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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform horse riding instruction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335760  Perform horse riding instruction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  10 
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 
The qualifying learner will acquire the knowledge and skills required to conduct horse riding lessons. These riding lessons include teaching a rider on the lunge, specific riding lessons and conducting an outride.

Learners can only be assessed competent for this Unit Standard on successful completion of NQF Level 1, 2 and 3 Equine Practices/Studies.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Applying safety principles.
  • Teaching a rider on the lunge.
  • Conducting a horse riding lesson.
  • Conducting an outride. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Facilitator at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply safety principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The safety of the facility is evaluated according to the identified learning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The suitability of the horse to the task is evaluated according to internationally accepted, humane practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The suitability and safety of the tack and equipment is assessed according to internationally accepted, humane practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The attire and protective clothing of rider and instructor meet with the internationally accepted equestrian requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Teach a rider on the lunge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The logistical and safety requirements are applied in relation to a lunge lesson. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rider's needs are assessed on the lunge according to his/her competencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The lunge lesson is presented according to the rider's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback is provided according to the lesson outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a horse riding lesson. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The logistical and safety requirements are applied in relation to the riding lesson. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rider's needs are assessed according to his/her competencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The riding lesson is presented according to the rider's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback is provided according to the lesson outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct an outride. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The logistical and safety requirements are applied in relation to riding out of an enclosed area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rider's abilities are assessed according to his/her competencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ride out in an enclosed area is conducted according to operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A group of riders is controlled according to the operational requirements. 


    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 the following:
  • ETDP methods and requirements.
  • Safety principles for riding lessons and outrides.
  • Logistical requirements for riding lessons and outrides.
  • Training methods and assessment techniques of the riding lessons.
  • Techniques to control riders on an outride. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with safety when conducting a riding lesson and an outride by employing responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Understand that working effectively with others as a member of a team, group or role-players when conducting a ride out of an enclosed area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Understand that organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively are necessary when conducting a riding lesson and an outride. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players when conducting riding lessons to achieve development and growth of learner riders. 

    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.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.