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CETOP Competence Based Hydraulics Qualification - Industrial/IH3 or Mobile/MH3

£2,100 + VAT per person


Distanced Learning and Face to Face Training and assessments at the NFPC

Before booking this course you should:

  1. Check the Course Planner & Progression Route
  2. Completed the MANDATORY Pre-requisite courses:
    1. Stage 2 Hydraulics (Mobile, Industrial or Offshore, as applicable)
    2. Applied Mathematics
    3. Stage 3 Advanced Hydraulics (Mobile or Industrial)
  3. Pre-requisite courses we STRONGLY RECOMMEND:
    1. Stage 1 Hydraulics
    2. Stage 1 Applied Electronics
  4. If you have not completed the above courses, complete our online self-assessments here

Is this the correct course for you based on your results? Please read the course information below, or feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Designed for those involved in the maintenance and management of Hydraulic Systems in every sector of industry and at all levels.

The Level 3 qualification is split into Industrial and Mobile biased courses, so you can choose the programme which best suits your current – and future – career goals.

The NFPC is a BFPA Certified CETOP Education Centre and is currently the only training centre in the UK which is actively delivering the Level 3 Hydraulics CETOP/BFPA IH3 and MH3 Hydraulics competence-based qualifications.

CETOP Education Recommendations | Mobile Hydraulics programme (MH3)
CETOP Education Recommendations | Industrial Hydraulics programme (IH3)

Who is This Course For?

Level 3 ( Third Line)- Technicians and Engineers involved in the maintenance and management of integrated systems employing Hydraulics and associated Controls.

This person would be involved in both broad and complex engineering activities involving Integrated Systems, requiring technical decision making concerned with specifications, resources and work processes.
This person will have organisational responsibilities and will be involved in planning, fault-finding, rectification and prevention. The role will involve supervisory responsibilities involving the quality of work from other team members, thereby meeting both standards and deadlines.

Course Details


The course has a HIGH PRACTICAL content.

• Completing and submitting to your TUTOR 20 Written Assignments
• Attending the NFPC for up to 5 days to carry out Practical Task Assessments
• Attending the NFPC to complete a 2.5 hours Written Examination with a pass mark of 70%

NOTE: Induction will take place online via ZOOM on an agreed date and time in July with the
Director of the NFPC.

NOTE: We offer the written examination in August each year. You will receive a planner showing examination dates and those allocated for practical task assessments here at the NFPC.


You can now enrol on the CETOP Level 3 Programme in July each year to start your course on the 1st August you will be given 12 Months to compl.ete this Qualification.

Practical assessment days run from 9am-5pm

Price: £2,100 + VAT

Candidates will receive a comprehensive set of course notes, refreshments, and BFPA/CETOP Certificate.

Course Aims

To develop your planning and preparatory skills, use of technical information and specifications.

To develop your ability to pro-actively maintain and manage hydraulic systems, and associated controls and to carry out logical fault-finding as and when necessary.

To have an appreciation of the electrical and electronic controls associated with modern hydraulic systems.

To have an overview of Functional Safety and it’s implications in Fluid Power systems.

Gain a competence based qualification aligned to CETOP educational recommendations.

£2,100.00 + VAT

    Please complete the enquiry form below or call +44 (0)1909 504 539 if you would like any more information or to register an interest.