Basic skills are integrated into the competence aims for this course in areas where they contribute to the development of and are a part of the basic subject competence. In Automation, basic skills are understood as follows:
Being able to express oneself orally and in writing in Automation involves relating to customers, colleagues and professionals from other fields. It also means discussing safety and choosing professional solutions, planning, guidance, documenting and user training. This involves developing precise use of language and good communication so that misunderstandings and dangerous situations are avoided.
Being able to read in Automation involves understanding different kinds of professional texts to ensure that work is always done in line with current regulations, trade specific standards, the manufacturer's technical documentation, and the customer's needs.
Numeracy in Automation involves doing calculations for planning and documentation, evaluating measurement results, dimensions and optimisation, and understanding the relationship between electric, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and circuits.
Digital literacy in Automation involves doing information searches and producing technical documents for systems and units, as well as assisting in troubleshooting. This also involves programming, configuring, troubleshooting and documenting using digital tools.
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