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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a horse in crowd management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335732  Use a horse in crowd management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is for learners in the safety in society environment and more specially the law enforcement environment that will be able to use a horse in crowd management operations. This Unit Standard will also enable learners to identify the need for the use of horses, controlling horses and using equipment during crowd management activities.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining the use of horses in crowd management.
  • Controlling a horse during crowd management activities.
  • Using safety equipment.
  • Applying crowd management techniques using a horse. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Riding Proficiency at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the use of horses in crowd management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of using a horse in crowd management is explained in line with the applicable legal framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Crowds includes, but is not limited to:
  • Peaceful crowd or march, unlawful gathering and violent crowd.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organizational policies and procedures are evaluated in relation to the use of horses in crowd management situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of horses as a tool in crowd management applications are assessed in terms of the current Criminal Procedure Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of temperament and attitude of horse and rider is explained in terms of the effect on crowd management situations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Control a horse during crowd management activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The behaviour of horses is assessed in relation to crowd management activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for remaining calm and avoiding physical contact with the crowd is explained in relation to handling a horse in crowd management situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The control of the reins is demonstrated in a specific crowd management scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways of obtaining responsive actions and patterns of obedience from a horse is described in relation to the level of compliance of the crowd. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The assessment and placement of a crowd management troop are assessed in line with the level of compliance of the crowd in a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use safety equipment in crowd management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of crowd management equipment are evaluated in terms of safety precautions for horse and rider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of crowd management equipment is demonstrated according to accepted protocols within a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The care for equipment ensures serviceability of equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The conditions under which crowd management equipment can be used are described in terms of current legislative prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The use of authority presence is explained and demonstrated within a given crowd management scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply crowd management techniques using a horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication with the crowd is maintained in accordance with relevant operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for ensuring an escape route are explained for dispersing crowds in accordance with organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Escape route includes, but is not limited to:
  • Disperse or escape by the crowd and riders.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different crowd management techniques are demonstrated with the assistance of horses that are appropriate to the situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Crowd management techniques include, but are not limited to:
  • Canalizing, blocking, encircle, pushing back, dispersing, isolations and "in the troop".
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for maintaining formations while on horseback are described in terms of the effectiveness of team work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods of gaining access into the crowd are described in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include, but are not limited to:
  • "In the troop", use another horse and perusing entrance.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Non verbal commands and signs are explained and demonstrated in a given context. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant extracts of the following:
  • Animal Health Act.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • South African Police Service Act.
  • Criminal Procedure Act.
  • Animal Welfare Act.
  • Performing Animals Act.
  • Dangerous Weapons Act.
  • Road Traffic Act.
  • Gathering Act 205 of 1993.

    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures may include:
  • Organizational Policies and procedures.
  • Standing Orders.
  • Special Force Order 262.
  • Special Force Orders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the crowd management in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in discharging one's duties in the mounted services of a law enforcement agency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in discharging one's duties in the mounted services of a law enforcement agency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in relation to the crowd in order to apply appropriate crowd management techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to manage a crowd while on horseback. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71469   Further Education and Training Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



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