National Fluid Power Centre – Specialised Training

World leader in developing skills and knowledge for today’s workforce

The National Fluid Power Centre based at Worksop in Nottinghamshire is the UK’s leading provider in the provision of specialist short training courses involving, hydraulics, pneumatics and applied electronics

Approved and recognised

The NFPC is ISO 9001:2015 approved and is an approved training provider for an enviable list of leading companies and organisation including: Bosch Rexroth, Parker Hannifin, Danfoss, Hydac Technology, Shell UK, SMC, MP Filtri, Webtec Products, Pall Corporation, Witham Group, Kawasaki PE, Husco International and Sun Hydraulics.

Hands-on training

Their practical training workshops are outstanding and they place great emphasis on ‘hands-on training’ which is supported by their 10 training engineers all from UK industry and with a vast knowledge and experience to support all who attend courses.

Their range of training courses can be accessed by visiting their website (see QR Code/Link below right) and include:

  • Bespoke training – where they work closely with clients and design a course that specifically meets an individual’s needs and is a key feature of their services and has been for the last 30 years
  • Serving the offshore sector – for many years the organisation has been involved in the training and skills development of engineers and technicians from the offshore oil sector so they understand the arduous conditions involved in working offshore
  • Now serving the offshore (wind turbine) renewable energy sector – currently working with engineers from RWE renewables UK, NFPC systems training engineers have developed a bespoke training package to support the knowledge and skills developments of engineers and technicians maintaining and managing the Humber Gateway Offshore windfarm. Later in the year maintenance teams from Rampion Offshore windfarms will also be in attendance

Competency

Adding to its range of services, the NFPC is the only Centre in the UK officially approved to offer three levels of Competence Based Qualifications, meeting CETOP Educational Recommendations and awarded in the UK by the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA).

Keeping up with advances in technology – matching skills and knowledge

With the growing interface of electrical/electronics/sensor technology/processor control/data management, fluid power (hydraulics and pneumatics) are parts of integrated systems and today’s wind turbines are modern highly technical integrated systems.

The NFPC is continually developing practical facilities and staff capability supported by their Industry Advisory & Strategic Planning Group (consisting of over 50 National and International Companies).

They realise that the advances in technology place greater demands on the skills of their workforce and to this end, they are continuously investing and developing its practical resources and staff capability, thereby ensuring they meet their customers’ expectations.

The present and the future

Realising the overwhelming importance of Renewable Energy and that of Wind Turbines, the National Fluid Power Centre is proud to play its part in supporting this sector and they will strive to ensure that they remain the UK’s leading Training Provider for YOU both present and in the future.

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