power industry-recognised qualification in Hydraulics

Course Objectives

Knowledge based unit:

  • Hydraulic theory to cover additional IH2 syllabus subjects.
  • Half day classroom exercises on typical content of IH2 exam.
  • Two hour examination with 60% pass mark.

Practical task assessments: ( one-to-one basis)

  • Task 1: Carry out a routine maintenance inspection on a hydraulic system using a prepared checklist, including topping-up hydraulic oil.
  • Task 2: Carry out a pump commissioning exercise, including writing a procedure.
  • Task 3: Replace a 4/3 way solenoid operated DCV on a live system, including safe isolation and re-commissioning.
  • Task 4: Build a hydraulic circuit for hydraulic sequencing and set the pressure controls. Carry out a fault finding exercise on the completed circuit.


All delegates will receive a comprehensive set of support notes, lunch and refreshments.

All successful candidates will have to pay a certification fee of £50 + VAT directly to the BFPA to receive their CETOP Level 2 Hydraulics Certificate. You can do this online via the website

From: £1,470.00 + VAT

You can only book this course if you have completed Stage 2 Hydraulics.
You can only book this course if you have completed Stage 2 Hydraulics and Included the date.
You can only book this course if you have completed Stage 2 Hydraulics.
You can only book this course if you have completed a Stage 1 course
Please enter a date for stage 1 completion or take our self-assessment course.

The date you have selected has passed the cut-off date for online booking.

Please complete the contact form below or call +44 (0)1909 504 700 and we will try our best to accommodate you.