The hydraulic course focuses on the practical aspects of assembling and testing a range of hydraulic circuits. Candidates will also be required to safely isolate the hydraulic system if a component is to be removed.

The function of hydraulic control valves and actuators will be demonstrated and incorporated into a hydraulic circuit for testing. Candidates will then be expected to complete a range of fault-finding tasks.

Candidates will also be given the supporting knowledge necessary to be able to identify symbols and read a schematic drawing.
Continuous reference will be made to manufacturers source material for the purposes of correctly identifying hydraulic components. The manufacturers guidance will also be used to set a adjust a hydraulic component correctly.

What you'll learn

Practical Work:

  • Assemble and test a range of hydraulic circuits using different types of hydraulic controls
  • Safely isolate a hydraulic system for maintenance purposes

Diagnose a hydraulic system related fault

Theoretical Work:

  •  Interpreting a schematic
  • Understanding the operation and function of control valves and actuators and pumps

Course Objective

  • Know how to read and interpret a schematic
  • Know how to identify a hydraulic component
  • Know how to safely isolate a hydraulic system
  • Know how to diagnose a fault
  • Know how to make an adjustment to the setting of a hydraulic component

Time frame

A 3 day course.


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additional information

All our standard courses and bespoke courses may be delivered on-site at IPS or customer premises.

These courses can be used in conjunction with an NVQ programme to support and supplement the practical skills requirements.