Stage 2 Water Hydraulics

Designed for those involved in the maintenance and management of water hydraulic systems and installations.

Presented by Nick Gower a LEADING AUTHORITY in Water Hydraulics.

Course Details


 2 Day Course (9am – 5pm)


£650/pp +VAT

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

Entry Requirements:
Stage 1 Hydraulics or equivalent. If you feel that your experience takes you beyond Stage 1 Hydraulics, you could consider completing our self assessment questionnaire online here.

Course Aims

  • To take your overall knowledge and skills to the next level to enable you to better manage and maintain complex hydraulic systems and controls associated with Offshore applications.
  • Ensure that you know the causes of failure in hydraulic systems and apply the necessary preventative measures and know the procedures to follow to carryout effective fault diagnosis

Course Objectives

Specific Course Content

  • Basic Principles that underpin the operation of all Hydraulic Systems
  • Introduction to water hydraulics and the types of fluids in use
  • Types of pumps used for this technology- Axial Piston/Radial Piston/Plunger Application of Accumulators
  • Pressure Control Valves- safety/types of relief valves and pressure reducing valves
  • Flow Control- throttle and reflux valves
  • Direction Control- types and seating
  • Introduction to Proportional Control
  • System maintenance and causes of failure
  • Logical Fault Finding
  • Health and Safety and Safe Working Practices

Knowledge Based

On completion of this course candidates will know:

  • The fundamental principles relating to water hydraulic systems
  • The types of water and additives used in water hydraulic systems
  • The function of the major components in water hydraulic systems
  • The importance fluid and water hydraulic system management
  • The safe working practices associated with maintenance procedures

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.

£650.00 + VAT

Please complete the enquiry form below or call +44 (0)1909 504 700 if you would like any more information or to register an interest.


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.