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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Equine Practices|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|67589||National Certificate: Equine Practices|
|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||125||Level 3||NQF Level 03||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 provides learners with the opportunity to obtain competencies in equine studies at NQF Level 3, namely, managing an equestrian facility, understanding equine foot care as well as dentition, recognizing and managing stable and un-mounted vices, understanding equine health and nutrition as well as developing some business skills that will allow a learner to manage an equine establishment should they choose to follow that career path. The qualification is the third within the learning pathway of the equine and equestrian practices' industry.
The fundamental learning, which learners will acquire, will allow them to be able to compile verbal and written communications and perform basic calculations.
The qualification aims to produce learners with the ability to succeed in a wide range of careers by developing academic and practical skills. Furthermore, the qualification aims to develop a competitive equine industry and aspire to give the learner an insight into the many different equine related careers that exist.
This qualification will allow persons currently in the equine environment, to obtain an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in the operation of equine establishment and the functions thereof. This will ensure a portable, nationally recognized qualification that will:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Where RPL is required the learner will need to prove applied competence in that specific area in order to obtain recognition of that skill and/or knowledge.
To achieve the qualification through RPL, the learner must submit him/herself to be assessed against the integrated assessment criteria of this qualification, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
This recognition of prior learning may allow:
Access to the Qualification:
Access to this qualification is open to learners who have some occupational experience in the sector. It is advisable that learners 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 a combination of learning outcomes that have a defined purpose and will provide qualifying learners with applied competence and a foundation for further learning. The Qualification is made up of Unit Standards classified as Fundamental, Core and Elective, totalling 125 minimum credits.
Fundamental: 36 credits.
Core: 64 credits.
Elective (min): 25 credits.
Total: 125 credits.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate effectively using a range of strategies to identify and manage equine operational needs.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and functioning of equine systems and physiology.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of dealing with issues relating to equine health and nutrition.
4. Apply HR and business principles in the management of an equestrian establishment.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Unit standards associated with this qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. Assessment should focus in an integrated way on determining the competence of the learner in terms of the overall purpose and title of this qualification.
The term integrated assessment also implies that the theoretical and practical components should be assessed together and assess combinations of practical, foundational and reflective competencies.
Assessment activities should be done in real workplace situations and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show that the learner is able to display the competencies to the real work situation.
All assessments should be conducted in line with the following documented principles of assessment: Appropriateness, fairness, manageability and integration into work of learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.
|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 32 member countries that regulates 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 in terms of specific components of the General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian:
Qualifications in the qualification frameworks were also evaluated and the following qualifications and unit standards were found to be comparable to this qualification:
The Certificate III in Horse Industry Practice (Performance Horse) (91189NSW) offered by TAFE and in line with the Australian Qualifications Authority has the following unit of competence:
The British Horse Society was founded in 1947 with the amalgamation of two organisations-the Institute of the Horse and Pony Club, and the National Horse Association of Great Britain. It offers vocational qualifications in the equine field. The aim of these qualification is to produce a clear, coherent and comprehensive system of vocational (occupational) Qualifications that are directly relevant to the needs of employment and the individual. They offer Level 3 in Horse Care and Management Certificate which cover a wide variety of stable management tasks and routines including units involving management and health and safety requirements.
The British Equestrian Federation has the following Equine Ethnology Certificate qualification that has components that compare favourably to General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian:
These components 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:
This Qualification aligns well to international best practice because the South African Equestrian Federation (SANEF), through their National Instructor's Plan, the boby that controls training and certification in South Africa, is affliated to the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body of equestrian sports. It offers SANEF National Instructors' Plan Body that controls certification. 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.
|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||8000||Apply basic business principles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||9|
|Core||119713||Apply basic HR principles in a new venture||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||116534||Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||265077||Demonstrate an understanding of Equine dentition||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||265056||Demonstrate an understanding of Equine Hoof Care||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||265078||Demonstrate knowledge of the elements of equine feeding and nutrition||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||265080||Describe equine functional systems and their related physiology||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||265079||Lunge a novice equine for training and exercise||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||265075||Manage an equestrian facility||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||265054||Understand equine health and wellbeing||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||244574||Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||13912||Apply knowledge of self and team in order to develop a plan to enhance team performance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||244611||Apply problem-solving techniques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||265076||Demonstrate an understanding of ancillary tack for the Equine||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||262439||Demonstrate an understanding of information pertaining to a race horse in racing documents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||120107||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the business cycle in a small business||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||244571||Describe how to manage anxiety and depression in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||244581||Describe how to manage substance abuse and addiction in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||265055||Develop riding proficiency and basic schooling of horses||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||244589||Identify causes of stress and techniques to manage it in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||116492||Interact ethically in multicultural contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||262477||Interact with the stipendiary board at the race course||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||13936||Outline the legal environment of a selected industry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||262417||Read a horse race||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||262377||Demonstrate an understanding of basic horse racing strategies||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||242811||Prioritise time and work for self and team||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||265074||Utilise an Equine for patrols in a law enforcement environment to ensure visibility||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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