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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Equine Studies|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|71491||National Certificate: Equine Studies|
|SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction|
|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|
|National Certificate||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Sport|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Level 2||NQF Level 02||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 is aimed at persons who work or intend to work in the Equine and Equestrian industry as a horse master or related occupational fields, and who seek recognition for essential skills in the equine and equestrian field.
This Qualification will contribute to increasing levels of efficiency and effectiveness and will develop a common integrated and co-ordinated approach to this industry. A person acquiring this Qualification will be able to obtain the necessary applied competence to work in the Equine Handling sector. Depending on the area of specialisation, a person acquiring this Qualification will have an understanding of the general and basic Equine and Equestrian skills and techniques.
Learners qualified with this qualification may progress to accessing various careers in the equine and equestrian field. These careers include but not limited to: Stable Groom, Jockey, Farrier, Stable Foreman, Trackwork Rider, Equine Veterinary Assistant, Stud Groom Harness Driver, Equine Feed Specialist, Stud Foreman, Trainer (Harness or Thoroughbred), Stud Manager, Racecourse Assistant, Bloodstock Agent, Sport Horse Groom, Racecourse Manager, and Equestrian Coach.
The Qualification aims at developing a competent and professional work force to provide a service to clients in a safe, secure and confident manner. The skills, knowledge, values and understanding demonstrated in this Qualification are essential for the safe handling and safe keeping of a horse in a stable and at grass.
This qualification has been formulated such that it reflects the workplace-based needs of the Equine and Equestrian industry. The input has been used to ensure that the qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within this Industry. The qualification may be acquired in the traditional way of formal study as well as in the workplace, through learnerships and by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
This qualification is intended to build on from the General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices at NQF Level 1. It aims to enhance readiness for further study in Equine Studies and related fields at the Higher Education level, as well as providing for initial employment in the equine industry.
The qualification is the second within the learning pathway in this sector which progresses through to qualifications at NQF level 5 and beyond. The Qualification is involved in working with and around horses the opportunity to acquire recognizable qualifications.
The qualification aims to develop learners and promote professionalism and a strong, positive work ethic within the Equine and Equestrian industry, while at the same time bringing it into line with international best practice. It will therefore have economic and social benefits.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners accessing this qualification are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 on the NQF or equivalent.
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved through the recognition of prior learning.
Any learner wishing to be assessed to achieve credits in respect of any or all of the unit standards specified in this qualification may arrange to do so without having to attend further education or training.
This recognition of prior learning may allow:
Access to the Qualification:
Access to this Qualification is open. It is advisable that candidates should already have addressed the areas reflected under "learning assumed to be in place" before embarking on learning towards this qualification.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification is made up of Unit Standards classified as Fundamental, Core and Elective, totalling 120 minimum credits.
Fundamental: 36 credits.
Core: 30 credits.
Elective: (Min) 54 credits.
Total: 120 credits.
Should learners wish to specialize in riding or grooming, they must select either "develop riding proficiency" or "clip a horse", respectively. Learners wishing to specialise as Jockeys must select the following unit standards:
Should the credits for a specialisation not total the minimum of 48 credits required to complete the qualification, learners must select unit standards from the rest of the electives to total the minimum required.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Restrain equines in a humane manner when required.
2. Groom and prepare equines for a specific occasion.
3. Organise and monitor equine nutrition.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcomes 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcomes 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcomes 3:
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.
Evidence is required that the candidate 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 operational standards.
Assessors should note that evidence of integration could well be presented by candidates 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.
|This Qualification and set of Unit Standards utilizes international and locally recognised best practice and standards. Best practice is found in The International Group for Equestrian Qualifications (IGEQ) consisting of 34 member countries that harmonise bets practice equestrian qualifications on an international scale for its member countries through its qualifications body called, The International Group for Equestrian Qualifications which aligns to best practice internationally.
IGEQ comprises the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Training within these countries comprises IGEQ recommendations of the following competencies:
The following learning programmes offered by international institutions and organisations were looked at to inform the generation process:
The following qualifications from IGEQ member countries were also looked at:
National Certificate in Equine (Introductory Skills) (Level 2), NQF Ref: 0216.
The Certificate II in Equine Industry, offered by TAFE and in line with the Australian Qualifications Authority has the following competencies:
The British Equestrian Federation has the following Equine Ethnology Certificate qualification that has competencies that compare favourably to this qualification.
These competencies are: (a) Horse behaviour theory, (b) Horse behaviour intermediate riding skills freestyle, (c) Understanding house behaviour to develop engagement advanced riding skills A, B,C,D.
There are also a number of training institutions that offer vocational qualifications to prepare students for direct entry into employment or for progression to higher education. These programmes are within the qualification framework.
National Occupational Standards Title, NVQ/SVQ Qualification Structure Titles:
Norway: Riding Instructor Level 2.
It contains the following components:
This qualification aligns well to international best practice because the South African National Equestrian Federation (SANEF), the body that controls training and certification in South Africa, is affiliated to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body of equestrian sports. It offers SANEF National Instructors' Examinations. Through its membership of the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications, holders of the SANEF Instructor's Certificate (Levels 1, 2 or 3) qualify for International Equestrian Passports.
This qualification aligns to FEI training requirements.
|Horizontal articulation is possible with the following Qualifications:
Vertical articulation is possible with the following Qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Criteria for the registration of assessors:
|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||335730||Demonstrate an understanding of Equine welfare||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||335743||Organise and monitor the feeding and watering of Equines||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||335718||Prepare an Equine for show||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||120496||Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||335745||Restrain an Equine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||335754||Tack up an Equine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||335727||Recognise and manage stable and un-mounted vices in Equines||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Fundamental||119463||Access and use information from texts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||9009||Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7480||Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||9008||Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||8967||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||7469||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Fundamental||9007||Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119456||Write/present for a defined context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||335714||Clip an Equine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||14344||Demonstrate an understanding of a selected business environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||8494||Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||335723||Develop riding proficiency||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||335734||Exercise race horses at various paces on a sand track||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||335739||Explain and apply procedures pertaining to restricted areas at a race course on race day||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||120313||Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal employment or work decision||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9268||Manage basic personal finance||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||8420||Operate in a team||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||335740||Ride a horse in a jockey seat on a sand track||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||259604||Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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