Stage 2 Industrial Hydraulics

Designed for Plant Managers, Engineers, Technicians & Craftsmen involved in the maintenance & management of fluid power systems, also Technical Representatives.

The programme will focus on installation, commissioning, testing & fault diagnosis & will involve a high degree of ‘hands-on’ practical training to support the further development of the vital skills required to manage & maintain today’s complex systems.

For engineers working offshore, we can allocate specific course time to the Stage 2 Industrial programme to cover specific offshore applications and carry out relevant practical tasks.

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Industrial Hydraulics

Course Details

The course has a HIGH PRACTICAL content.


4 day course over 5 days (Start time : – 1.00 pm Monday – 12.30 Friday) 

£1195/pp + VAT

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

Entry Requirements:

This Stage 2 Level Course requires a Stage 1 Level of Knowledge before attending. If you feel your knowledge level is beyond Stage 1 Hydraulics, please go to the NFPC Website on and use the FREE OF CHARGE Self-Assessment Questionnaire to test your current knowledge before placing your booking.

Course Aims

  • To take your overall knowledge and skills to the next level to enable you to better manage and maintain complex hydraulic systems with a range of controls
  • Ensure that you know the causes of failure in hydraulic systems and apply the necessary preventative measures and know the procedures to follow to carry-out effective fault diagnosis

Course Objectives

Knowledge Based

On completion of this course candidates will know:

  • The function of pilot controlled DCV’s, logic cartridge valves, proportional valves and load holding valves
  • Operation and performance of pumps and pump controls in common use
  • The recommended procedures to follow for installation and commissioning
  • The maintenance techniques in current use and their effectiveness
  • The causes of failure in a hydraulic system and the fault finding procedures to follow
  • Risk assessment and the health and safety requirements for hydraulic systems

Skills Based

During the practical section of this course candidates will engage in and apply the following skills

  • Build hydraulic circuits by interpreting a hydraulic diagram
  • Set pressure control valves for relief, sequence, reducing and counterbalance functions
  • Connect the electrical interface to the hydraulic controls using manual switches and pressure switches
  • Apply hydraulic and electrical sequencing techniques
  • Apply load holding techniques
  • Set up an amplifier to operate a proportional DCV
  • Compare pump pressure compensator and load sensing controllers
  • Apply specific fault finding techniques to hydraulic circuits

Recommended NFPC Progression Routes


If not, we recommend that you take our free self-assessment test, this will test your technical knowledge and will give you a % mark at the end and will recommend what course you should attend.

Please note: this is your responsibility to ensure that you have the required pre-requisite knowledge before booking this Stage 2 course. However, this is a recommendation only.

From: £1,195.00 + VAT

You can only book this course if you have completed a Stage 1 course
You can only book this course if you have completed a Stage 1 course or if the relevant pass mark has been obtained on 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.


From Monday the 23 March, the NFPC will, unfortunately, have to close due to this unprecedented situation that we are all confronted with. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE on a regular basis for up to date Bulletins- Many thanks and take care- John R Savage -Director – can be contacted on 07974396271 –

Information to our many Loyal Customers from John R Savage NFPC Director-

We are aware that we are currently unable to maintain our services to you because of the situation that we find ourselves in. To support you through this period and maintain continuity with your Continued Professional Development

NFPC Training Engineers are developing a series of Knowledge based WEBINAR Modules relating to our Introduction to Hydraulics Course and Stage 1 Hydraulics. Depending upon the duration of this VIRUS , we may well develop a series of higher level Webinars to support you until the NFPC reopens. Once open our services would return to normal but with special refresher support for those who have joined the webinar sessions.