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CETOP P1 Competence Based Qualification Pneumatics

£685 + VAT per person

Before booking any of these courses you should:

  1. Check the Course Planner & Progression Route
  2. We recommend you complete the Stage 1 Pneumatics course
  3. If you have not completed the above course, complete our online self-assessment 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.

Level 1 ( First Line) – Advanced Apprentice/Technicians involved in the maintenance of systems employing Hydraulics.
This person would perform activities and follow established procedures normally short and of a reoccurring nature. Problem solving would be through the help of a Second or Third Line Technician/Engineer or following a pre-determined set of actions or maintenance checklist.

CETOP Education Recommendations | Pneumatics programme (P1)

The NFPC will inform the BFPA of your success and you will receive your CETOP Certificate accordingly.


Course Introduction

We welcome you to attend our FACE TO FACE CETOP QUALIFICATIONS at THE NATIONAL FLUID POWER CENTRE presented by NFPC Training Engineers with a vast knowledge and experience involved in the maintenance and management of FLUID POWER SYTEMS.

Finally, we do advise YOU to visit the NFPC website “Home-Page” and check out your current knowledge levels using our FOC Self Assessment Questionnaire

Course Details

£685 per person excluding VAT

Face to face training at the NFPC will consist of Day 1 technical lecture and Day 1 practical training and testing

If more information is required or you need help with a booking please contact Anne Clarke at NFPC Tel: 01909504539 or

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

Course Times

9am – 4pm or as arranged by the Tutor.

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
As a follow-on from the Stage 1 Elec/Pneumatics Course, this course involves a written examination and a ‘oneto-one’ practical task assessment measured against the performance criteria laid down by the current CETOP Education Recommendations.

Course Qualification Requirements

  1. Successfully complete a 2 hour written examination to prove your knowledge and understanding of hydraulics covered in Stage 1 (60% pass mark)
  2. Be assessed on a “one to one” basis carrying out a range of practical tasks involving the following assessed abilities.TASKS WILL INVOLVE:
    • Interpreting circuit diagrams and the correct identification of parts
    • Assembling a circuit from given information
    • Following safe commissioning procedures
    • Carrying out routine maintenance/servicing followed by appropriate testing.

In all cases you will be trained and tutored to meet the necessary performance criteria laid down by CETOP Education Recommendations.

Successful Candidates will be registered with the BFPA who award the certificate in the UK on behalf of CETOP. The NFPC will arrange for you to receive your Certificate.


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.

£685.00 + VAT

£750 from 1st August

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You can only book this course if you have completed Stage 1 or the relevant Self Assesment test