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Introduction toHydraulic Components or Simple Circuits training.

Intermediates can try this Self-Study Lesson Demo or teach others with this Teacher's Lesson Plan Demo.

Course plans by job function

e4-Skill classification123456
CETOP level classification123
Career descriptionRookie,
New Students
Sales Person
Read gauges
Adjust valves
System design,
e4-Page classificationBasic Training Mostly Free Advanced Training Subscripton
Self study courses by sectorsFree Demo Lesson Plan and Training Record Example
Small power units sector 1 ✔ 2 ✔ 3 ✔ 4 ✔ 5 ✔ 6 ✔
Lifting equipment sector 1 ✔ 2 ✔ 3 ✔ 4 ✔ 5 ✔ 6 ✔
Mobile equipment sector 1 ✔ 2 ✔ 3 ✔ 4 ✔ 5 ✔ 6 ✔
Industrial equipment sector 1 ✔ 2 ✔ 3 ✔ 4 ✔ 5 ✔ 6 ✔
Custom course lesson plansOur ask about a course for your company sector
Teacher resourcesTeacher's Free Demo Lesson Plan Example
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Students (18-21) Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔
Mobile sector career Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔
Industrial sector career Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔ Teach ✔

Skill levels explained

Level 1 is for new students e.g. people who don't know what hydraulics does or the basics of how it works. It provides examples of fluid power and introduces the basic components and how they are combined in a circuit to work.

Level 2 is for people who purchase hydraulic equipment and need to know about the different products and why certain features are required.

Level 3 is for pipe fitters and operators who need to work safely, read operating instructions, instrument gauges and circuit drawings to identify components, equipment, or fitting types etc. (CETOP Level 1). People who manage hydraulic systems or workers should also understand the subject to at least this level.

Level 4 is for people who perform basic maintentance of hydraulic equipment and be safe to replace identical valves and make routine adjustments. (CETOP Level 2)

Level 5 is for maintenance technicians who need detailed component knowledge to identify issues and resolve problems quickly and effectively. (CETOP Level 3)

Level 6 is for engineers who design or update hydraulic equipment. This will include strategies for different types of system along with understanding the benefits or issues that different circuit design configurations might bring.

Hydraulic qualifications

Our course lesson plans also include a training record sheet that can be used to demonstrate your skill and knowledge level. The modules can also be used to support the CETOP, BFPA passport, IFPS and BTEC qualifications although we are not currently allowed to provide these certificates ourselves.

Options, Costs, Signup

Courses can be used to support the BFPA passport, CETOP, IFPS or BTEC in-house qualifications, or as stand-alone courses with certificates for work completed.

Training resources can be followed individually or used by companies as part of their staff training. Pricing and signup here or ask about a multi-user license here.

All lesson plans for CETOP, BTEC, BFPA and IFPS Courses

circuit animation examples

These worksheets will guide you through a range of online exercises that will teach you about the principles, planning, components, design and maintenance of an example hydraulic system.

The course is aimed at people working in the fluid power industry including purchasing, operating and maintaining hydraulic systems.

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