Pneumatics Systems Maintenance

QQI Award (Minor) Level 6 6N5375

Course Duration

4 days

Upcoming Dates

  • 2024 March 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, -
  • 2024 Cork May 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th -
  • 2024 Dublin May 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st -


€ 1200


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
Maintenance Technicians

Why Should I 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

QQI Accreditation and Progression

This course leads to the QQI Level 6 Minor Award 6N5375 in Industrial Pneumatic Systems. This Award is one component of the Major Award 6M5154 Maintenance Skills Technology

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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. 

Competence in written and spoken English is essential. International students whose first language is not English are required to have an appropriate score in an approved examination in English language. We accept an IELTS test score of 6. We also accept IELTS equivalents such as TOELF and Cambridge exams. If learners do not have a test result they can complete a Duolingo English Test before registering on the course.  Applicants must share their Duolingo Online test score directly with us at .  The test can be taken online, costs US$49 and the result is available within 48 hours.

If learners are completing part, or all, of the course online they should have good computer literacy skills. This includes use of email, microsoft word, internet searches. Self-directed learning also requires learners to have good self motivation and time management skills. Again, further details and tips can be found in the Learner Handbook.

If you are participating in a blended learning programme you will be required to have a laptop or desktop computer.

If you would like to assess your entry level knowledge, relative to course content, please contact us and we can set you up with a free trial on our e-learning platform.

When we recieve your booking request we will call you to go through an enrolment checklist with you to ensure that you meet all entry requirements for the course you have selected.

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