BPMA E-Learning

Who Are We?    


Established in 1941, and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2009 the British Pump manufacturers' Association Limited (BPMA) is a not for profit trade association representing the interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pumping equipment

BPMA Mission

To influence the pump sector business environment in the interests of members' competitiveness and sustainability and to increase sector awareness by providing technical support and pump technology training to members, operators and purchasers of pumping equipment

Principal objectives

  • To be the effective voice of the pump industry
  • To satisfy the needs of the members
  • To encourage active participation of the members
  • To maximise the membership of the Association

BPMA itself is a member of the European Association of Pump Manufacturers (Europump)

BPMA members account for approximately 85% of the £1 billion plus UK market for pumps and in addition the Uk pump industry is a net exporter.

Membership of the BPMA is open to any company large, medium or small, involved in liquid pumping equipment, including key suppliers

So What Is e-Learning And How Will It Help Me Progress My Career?

We offer a suite of 2 industrially and nationally recognised courses to raise the knowledge and awareness of the technical issues of pumping.

These courses, approved by Ofqual, the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments, are accredited and quality controlled by the National Open College Network (NOCN)

They are offered in accordance with the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

An NOCN certificate will be awarded upon successful course completion.

The certificate only records a pass. Therefore, the BPMA issues an additional certificate that will show the grading of Pass, Credit or Distinction


Introduction to Pumping Technology Level Two (QCF)
£180.00 Plus Vat

This provides standardised terminology and a very basic approach to the various pump types. It is targetted at all employees who need to know the language of the pump industry.


Essentials of Pumping Technology Level Four (QCF)
£600.00 Plus Vat

For those students who have day-to-day involvement with pumps and pumping systems, this course aims to provide the knowledge needed to cover normal situations. Likely candidates are all personnel who manage or are involved in designing, specifying, sourcing, installing, servicing and maintaining pumping equipment.


  • Both courses use the metric system of measurement and internationally recognised terminology.
  • The coverage is comprehensive
  • It is not intended to cover in-depth specialist subjects such as impeller design, stress analysis etc.

The British Pump Manufacturers Association Ltd
National Metalforming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6PY.
0121 601 6350 | enquiry@bpma.org.uk