We are the UK’s No.1 training provider for Integrated Systems Engineering, offering our services to over 300 major companies both across the UK and Internationally.

The Centre

The NFPC is a BFPA certified CETOP Education Centre and is an approved training provider for many ‘blue chip’, industry leading corporations. The Centre employs Training Engineers who have many years of Industry experience, offering support and advice to all who attend our Training Courses.

The Centre has 3 fully equipped technical centres with over 3 million pounds worth of up to date equipment supplied to us by our Industry Partners.

Having gained ISO9001-2015 approval, the NFPC is at the forefront of approved training facilities, ensuring a close working relationship with a number of Industry Trade Associations. In addition to the standard package, the Centre offers scope for technical Seminars and corporate events for all organisations.

Our Services

Here at the NFPC we offer a unique range of short courses, based across 25+ sectors of Industry, for those involved in the maintenance and management of fluid power systems.

These range from a basic awareness level in hydraulics, pneumatics or electronics, right through to more advanced control. We offer training on specialist subjects and take a lead in the UK in the provision of Competence Based Qualifications.

We also provide specialist bespoke training programmes, either delivered on your site or at the NFPC, covering specific customer machinery. All our Training Courses are designed to meet the needs of industry, ensuring candidates gain the maximum skills and knowledge for the workplace environment.

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Why we are unique

The Centre is fully supported by 60 + National and International companies. These Organisations form the NFPC Advisory and Strategic Planning Group. The Group meets 3 times per year and through their guidance and support the NFPC remains at the forefront providing UK industry with the necessary skills and knowledge to address the ever changing needs as technology advances.


The facility was opened in 2001 by the President of CETOP Signor Amadio Bolzani, Paul Cook the President of The British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) and the Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth (UK). The cost of the initial building was in the region of £2m.

We now have over £3m of the latest technology, 3 dedicated technical centres for hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and Control (Integrated Systems Engineering) and the best practical training facilities in Europe.

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