Diploma in Hydraulic Principles at QLS Level 4

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By Endorsed by "Quality Licence Scheme"
Guided Learning Hour 200 Guided Learning Hours (200)
Course Material Course Material
Number of Modules 24 Number of Modules 24
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What Will I Learn?

Gain an insight into the Archimedes and hydraulic principles
Learn about topics such as atmospheric pressure, geometric arguments, vacuum and hydrostatic paradox
Understand about backflows, actual backflow events and why it occurs
Gain an understanding of pump operation and the various types of pumps
Learn what NPSH (Net Positive Suction head) is and how it is calculated
Gain an insight into pump performance and curves
Understand about devices such as coupling and mechanical seals


The Diploma in Hydraulic Principles at QLS Level 4 is designed to educate learners on the fundamentals of hydraulic technology. Hydraulics refers to the mechanical function that operates by the force of liquid pressure. It is a technology that uses engineering, chemistry, applied science, and other sciences in order to design and manufacture products and processes. Mechanical movements in hydraulic based systems are generated through the contained and pumped liquid. Hydraulics is a very essential technology that is used in many aspects of our lives from kitchen dishwashers to mechanical engineering.

The foundation of all hydraulic based equipment are the hydraulic principles. These principles are the factors that determine the proper manufacturing and designing of machineries and equipment. Knowledge of hydraulic principles is mandatory to embark on a successful career in mechanical engineering. The Diploma in Hydraulic Principles at QLS Level 4 is designed to provide aspiring mechanical engineers and mechanical professionals with insight into hydraulic principles.

The Diploma in Hydraulic Principles at QLS Level 4 will first help learners get an idea on the Archimedes and hydraulic principles. The course will cover topics such as atmospheric pressure, geometric arguments, vacuum and hydrostatic paradox. Backflows, actual backflow events and the reason for backflows will also be taught in detail. Have a clear understanding of various types of pumps and pump operation. The course will introduce learners to NPSH and pump performance and curves. Learners will be educated on devices such as coupling and mechanical seals needed in hydraulics.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Mechanical Engineering professionals
  • Anyone interested in learning about the fundamentals of hydraulic principles
  • Entry requirements
  • Access Duration
  • Method of assessment
  • Certification
  • Endorsed by
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other benefits
  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

In order to complete the Diploma in Hydraulic Principles at QLS Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your Quality Licence Scheme certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.

Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Diploma in Hydraulic Principles at QLS Level 4 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04880

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Once you successfully completed the Diploma in Hydraulic Principles at QLS Level 4, you will gain knowledge and skills that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this completion you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com/career-path-planner is given below.

  • Mechanical Engineer - £30,266 per annum
  • Mechanical Design Engineer - £29,418 per annum
  • Construction Project Manager - £41,912 per annum
  • Automotive Engineer - £36,388 per annum
  • Aerospace Engineer - £34,085 per annum
Other jobs you can get
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for  TOTUM discount card

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
UK Register of Learning Providers Reg No : 10053842

Course Curriculum

01. Archimedes The King of Hydraulics
Archimedes The King of Hydraulics
02. Hydraulic Principles Section
Hydraulic Principles Section
03. Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
04. Pressure
05. Vacuum
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
06. Development of Hydraulics
Development of Hydraulics
07. Hydrostatic Paradox
Hydrostatic Paradox
08. Backflow Section Introduction
Backflow Section Introduction
09. Pump Operation Section
Pump Operation Section
10. Pump Definitions
Pump Definitions
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
11. Pumps
12. Types of Pumps
Types of Pumps
13. Basic Water Pump
Basic Water Pump
14. Types of Water Pumps
Types of Water Pumps
15. Understanding the Operation of a Vertical Turbine Pump
Understanding the Operation of a Vertical Turbine Pump
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
16. Centrifugal Pump
Centrifugal Pump
17. NPSH
18. Pump Performance and Curves
Pump Performance and Curves
19. Coupling Section
Coupling Section
20. Mechanical Seals
Mechanical Seals
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
21. Troubleshooting Table for Well
Troubleshooting Table for Well
22. Electrical Glossary
Electrical Glossary
23. Well Selection Section
Well Selection Section
24. The Well Head Assembly
The Well Head Assembly
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Exam Quiz

Students feedback


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    G S

    Gianna Sherman

    March 01, 2019

    Obtained a good understanding of the pump operation and the various types of pumps.

    J R

    James Richards

    February 22, 2019
    Good Learning Experience

    Good learning experience.

    S M

    Shane Melton

    February 21, 2019
    An Informative Course

    An informative course. Also liked having the freedom and flexibility of studying from my own home.

    L M

    Lucus Murr

    February 19, 2019
    Wonderful Experience

    A very technical course about the best way to work with mechanical functions that operates by the force of liquid pressure. I am now able to understand these concepts better. Wonderful experience.

    A C

    Alex Coles

    January 17, 2019
    Useful Course

    Working in this field of work, I found this course highly informative and useful in my professional life

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