PTS (practical training stages)

1.Introductory word

Qualification: Technician in electrical installations


Detailes description of the qualification (Added to PTS -2016): It ensures specialised training for technical competences that enable graduates to carry out installation works for home automation required insertiei labour market and Europe.


List of units of learning outcomes (Added to PTS -2016):


List of units of technical specialised learning outcomes


  1. Performing home automation installations


Unit of technical specialised learning outcomes 11:



Knowledge Skills Atitudes
11.1.1. Home automation systems

– Introducing home automation

– Various home automation systems


11.1.2. X-10 technology

– Advantages

– Disadvantages


11.1.3. Transmission system of carrier power/ current

– Encoding the information

– Directing it to the X-10 components


11.1.4. Assigning codes for  X-10 elements


11.1.5. Structure of  X-10 system


11.1.6.  X-10 components

 Modules of X-10 system, classified according to their function:

– Control module or remote control transmitters

– Miniprogrammers

– The remote control

– PC Software programms

– Telephonic controller

– Modules for elements of actioning:


– Device or power devices modules

– Lighting modules

– Rolling stutters modules

– Bi-directional modules.

– Wireless modules.

– Emission-reception modules.

Modules of X-10 system, classified according to the type of installation:

– Modules for mounting on DIN profiles

– Modules under plaster (ST)

– Modules for plugging into power sockets


– Sensors adapted for X-10 system

– Presence sensors for X-10 system

– X-10 thermostat

Auxiliary components  Radiofrequency (RF) and infrared (IR) controllers Multimedia


11.1.7. Preparation of electrical installation:

– Installing a filter for houses/ homes

– Repeator


11.1.8. Comfort. Assembling installations of automation with controllers based on X-10:

– Micro-module for single direction lighting

– Lighting module ST

– Module for rolling shutters ST

– Lighting module DIN. (For garden)

– X-10 thermostat (RF)

– RF/MA receiver

– RF+IR multimedia remote control

– Mixed RF remote control


11.1.9. Security. Assembling installations of automation with controllers based on X-10:

Motion detector RF

– Universal transmitter

– Smoke detector

– Security mini-remote control

– Crypto cam


11.1.10. X-10 controllers:

– Programmable logic controller (PC + Software)

– LCD Maxi-controller


11.1.11. Software:

– Device installation and PC connection

– Creating modules for different room/ spaces of the house

– Creating of MACROs

– Event scheduling

11.2.1. Comparing various home automation systems





11.2.2. Analyzing advantages and disadvantages of this technology



11.2.3. Explaining the usefulness of  carrier power/ current





11.2.4. Encoding devices used in home automation installations (X-10)



11.2.5. Identifying constructive types of components used within the structure of X-10 system



11.2.6. Identification of the X-10 system components set points




11.2.7. Asociation of electrical equipment components to their field of use





11.2.8. Identifying  materials used in building  modules for X-10 system



11.2.9. Achieving installation operations in X-10 system modules, while respecting the succession according to the technological documentation



11.2.10. Performing electrical connections at the terminals modules of the X-10 system



11.2.11. Checking operation of X-10 system modules after completing fitting operations



11.2.12.  Identifying composing elements of the sensors used in the X-10 system



11.2.13. Choosing components of electrical installation on the basis of the technical documentation



11.2.14. Calculation of size and installation check using specific regulatory norms



11.2.15. Representation of electric schemes of mountings home automation installations with controllers




11.2.16. Testing the functioning of dimensioned installation, through simulation




11.2.17. Measuring parameters of home automation installation with controllers to ensure its functioning



11.2.18. Enforcing current maintenance works of the X-10 system components equipment



11.2.19. Identifying components of programmable automation devices




11.2.20. The use of specific programming languages



11.2.21. Correct use of specialist vocabulary


11.3.1. Cooperation with team colleagues in order to accomplish the tasks in the workplace




11.3.2. Taking responsibilities within the team at work, to assume responsibility for the task received





11.3.3.  Taking the initiative in problem solving





11.3.4. Taking responsibility for decisions relating to the X-10 system components










11.3.5. Active communication within the team, regardless of ethnic group structure





11.3.6. Respecting WHS (Work Health and security)






11.3.7.  Quality assurance of documentation completed







11.3.8.  Observance of technological discipline and execution terms







11.3.9 Assuming the role within the team and working with the other members of the team in order to solve tasks





11.3.10 The use of work equipment and specific protection in  the workplace

Note: the three-digit code, the first figure corresponds to the number of the results of learning in the context of qualification, the second figure corresponds to the number of learning outcome category (1-knowledge, 2- skills, 3-atitudes) and the third figure of the number of order in each learning outcome categories of individual outcomes of learning.


Domains of key competences and their specific learning results, integrated and developed in the context of the results of specialized technical learning achievement Building home automation installations:

Competences of communication in Romanian languageand  mother tongue:

– Correct use of vocabulary in the process of communication in the workplace;

-Communication/reporting results of activities.

Competences of math, science and technology:

– Interpreting the information contained in the technical and technological documentation used at work;

-Interpretation of technical characteristics contained in the technological data sheet of home automation devices.

Competences of digital  use of technology as a tool for learning and knowledge:

-Use of software for simulation of electrical installations and home automation.. 

Social and civic competences:

-Cooperation with the members of the team work in order to accomplish the tasks in the workplace;

– Assuming responsibility within the team for the work task received;

-Observance of technological discipline

Entrepreneurial competences:

-Taking initiative in solving problems. 

The competence of learning to learn:

-Wearing work equipment and specific protection at the workplace;

-The observance of specific WHS and  FPE (fire prevention and extinguishing) works executed;

-Compliance with emergency warning at work;

 -Compliance with the rules of protection of the environment.



Minimal list of material resources (equipment, machinery and tools, raw materials and other materials, technical, economic, legal documentation, etc.) necessary for acquiring learning results (in school or at the training practice):

  1. Appliances and home automation system adapted for specific/X-10;
  2. Apparatus and materials specific to electrical installations (conductors, switches, sockets, etc.);
  3. Specific tools (measuring instruments and apparatus, tools for stripping of insulation, screwdrivers, etc.)
  4. General catalogue of home automation equipment;
  5. Laboratory directory for home automation;
  6. User’s manual for connectingand coding home automation devices;
  7. Computer and specialized software for home automation installations;
  8. Individual protection equipment;
  9. Technical and technological documentation.


Assesment standard associated to the unit of learning outcomes

Criteria and achievement stages with their fair share:

No. Achievment criteria and their fair share Achievement stages and their fair share
1. Receiving and planning working task  


Execution of electrical installation in diagrams for electrical installations and home automation 40%
Choosing materials necessary for the execution of electrical installations and home automation 30%
Organizing the workplace 30%
2. Achieving working task


60% Building electrical home automation installations, respecting the succession of stages of execution from technological sheet. 50%
Proper use of the equipment for carrying out home automation installations. 20%
Checking electrical home automation installations through the use of means of measurement and control. 20%
Compliance with WHS norms specific in executed works and with norms for environmental protection. 10%
3. Prezenting and promoting working task achieved  


The use of specialised terminology in the description of the technologies of execution in home automation installations. 100%