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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Thoroughbred Horse Racing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|65669||Further Education and Training Certificate: Thoroughbred Horse Racing|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Sport|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||147||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.|
This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This Qualification serves to equip the qualifying learner with the fundamental skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to enhance the learner's ability to interact positively with stakeholders and to solve problems they come across in the thoroughbred horse racing field. It also provides an opportunity for learners to learn and apply thoroughbred horse racing skills to the workplace.
The Qualification will provide learners with a solid understanding of all the relevant legislation and regulations governing the thoroughbred horse racing environment in which they operate and also provide them with the ability to appropriately select and apply the relevant processes and procedures governing the activities with which they are involved.
This qualification is the first within the Thoroughbred Horse Racing learning pathway. It will enable learners to enrol for higher education and training at a range of institutions for a range of tertiary qualifications. The qualification provides both mobility and portability to the learner.
Learners who successfully complete this qualification will be able to:
Qualifying learners could follow the occupations below:
It will also allow access to other qualifications in the equine and equestrian related careers including:
Thoroughbred Horseracing is a highly regulated industry, yet the sector does not have nationally registered qualifications. This Qualification will enable trainers in the sector to get official accreditation for programmes aligned towards this qualification.
The learners who achieve this Qualification will be empowered to function at a level that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the industry as a whole. This Qualification will also be added to a growing list of training programmes and Qualifications that will place the South African thoroughbred horseracing industry at the forefront of its larger international community. Similarly it will add credibility to the industry's relationships with local equine and equestrian sectors.
South African thoroughbred horseracing has succeeded in attracting significant international investment. This Qualification will provide these investors with additional satisfaction that their horses in South Africa are well cared for, which may generate further investment, thereby enhancing the economic development of the nation.
The Intention of this Qualification is to:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved in part through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Access to the Qualification:
Access is open to all learners bearing in mind the learning assumed to be in place.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualification consists of fundamental, core and elective unit standards. A minimum of 147 credits is required to achieve the qualification. The credits are allocated as follows:
The Fundamental Component (56 credits) consists of the following learning, which is compulsory for all learners:
It is therefore compulsory for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
Core Component (59 credits) Compulsory for all learners.
Elective Component: Learners are to choose unit standards totalling a minimum of 32 credits from those listed as electives.
The Elective component for this qualification is divided into two specialisations i.e. Apprentice Jockey and Assistant Trainer. Potential learners will select Elective unit standards from either of these options depending on the sub-sector of the thoroughbred horse racing field they are employed in or wish to become involved in.
The specialisations are as follows:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|On achieving this Qualification, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify and solve problems with practical mathematical applications.
2. Communicate in verbal or written form with peers, the public, members of supervisory/management levels and other relevant roleplayers.
3. Analyse and investigate issues affecting the thoroughbred horseracing industry.
4. Apply thoroughbred horseracing rules, regulations and principles in order to ensure transparency and legitimacy in the sport.
5. Understand and apply complex aspects of equine health management and control.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the unit standards:
1. Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
3. Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
5. Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
6. Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Thoroughbred horse racing challenges are identified utilising mathematical principles in terms of determining requirements.
1.2 Mathematical principles and techniques are used to solve problems related to personal and business contexts.
1.3 Mathematical principles and techniques are applied while performing tasks in a thoroughbred horseracing context in respect of calculations.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Verbal communication is used in the interaction with other role players in the thoroughbred horseracing process to determine and understand the extent of thoroughbred horseracing requirements.
2.2 Thoroughbred horseracing applications are implemented by giving and getting feedback of thoroughbred horseracing requirements.
2.3 Written communication is used in order to understand, evaluate and report on thoroughbred horseracing issues, and problems.
2.4 Technical reading skills are applied in order to understand thoroughbred regulations and task specifications.
2.5 Technical writing skills are applied in order to record thoroughbred horseracing activities and instructions.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Problem solving techniques are applied to meet challenges in the thoroughbred horseracing industry.
3.2 Financial business principles are applied to maximise potential in the thoroughbred horseracing industry.
3.3 Basic accounting principles are applied in order to understand and analyse financial documents.
3.4 Techniques of viewing and analysing video footage of thoroughbred horse races are demonstrated in order to recognise and identify racing incidents.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Thoroughbred horseracing social skills are displayed in the context of a horse race meeting at a race course.
4.2 Thoroughbred horseracing officials are communicated with in a range of contexts.
4.3 A working knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the South African thoroughbred horseracing industry is applied to ensure integrity in the sport.
4.4 Tactics of thoroughbred horseracing are selected and applied in order to maximise a race horse's chances of winning a race.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
5.1 Equine health and management and control operations are completed in accordance with the relevant equine welfare and occupational health and safety requirements.
5.2 The processes of equine reproduction are understood and analysed in the context of the South African thoroughbred horseracing industry.
5.3 The health of the thoroughbred horse is maintained by implementing equine welfare principles.
Assessment should be carried out at regular intervals as well as at the end of the periods of study and should be offered in an integrated way. It is envisaged that learners will work at more than one Unit Standard at a time.
The achievement of applied competence of this Qualification will be demonstrated if the learner is able to apply operational knowledge and skills to operate within a given security environment.
Evidence is required that the learner is able to achieve the purpose of the Qualification as a whole at the time of the award of the Qualification. Integration of skills will be demonstrated through the achievement of the core Unit Standards.
Assessors should note that evidence if integration could well be presented by learners when being assessed against the individual Unit Standards. Thus, there should not necessarily be separate assessments for each Unit Standard and then further assessment for integration. Well designed assessments should make it possible to gain evidence against each Unit Standard while at the same time gaining evidence of integration.
There are a number of Core Unit Standards that through assessment will address competencies required in the Fundamental Unit Standards. Evidence for these Fundamental Unit Standards can therefore be obtained while the learner is providing evidence for Core Unit Standards. This may also apply to the Elective Unit Standards.
|The horse racing environment is an area with globally recognised best practices, standards and Qualifications. This Qualification and set of Unit Standards utilises international and locally recognised best practice and standards. The leaders in the horse racing industry are Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
Internationally, Jockey training is conducted over a period of three to four years and is offered as ONE Qualification, with a progression of difficulty for each year of study. In South Africa we have opted for individual Qualifications each of a year in duration. This has been made possible because of the fact that South Africa are using Unit Standards for the development of the Qualifications and this allows for the progression and difficulty to be built in to each individual Unit Standard.
The following Qualifications, courses, modules and standards were used as part of the international comparability exercise:
Japan: The Horse Racing School (The Japan Racing Association):
> Academic Subjects.
> Riding Techniques.
> Basic Training: Self Discipline and Motivation.
> Good Stable Practice: Feeding and Watering.
> Step by Step Practical Horse Handling.
This course compares well to our Qualification, there is however, only one major aspect which is different in that they offer the Jockey Apprenticeship course as one course, where the South African Qualification is broken up into three separate Qualifications of one year each, with the Riding Skills, Horse Anatomy and Fundamentals advancing each year in their complexity. In this Level 4 Qualification the Basic Riding Skills and Good Stable Practice will already have been covered in the Level 2 Qualification. The Advanced Riding Techniques which from part of the above course are contained in this Level 4 Unit Standards. Also the above course has riding as a core subject whereas in South Africa it is an Elective subject.
Australia - Racing Victoria Limited:
> Understanding the thoroughbred horse.
> Stable skills.
> Horse health.
> Basic riding.
> Race riding.
> Literacy and numeracy.
> Drug awareness.
> Roads driving education.
> Diet and nutrition.
> Public interaction and client interaction.
> Information technology.
> Personal financial planning.
> Media protocol.
> Personal health and fitness.
> First aid.
The composition of the above Certificate is very much in line with this Qualification, with the exception that their Qualification as with the Australian one covers some subjects found in our higher level Qualifications as we have split ours into three separate Qualifications from Levels 2 to 4. This Level 4 Qualification only covers sections like Race Riding and Horse Health for an apprentice jockey. The Australian qualification also have 'Fundamental' learning taking place each year as with the South African qualification. They have in addition modules on personal health and fitness not covered in the South African Qualification. This Level four covers additional content like the rules and regulations surrounding thoroughbred horse racing. The above course also offers horse riding as a Core subject, whereas in South Africa it is an Elective one.
New Zealand: New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
This Qualification compares well to New Zealand Qualification although some Unit Standards are covered on our level 3 Qualification and not at this Level 4. The major differences are that our Core Unit Standards are found mainly in their Elective ones and they offer addition Electives which are not offered in South Africa e.g. Generic Equine skills and Harness Racing. Also they have more standards than South Africa - where we have combined more outcomes into fewer Unit Standards. Lastly the New Zealand Qualification offers learning in subjects we have incorporated into our Equine Qualifications, which are 'Learning Assumed to be in Place' in this Level 4 Qualification.
United States: Frank Garza Jockey School:
> Grooming and tacking.
> Mounting and dismounting.
> Track terminology.
> Track Safety.
> Barn loyalty.
> Posting and elevating.
> Seat and form.
> Use of whip and crop.
This programme compares fairly well with this Level 4 Qualification as it covers all the content. It does however not deal with many issues but only covers the race track and riding skills where in our draft Qualification we cover a much broader range of skills including understanding a horse and the anatomy of the horse. Like many other international programmes, they offer horse racing and riding as Core learning and not Elective as in ours. They also do not offer any Fundamental learning. The use of a whip and crop are contained within our Unit Standards.
United Kingdom: British Horseracing Board:
> Care for racehorses.
> Riding racehorses.
> Information Technology.
> Working with other people.
> Working with numbers.
> Training racehorses.
> Career options.
> Race riding style.
> Build on jockey skills.
> Ride a racehorse in public.
> Coaching on stalls work.
> Riding at speed.
> Professionalism and integrity.
> Diet and nutrition.
> Personal fitness.
These courses compare well to this Certificate however, they cover a period of two to three years. The modules are very similar to our Unit Standards, but again it can be seen that horse riding is a core subject and not an Elective like in the South African one. They also offer the 'Fundamental' type learning in numeracy and literacy. They also offer learning on 'Training Racehorses' which is not part of our Draft Level 4 Qualification but may be included as a separate higher level Qualification at a later stage.
Korea: Korea Racing Association:
> Equestrian Arts.
> Rules of Racing.
> Work Ethics.
> General Art.
> Official Jockey Test.
This certificate compares well with this Level 4 Qualification in that it deals almost exclusively with the same type of content found in our Unit Standards. Their modules however are much broader than ours and they also offer 'General Art' which we do not. Once again the above Qualification shows very broad subject matter was as we have split ours up into individual Unit Standards and they offer horse riding as a Core item and not Elective.
Ireland: Racing Academy and Centre of Education:
The Trainee Jockey Course (42 Weeks):
> Practical riding.
> Stable management.
> Stable and yard routines.
> Racehorse care and exercise.
> Personal effectiveness.
> Information Technology.
> Practical Experience in mucking out, grooming, tacking-up and general riding.
> Assisting the trainer.
> Life style and nutrition.
> Managing money.
> Media skills.
> Working for a trainer.
> Morning and evening stable activities.
> Leading up at race meetings.
> Riding out racehorses.
The above Qualification which is split up into three distinct phases aligns well to the South African Qualification, again with the only main difference is that horse riding is offered as a Core learning subject and not Elective as in South Africa. It must be noted that most of their Phase three is covered in our Level 4 with additional Unit Standards including the 'Fundamental' learning which is not covered in theirs. The only difference is that they offer lifestyle and nutrition training.
This qualification aligns to international best practice, it compares well with a number of Certificates, Qualifications, Courses and Programmes that compare well to this Certificate with the exception that they offer horseracing/riding as Core learning whereas in this Qualification it is Elective learning. There are however two other recognisable differences, in this Qualification is run over a period of one year and we have two additional Qualifications at Levels 2 and 3 which are run before this one. If the content is closely looked at it can be clearly seen that South Africa is certainly on a par with its international counterparts.
|Horizontal articulation is possible with:
Vertical articulation is possible with:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant should:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||262477||Interact with the stipendiary board at the race course||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||262417||Read a horse race||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||262399||Apply health practices for horses||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||262480||Apply parade ring etiquette at a horse race meeting||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||262377||Demonstrate an understanding of basic horse racing strategies||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||262441||Demonstrate an understanding of rules of an official racing programme||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||262403||Describe equine reproduction and gestation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||117156||Interpret basic financial statements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||117244||Investigate the possibilities of establishing and running a small business enterprise (SMME)||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||242817||Solve problems, make decisions and implement solutions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||262439||Demonstrate an understanding of information pertaining to a race horse in racing documents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||243296||Apply values and ethics to a sport organisation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||262438||Break-in and back a race horse||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||115391||Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the internet and the world-wide-web||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||262440||Demonstrate an understanding of thoroughbred horseracing rules||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||262442||Explain the principles of training a horse for racing||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||262457||Jump a horse from the starting stalls at a race meeting||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||262458||Nominate horses for horse races||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||117863||Promote health and wellness in a selected context||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Elective||262459||Ride an equiciser in the jockey seat at an advanced level||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||262444||Ride as a jockey in a horse race||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||262460||School a horse to jump from starting stalls||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||262461||Sustain effective inter-personal relationships||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||252027||Devise and apply strategies to establish and maintain workplace relationships||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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