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Pneumatics Systems Maintenance Course –  QQI Award (Minor) Level 6


Pneumatic systems are widely used in production equipment. This course is designed to enable learners to maintain and fault find pneumatic systems in a safe manner.

Who should attend?

Effective pneumatic fault finding  reduces mean time to repair equipment and therefore saves time and money for your organisation. We also offer the opportunity to incorporate your application specific drawings into the course to ensure good skill transfer after the course.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Maintain the efficient operation of pneumatic systems.
  • Interpret Circuit Diagrams.
  • Identify standard pneumatic components and understand their functions and maintenance requirements.
  • Use Pneumatic Circuits to predict the behaviour of machines.
  • Locate, Diagnose and replace faulty components.
  • Explain the Health and Safety legislative requirements for air-powered machinery.
  • Take suitable precautions when working with Pneumatic Equipment 

Course Modules

Module 1 / Compressed Air delivery systems.
Theory, units and principles of compressed air systems, compressed air generation and distribution, air service units, soft-start valves.
Module 2 / Pneumatic Components, valves, actuators and flow controls.
Types of actuator and sizing, valve types and designations, valve operators (roller, pilot, solenoid), cylinder directional control, 3/2 (nc and no), 5/2 (double and single), 5/3 (cc,oc,ec)
Module 3 / Pneumatic Circuits and symbols.
Building, testing and fault finding pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits
Module 4 / Health and Safety requirements.
Safe work practices, Sensor and valve PLC wiring and troubleshooting, sequential circuits.


QQI Assessment

  • Skills Demonstration – 50% of overall mark
  • Portfolio / Collection of Work – 30% of overall mark
  • Examination (Theory) – 20% of overall mark

Upcoming Public Dates

Visit our training calendar here.

Contact us for an In-Company training[email protected]


W8 Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim




Full Price € 1,200 / Industry 4.0 Skillnet Price €840

price might vary depending on location – make sure to check with us.


4 Days


Entry Requirements

Learners are required to have an NFQ or equivalent Level 5 Certificate in a technical or related discipline. Alternatively, if learners have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with Level 5 they can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for Access to the programme. Though not essential, learners will benefit from having some prior knowledge or exposure to pneumatics systems.



QQI Accreditation and Progression

Contact Details:
Paul Quinn, Network Manager
T: +353 (0)71 9317 485 / E: [email protected]

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