Summary of Education & Training
BFPA's Education & Training Committee has been producing formal fluid power qualifications for over 20 years, devised and developed by the industry's foremost engineers and trainers from many of the UK's top fluid power companies
The BFPA's series of ‘Industry Standard' qualifications cover pneumatics and both static and mobile hydraulic plant. The BFPA has an on-line payment system for students to register for CETOP certification and to be put onto the National Database. Click here to access the on-line payment system.
Qualifications amongst many include:-
Industrial Hydraulics & Control - Level 3
Mobile Hydraulics - Level 3
Power Pneumatics & Control - Level 3
Hydraulic System Design - Level 4
The courses provide a progressive awards structure. See Publications facility for scheme guidelines/programmes.
Integrated Fluid Power Control Systems (CS3)
Mobile Hydraulics (MH3)
Pneumatics and Control Programme (PC3)
Industrial Hydraulics (IH3)
These modulised programmes allow the students to cover the various elements at their own speed and time scales that suit the work place.
These schemes are in line with CETOP's own European recommendations for fluid power qualifications. They not only guarantee recognition by the industry, but also have the added advantage of assured quality as BFPA themselves will carry out the approval and verification of Approved Centres. The content of the schemes is complementary to formal education but will continuously change as technology advances and the need for new skills emerge.
European-wide Standardisation of Qualifications
Through extensive lobbying and participation, BFPA has helped CETOP - the industry's European federation - develop a qualification structure for the whole of Europe.
Hydraulic Hose Training
In co-operation with the hydraulic hose industry, the BFPA has developed a series of courses designed to imporve the safety and skills for those working with or around hydraulic systems.
Foundation Course in Working Safely with Hydraulic Hose and Connectors
A one day course applicable and essential to all working with hydraulic machinery. This course will raise safety awareness to the latest levels. The high quality course book is personalised and given to each attendee who, in addition, will receive a certificate and be registered on the BFPA national database.
This course is the natural forerunner of further skills courses also available through the BFPA.