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Pumps and Motors Diploma - Level 4

Level 4 Diploma | Endorsed by Quality License Scheme | No Hidden Costs | Original QLS Endorsed Certificate Included

South London College


£199 inc VAT
Or £66.33/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
100 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price


Diploma in Pumps and Motors - Level 4

Get on board this Diploma in Pumps and Motors at QLS Level 4 to learn all about pumps and motors. The pumps and motors course will extensively educate you on pumps and motors to incorporate it effectively in water infrastructure, mechanical engineering, construction or any other areas of work. All you need to enroll in the pumps and motors course is a qualification at level 3 or above in a related disciple to reap the benefits from the pumps and motors course and to exude expertise in implementing pumps and motors.

This in-depth course will enlighten you on the operation of a pumping system, followed by modules that will help you understand the basic types of pumps, pump performance and curves and the specifications of pumps and motors. You will also get to learn the hydraulic aspects of pumps and their role in constructing and producing various items in the modern world from kitchen dishwashers to automobiles.

Moving on, the pumps and motors course will explore the various types of motors and the importance of motors in a hydraulic technology. The pumps and motors course will further discuss about submersible pumps, coupling, backflow and many more topics that are crucial for a solid knowledge on incorporating pumps and motors. By the end of the pumps and motors course, you will walk away with a significant knowledge on pumps and motors to impress employers with your skills.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Imperial Learning Limited* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the pumps and motors courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of the pumps and motors 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 pumps and motors 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.

The pumps and motors course itself has been designed by Imperial Learning Limited* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current qualifications.

Quality Licence 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.

The pumps and motors course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. The pumps and motors 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.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for Quality Licence Scheme courses under Imperial Learning Limited

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Course media


What Will I Learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of the basic types of water pumps.
  • Learn about the specifications of pumps and motors.
  • Learn about hydraulic performance of pumps.
  • Gain an understanding of submersible pumps.
  • Have a theoretical knowledge of hydraulics.

COURSE CURRICULUM : Pumps and Motors Diploma - Level 4

★ MODULE 01 ★ Pump Operation Section : Pumps and Motors

  • Pump Objectives
  • Simple Hand Pump Operation
  • Pump Definitions
  • What Is a Pump?
  • Complicated Pumps
  • Basic Water Pump
  • Bernoulli’s Equation

★ MODULE 02 ★ Basic Types of Pumps : Pumps and Motors

  • Basic Types of Pumps
  • Pump Categories
  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Pump Specifications, Efficiency and Testing
  • Understanding Your Pumping System Requirements
  • Understanding Pump Viscosity and Friction Loss
  • The Piping System
  • Centrifugal Pump Section
  • Understanding Centrifugal Pump and Pump Performance
  • NPSH-Net Positive Suction Head
  • Pump Casing

★ MODULE 03 ★ Pump Performance and Curves : Pumps and Motors

  • Introduction
  • Motor and Pump Calculations
  • Progressive Cavity Pump
  • Key Pump Words
  • Screw or Auger Pump
  • Peristaltic Pumps
  • Reciprocating Pumps Section
  • Diaphragm Pumps
  • More on Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Reciprocating Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Working Mechanism of a Centrifugal Pump
  • Darcy-Weisbach Formula
  • Understanding Pump Vapour Pressure and Temperature
  • Pumps

★ MODULE 04 ★ Submersible Pumps : Pumps and Motors

  • Introduction
  • Vertical turbine
  • Bowl assemblies
  • Basic Operation of a Vertical Turbine
  • General Maintenance Section
  • General Pumping Review Statements
  • Common Pump and Troubleshooting
  • Pump Not Delivering Water
  • Control systems
  • General Centrifugal Pump Maintenance Procedures

★ MODULE 05 ★ Coupling Section : Pumps and Motors

  • Introduction
  • Packing seals
  • Pump troubleshooting section
  • Maintenance of Centrifugal Pumps
  • Choosing Coupling Gaskets
  • Troubleshooting Table for Well/Pump Problems
  • Understanding submersible pumps
  • Installation check list
  • Installation process
  • Impeller Adjustment with Hollow Shaft Drivers
  • Maintenance of a Vertical Turbine Pump
  • Components of a Vertical Turbine Pump

★ MODULE 06 ★ Motor Section : Pumps and Motors

  • Motors
  • Motor Review Section
  • Stepper Motors
  • Rotary
  • Linear Motor
  • Understanding Single Phase
  • Understanding Three Phase
  • Electric Motor Maintenance

★ MODULE 07 ★ Well Section : Pumps and Motors

  • Basic types of wells
  • Selecting an Optimum Pumping Rate
  • Selection of Pumping Equipment
  • Pump efficiency
  • Determine friction losses
  • Pump Surging/Raw-hiding or Backwashing
  • Basic water cycle
  • Slime or Iron Bacteria Problems
  • Treatment of Slime or Iron Bacteria in Wells
  • Types of Well Development

★ MODULE 08 ★ Archimedes : Pumps and Motors

  • Archimedes
  • Daniel Bernoulli
  • Blaise Pascal

★ MODULE 09 ★ Hydraulic Principles Section : Pumps and Motors

  • Introduction
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Barometric loop
  • Pressure
  • Geometric Arguments
  • Atmospheric Pressure and its Effects
  • Standard Atmospheric Pressure
  • Vacuum
  • Water pressure
  • Pressure and force
  • Development of Hydraulics
  • Evangelista Torricelli
  • Burgomeister of Magdeburg
  • Meteorology
  • The Hydraulic Lever
  • Bramah Hydraulic Press
  • Pumps
  • Bell - jar Receiver
  • Solehebemaschine
  • Forces on Submerged Surfaces
  • Hydrostatic Paradox
  • Montgolfier Brothers' Hot Air Balloon
  • Measurement of Specific Gravity
  • Pascal’s Law
  • Bernoulli's Principle

★ MODULE 10 ★ Backflow Section Introduction : Pumps and Motors

  • Introduction
  • Recent Backflow Situations
  • Cross - Connection Terms
  • Types of Backflow Prevention Methods and Assemblies
  • Understanding the Venturi

Access Duration

The Pumps and Motors course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the Pumps and Motors course. The Pumps and Motors 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 Pumps and Motors 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.


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

Course Code: QLS-04888

Awarding Body (Accreditation)

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.

Why study at South London College?

South London College 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 South London College and you will be provided with all the necessary material which includes Free CV writing pack to make your learning experience enriching and rewarding.

Who is this course for?

  • Project Managers
  • Engineers
  • Operators
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Water and Wastewater Personnel
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Technicians
  • Anyone with an interest in learning about pumps and motors


  • 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

  • Project Manager - £43,179 per annum
  • Mechanical Engineer - £30,289 per annum
  • Maintenance Manager - £30,108 per annum
  • Maintenance Technician - £25,168 per annum

Other jobs you can get

  • Operator - Pumps and Motors
  • Maintenance Supervisor - Pumps and Motors

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