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Learn by using our virtual equipment test rigs complete with automatic recording of results.

Six easy to follow steps to earn your hydraulic certificate. Just select the topics you'd like to learn or follow a standard syllabus.

Improving retention rates

Blended learning i.e. combining online or mobile training with classroom courses, have been shown to significantly improve retention rates; as well as reducing employee downtime and travelling expenses. Our courses can be used alongside existing in-house courses to provide better training at reduced costs because:

  • Learners proceed at their own pace and the appropriate level.
  • Convenient and flexible courses, available 24x7x365.
  • Suitable for large or small companies.
  • Easy to add specialist modules or custom content.
  • Highly interactive ensuring learners must think for themselves, rather than just being told.
  • Instant access to course refreshers, whenever it's needed.

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Subject HeadingSkillPlanTutWebVidSimBFPA PassportIFPS TechnicianBTEC
Basic Hydraulics Introduction1lesson plantutorialweb link
1What hydraulics is used for1web linkA5
2Understand fluid power uses1web linkA5
3Hydraulic Component Basics1web link video link Sim link1
4Hydraulic Circuit Basics1tutorialweb link video link Sim link2
5Tractor Hydraulics Example1web linkA5
Hydraulic Principles2web link
8Hydraulic Control Principles2web link video link Sim link
9Hydraulic Design Priorities2lesson plantutorialweb link video link
10Hydraulic Symbols2web link video link4a2aB1
11Fluid Contamination Control3tutorialweb link video link Sim link11a, 11b, 11c1b
12Hydraulic Fluid Function and Performance3web link video link Sim link12, 13, 14
Formulas and Fundamentals2lesson plantutorialweb link
13Pressure and Force Formulas2web link video link3a1a
14Flow and PD Formulas2web link video link3b, 3c1a
15Power and Efficiency Formulas2web link video link3d, 3e1a
16Flow and Pressure Control3tutorialweb link video link3f1a
17Motor Control Circuit Basics3web link video link
Hydraulic Pumps + Motors2web link
18Hydraulic Pumps Review2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link5aA1
19Gerotor Pumps and Motors2web link5a2bA1
20Gear Pump Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link5a2bA1
21Gear Pump Features, Tips, Specify3web link5a2b
22Vane Pump Operation, Use, Types2web link5a, 5b2bA1
23Vane Pump Features, Tips, Specify3web link5a, 5b2b
24Axial Piston Pumps Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link5a, 5b2bA1
25Axial Piston Pump Features, Tips, Specify3web link5a, 5b2b
26Raial Piston Pumps2web link5a2bA1
27LSHT Motors2web link Sim link
28Pump Controllers2web link video link Sim link5c
Control Valves2web link
29Check Valve Operation, Use, Types2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link9a, 9b2e
30Check Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link3c
31Directional Valve Operation, Use, Types2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link9c2eA3
32Directional Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link4a, 4cA3
33Pressure Relief Valve Operation, Use, Types2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link7a2cA3
34Pressure Relief Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link7b, 7c3aA3
35Flow Control Valve Operation, Use, Types2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link8a2dA3
36Flow Control Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link8a, 8b3bA3
37Reducing Valve Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link7aA3
38Reducing Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link7b, 7cA3
39Sequence Valves Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link7a
40Sequence Valves Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link7b, 7c
41Servo Proportional Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link
42Servo Proportional Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link
43Counterbalance Valve Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link
44Counterbalance Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link
45Logic Valve Operation, Use, Types2
46Logic Valves Features, Tips, Specify3
Hydraulic Actuators2web link
47Hydraulic Cylinder Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link102gA2
48Hydraulic Cylinder Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link
49Rotory Actuator Operation, Use, Types2web link2gA2
50Cylinder / Valve Sizing3web link video link Sim linkA2
Hydraulic Power Units2web link
51Power Unit Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link6A1
52Power Unit Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link
53Power Unit Design Guideweb link video link Sim linkA1
Ancillary Equipment2web link
54Hydraulic Filter Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim linkA1
55Hydraulic Filter Features, Tips, Specify3web link video linkA1
56Accumulator Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link2fA1
57Accumulator Features, Tips, Specify3web linkA1
58Pipework and Fittings Use, Types2web linkC2
59Pipework and Fittings Tips, Specification3web linkC2
60Hydraulic Hose Installation2web link16, 18C2
61Identify Hydraulic Hose2web link video link Sim link17, 20
62Pipework Sizing Guide3web link video link Sim linkC2
63Fitting Assembly Guide3web link video link Sim linkC2
Safe Operation and Maintenance2web link
64Health and Safety2lesson plantutorialweb link25, 27, 33, 34A4, C1
65Fluid Power Risk Awareness2lesson planweb link video link25, 28, 29, 30A4, C1
66Maintenance Design Features3lesson planweb link video link6, 19, 24C2
67Power Unit Maintenance Examples3lesson planweb link6C2
68Hydraulic Maintenance Procedures3lesson plantutorialweb link15, 31, 32C2
69Hydraulic Troubleshooting Tool3web link video link21, 22, 235aC3
Instrumentation and Testing2web link
70Instrumentation Types and Operation2web link video link26C3
71Hydraulic Testing Examples2web link5dC3
Design Strategies2web link
72Industrial Sandwich Design2web link video link Sim link
73Mobile Design Strategy2web link video link
74Cartridge Design Strategy2web link video link
75Pilot Control Design Strategy3web link video link
76Load Control Strategy3web link
Hydraulic Circuit Examples2web link
77Circuit Builder Simulation Examples2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link4b4a, 4b, 4c, 4eB1, B2
78Hydrostatic, Closed Circuit, Drives2web link video link
79Load Control Fundamentals2web link video link Sim link
80Logic Circuits Designs2web link Sim link
Interactive Quiz Modules2web link
80Introduction to hydraulics1web link
81Basic hydraulic quiz questions2web link
82Hydraulic safety awareness questionsweb link
83Hydraulic symbol quiz questionsweb link
84Formulas and fundamentals questionsweb link
85Hydraulic valve questionsweb link
86Operation and maintenance questionsweb link
87Intermediate hydraulic quiz questionsweb link
88Expert hydraulic quiz questionsweb link

Online training approach

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Microlearning Courses

Our 3-5 minute online micro-learning courses satisfy 'just-in-time' or 'on-the-go' training needs. This technique has been shown to improve overall retention.

'Self-Driven' Learning

Giving students the control over each interactive, narrated presentation allows them to explore the subject and helps increase their interest and retention.

Flexible Learning

Courses can be accessed 24 hours a day via any mobile device, PC or web browser. Flexible learning provides the best solution for all learners.

Hydraulic Simulations and Experiments

Allowing students to experiment with real product simulations provides by far the most effective way for them to gain a full understanding of how components work.

Serious Games

Including educational games within the courses has been shown to significantly increase engagement and retention.

Additional Information Links

Links to additional relevant information are provided to encourage the more able students to extend their skills.

Instant Testing

Interactive quiz modules give quick feedback on students' progress and are used for practice, qualifications, or to reinforce what has been learned.

Low-Cost CMS Creation

Courses are created by entering the content into a simple spreadsheet content management system (CMS). This allows very quick and cost-effective course creation, by anyone.

Ask about getting your own training course

Our training programs are mostly driven by simple spreadsheets that contain the content and instructions. Let us know if you'd like to create your own training programs using our standard software frameworks. Or just use our courses in your classroom

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