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Stage 2 Accumulator Competence

£735 + 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 Hydraulics 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.

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Course aims/who is it for?

This Stage 2 Course is a follow-on from the NFPC Stage 1 Hydraulics Course. This Course will:

• Take your overall knowledge and skills to the next level to enable you to better manage and maintain hydraulic systems safely involving the use of ACCUMULATORS

• Ensure that you know the correct procedures to follow when carrying out any maintenance or routine inspection on systems involving the use of ACCUMULATORS

• Developed for staff involved in the maintenance and management of hydraulic systems involving the use of accumulators whose duties include inspection, checking performance and pre-charging as necessary.

This course will involve: Group education, training and written assessment with a pass mark of 60% Practical Tasks (competence based) one-to-one assessment (PASS or FAIL) YOU will be assessed against an agreed PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. The NFPC will only supply certification to those who have successfully completed both written and practical assessments.


Course Introduction

We welcome you to attend our FACE TO FACE COURSES 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.

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

£735 per person excluding VAT

Face to face training at the NFPC will consist of Day 1 technical lecture and Day 2 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

Course Times

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

Additional dates on request will be considered.

Course Objectives (Knowledge Based)

On completion of this course candidates will:

1)Know the different types of accumulators in common use, together with their operating,
principles, characteristics and applications
2)Know the correct procedures for examining / inspection of accumulators
3) Understand the risks and dangers during installation, examination and maintenance of accumulators
4)Identify Regulations apertaining to accumulator examination and testing
5)Perform a routine inspection and charging of an accumulator pre-charge pressure
6) Complete a written procedure, risk assessment and report of maintenance carried out on an
7) Complete a written exam on accumulators and auxiliary equipment

£735.00 + VAT

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