Course Description

Diploma in Valve Operation and System Design – Level 4

South London College

Diploma in Valve Operation and System Design – Level 4

(Please Note: This Course is Based on USA Standard)

A valve is a device that regulates the flow of water or air through various passageways. Although a valve is a technical fitting, it is usually discussed as a separate category as it is a crucial component in opening, closing and obstructing various systems. Therefore, this Diploma in Valve Operation and System Design – Level 4 (USA Standards) has been initiated to thoroughly educate you about valve operation, along with an extensive insight into a system design. This esteemed certification is a great way to get into or make substantial progress in a career related to maintenance, repair or supervision.

This comprehensive course comprises of quality learning materials that will enlighten you about valves and its importance within a system. You will come to understand the functions of a value, followed by modules that will systematically explore the different types of valves that are used widely. This course is also focused on covering the various theories and principles related to valves such as Hydraulic principles, Archimedes and many more.

This course poses a great advantage for your maintenance, repair or supervision career as devices such as valve actuators, hydraulic actuators and control devices will be discussed amply through this course, followed by an in-depth lecture on how valves can prevent equipment destruction. By the end of this course, you will have a significant knowledge on valves and systems design to handle them appropriately.

The course has been endorsed under the The Quality License Scheme 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 Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality License Scheme  endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for The Quality License Scheme  courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Course Curriculum
01. Introduction To Valves And Operation
02. Actuators And Control Devices
03. Pressure Reducing Valves
04. Related In Plant Valves
05. Hydraulic Principles Section
06. Archimedes
07. Development Of Hydraulics
08. Backflow Introduction
09. Distribution Section

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

Maintenance Technicians
Anyone with an interest in learning about valve operation

Access Duration

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.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Valve Operation and System Design – 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.


Option 1 -The Quality License Scheme Certification

Successful learners will receive an Endorsed The Quality License Scheme  Accredited Certificate issued by The Quality License Scheme  and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Certification Fee (Printed The Quality License Scheme Certificate) – £49


Option 2 – CPD Accredited Certificate

Learners who complete the course successful will receive a CPD Accredited Certificate.

Certification Fee (E Certificate/ PDF Copy) – £29

Certification Fee (Printed Certificate/ Hard Copy) – £39

Course Code: QLS-04890

Awarding body (Accreditation)

The Quality License Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. The Quality License Scheme  combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, The Quality License Scheme  also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Other benefits

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 a NUS discount card
Free Career Support Service
25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)


Course Code QLS-04890
College Name South London College
Course Category Building Design, Construction
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 10
Course Duration 100 Guided Learning Hours
Entry Requirements Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT. A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.
Career Path Maintenance Manager - £25,115 per annum Maintenance Technician - £30,053 per annum Maintenance Supervisor - £28,223 per annum Other jobs you can get Valve Operators
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South London College

35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, Dublin, United Kingdom

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