Diploma in Valve Operation and System Design + Diploma in Valves and Fittings

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Study method
Online, self-paced
100 hours
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
Endorsed by ABC Awards
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Diploma in Valve Operation and System Design - Level 4

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 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.

Diploma in Valves and Fittings - Level 4

This Diploma in Valves and Fittings – Level 4 is the perfect course to master all about valves and other fittings that are used in a water distribution system. All the modules are packed with informative chapters that will thoroughly train you on how to fit valves and pipes in a piping system and hence, is a sure way to get you into or help you progress within the water distribution construction, collection construction, maintenance, repair or supervision areas of work. The tutors will ensure you benefit immensely from this course, provided you have a recognised qualification at level 3 or above in a related discipline to get started with this course.

This comprehensive course will get you into terms with the EPA regulations that has to be considered while constructing a water distribution system. You will then be walked through the various types of valves and fittings used in the distribution field, after which the tutors will enlighten you about the standards and applications of current valve fitting practices. The course curriculum will also focus on sections such as water main installation and water service pipe installation that will improve the thermal efficiency of the piping systems.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence 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 2 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. ABC Awards & Certa Awards 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.

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*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

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


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What Will I Learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of the different types of valves and fittings
  • Understand the standard and applications of current valve fitting practices
  • Learn how to protect against hazard valve systems
  • Learn water service pipe installation to maximise thermal efficiency of the piping system
  • Learn the operating principles of actuators


Diploma in Valve Operation and System Design - Level 4

  1. Introduction To Valves And Operation
  2. Actuators And Control Devices
  3. Pressure Reducing Valves
  4. Related In Plant Valves
  5. Hydraulic Principles Section
  6. Archimedes
  7. Development Of Hydraulics
  8. Backflow Introduction
  9. Distribution Section

Diploma in Valves and Fittings - Level 4

  1. New Epa Rules For Distribution
  2. Types Of Pipes Used In The Distribution Field
  3. Water Main Installation Section
  4. Water Service Pipe Installation
  5. Plumbing Repairs
  6. Municipal Stationary Pumps
  7. Backflow Section
  8. System Operation Section
  9. Actuators And Control Devices
  10. Safety Section

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

This online course will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme 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.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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, ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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.

Who is this course for?

  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Anyone with an interest in learning about valve operation


Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.

Career path

  • Maintenance Manager - £28,115 per annum
  • Maintenance Technician - £25,115 per annum
  • Maintenance Supervisor -£30,053 per annum

Other jobs you can get

  • Valve Operators

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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