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Learn in safety by experimenting with virtual equipment test rigs with automatic results recording.

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
3Compare Electric, Pneumatic, Hydraulic1web link video link Sim link1A5
4Hydraulic Component Basics1tutorialweb link video link Sim link1
5Hydraulic Circuit Basics1tutorialweb link video link Sim link2
6Tractor Hydraulics Example1web link video link Sim link
Hydraulics Safety1-3
7Safe Operation of Hydraulics1-3lesson plantutorialweb link video linkA5
8Health and Safety1-3lesson plantutorialweb link25, 27, 33, 34A4, C1
9Fluid Power Risk Awareness1-3lesson plantutorialweb link video link25, 28, 29, 30A4, C1
Hydraulic Principles2web link
10Hydraulic Control Principles2lesson planweb link video link Sim link
11Hydraulic Design Priorities2lesson plantutorialweb link video link
12Hydraulic Symbols2web link video link4a2aB1
13Fluid Contamination Control3lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link11a, 11b, 11c1b
14Hydraulic Fluid Function and Performance3tutorialweb link video link Sim link12, 13, 14
Formulas and Fundamentals2lesson plantutorialweb link
15Pressure and Force Formulas2web link video link3a1a
16Flow and PD Formulas2web link video link3b, 3c1a
17Power and Efficiency Formulas2web link video link3d, 3e1a
18Flow and Pressure Control3tutorialweb link video link3f1a
19Motor Control Circuit Basics3web link video link
Hydraulic Pumps + Motors2web link
20Hydraulic Pumps Review2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link5aA1
21Gerotor Pumps and Motors2web link5a2bA1
22Gear Pump Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link5a2bA1
23Gear Pump Features, Tips, Specify3web link5a2b
24Vane Pump Operation, Use, Types2web link5a, 5b2bA1
25Vane Pump Features, Tips, Specify3web link5a, 5b2b
26Axial Piston Pumps Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link5a, 5b2bA1
27Axial Piston Pump Features, Tips, Specify3web link5a, 5b2b
28Raial Piston Pumps2web link5a2bA1
29LSHT Motors2web link Sim link
30Pump Controllers2web link video link Sim link5c
Control Valves2web link
31Check Valve Operation, Use, Types2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link9a, 9b2e
32Check Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link3c
33Directional Valve Operation, Use, Types2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link9c2eA3
34Directional Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link4a, 4cA3
35Pressure Relief Valve Operation, Use, Types2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link7a2cA3
36Pressure Relief Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link7b, 7c3aA3
37Flow Control Valve Operation, Use, Types2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link8a2dA3
38Flow Control Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link8a, 8b3bA3
39Reducing Valve Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link7aA3
40Reducing Valve Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link7b, 7cA3
41Sequence Valves Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link7a
42Sequence Valves Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link7b, 7c
43Servo Proportional Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link
44Servo Proportional Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link
45Counterbalance Valve Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link
46Counterbalance Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link
Hydraulic Actuators2web link
49Hydraulic Cylinder Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link102gA2
50Hydraulic Cylinder Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link
51Rotory Actuator Operation, Use, Types2web link2gA2
52Cylinder / Valve Sizing3web link video link Sim linkA2
Hydraulic Power Units2web link
53Power Unit Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link6A1
54Power Unit Features, Tips, Specify3web link video link Sim link
55Power Unit Design Guideweb link video link Sim linkA1
Ancillary Equipment2web link
56Hydraulic Filter Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim linkA1
57Hydraulic Filter Features, Tips, Specify3web link video linkA1
58Accumulator Operation, Use, Types2web link video link Sim link2fA1
59Accumulator Features, Tips, Specify3web linkA1
60Pipework and Fittings Use, Types2web linkC2
61Pipework and Fittings Tips, Specification3web linkC2
62Hydraulic Hose Installation2web link16, 18C2
63Identify Hydraulic Hose2web link video link Sim link17, 20
64Pipework Sizing Guide3web link video link Sim linkC2
65Fitting Assembly Guide3web link video link Sim linkC2
Safe Operation and Maintenance2web link
66Health and Safety2lesson plantutorialweb link25, 27, 33, 34A4, C1
67Fluid Power Risk Awareness2lesson planweb link video link25, 28, 29, 30A4, C1
68Maintenance Design Features3lesson planweb link video link6, 19, 24C2
69Power Unit Maintenance Examples3lesson planweb link6C2
70Hydraulic Maintenance Procedures3lesson plantutorialweb link15, 31, 32C2
71Troubleshooting Fault Finder Tool3web link video link Sim link21, 22, 235aC3
Instrumentation and Testing2web link
72Instrumentation Types and Operation2web link video link26C3
73Hydraulic Testing Examples2web link5dC3
Design Strategies2web link
74Industrial Sandwich Design2web link video link Sim link
75Mobile Design Strategy2web link video link
76Cartridge Design Strategy2web link video link
77Pilot Control Design Strategy3web link video link
78Load Control Strategy3web link
Hydraulic Circuit Examples2web link
79Circuit Builder Simulation Examples2lesson plantutorialweb link video link Sim link4b4a, 4b, 4c, 4eB1, B2
80Hydrostatic, Closed Circuit, Drives2web link video link
81Load Control Fundamentals2web link video link Sim link
82Logic Circuits Designs2web link Sim link
Interactive Quiz Modules2
82Basic hydraulic quiz questions1web link
83Intermediate hydraulic quiz questions2web link
84Expert hydraulic quiz questions3web link
85Professional hydraulic quiz questions3web 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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