Mechanical Engineering

GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) Hydraulics Module

Duration:  1.5 days
Per Delegate:  £515.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


Delegates are required to be WINDA registered before arriving for the course. To register please visit and follow the instructions through the delegate registration portal. Please contact our Customer Service Team if you need assistance with this.

Key Learning Outcomes

Develop the knowledge and skills to carry out basic hydraulic engineering tasks.

Course Content

  • Explain the basics of hydraulics.
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with hydraulic work.
  • Explain the function of different types of pumps and demonstrate how to check start/stop pressure of a pump.
  • Explain the function of different types of actuators.
  • Explain the function of different types of valves.
  • Explain the function of accumulators and demonstrate how to check and pre-charge them.
  • Explain the function of different types of sensors.
  • Identify the components which transfer the oil.
  • Describe the handling of oil procedures.
  • Identify and find different components on a hydraulic diagram.
  • Demonstrate how to measure the hydraulic pressure accurately


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper and practical exercises to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Further Information

Delegates are also required to complete a medical self-assessment form on commencement of the course to certify they are capable of fully participating.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Delegates who want to gain a greater understanding on the fundamentals of hydraulic engineering in relation to the renewable energy sector, in particular wind turbines.


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