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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a horse in a ceremonial proceeding 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335715  Use a horse in a ceremonial proceeding 
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 utilize a horse for ceremonial proceedings. This unit standard will enable learners to use a horse for ceremonial proceedings, demonstrate the use of lance drills and demonstrate the use of an equine during ceremonial proceedings.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining the use of horses for ceremonial proceedings.
  • Demonstrating the use of a horse in lance drills.
  • Demonstrating the use of a horse during ceremonial proceedings. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the use of horses for ceremonial proceedings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of ceremonial proceedings are described in terms of how equines can be used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ceremonial proceedings include, but are not limited to:
  • Escorting, ceremonial parades, state funerals and image building.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of command and control over the equine are explained in terms of maintaining order during the ceremonial proceedings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The planning and preparation required for using equines in ceremonial proceedings is described in terms of facilities and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of specific actions during ceremonial proceedings is described in terms of the effect on the proceeding. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Actions include, but are not limited to:
  • Walking and sitting trot.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the use of a horse in lance drills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of incorrect use of the lance is evaluated in terms of safety precautions for horse and rider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways of controlling the lance are described in relation to the horse and rider for various situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ways of controlling the lance includes, but are not limited to:
  • The position in relation to the horse (always right hand side of horse) and the removal from lance bucket.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of controlling the horse during the handling of the lance are explained in terms of relevant safety measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The handing over and removing of the lance is conducted safely in a controlled environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Sit at ease, brace up, attention and stand at ease.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The lance is used in performing the National Salute in accordance with accepted protocols. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Actions with lance include, but are not limited to:
  • Drawing and returning of the lance.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate the use of a horse during ceremonial proceedings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Formations used during ceremonial proceedings are described in terms of their uses and purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ceremonial proceedings include, but are not limited to:
  • Escorts, funerals and image building (such as roman rides, gymkhana and musical rides), formations in front of official residence and use of specialized equipment and accessories.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Protocols regarding guests are explained in terms of the actions to be taken. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Protocols include, but are not limited to:
  • Before, during and after the arrival of guests.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures of ceremonial proceedings are explained in terms of the applications on the specific ceremony. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include, but are not limited to:
  • Before, during and after the ceremonial proceedings.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of specialised equipment during ceremonial proceedings are explained in terms of their purpose and significance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Formations used during ceremonial proceedings are appropriate to the 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.
  • Organizational policies and procedures for ceremonial proceedings.
  • Organizational policies and procedures for lance drills.
  • Consequences of poor performance. 

  • 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 control of a horse during ceremonial proceedings 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 demonstrating control of a horse during ceremonial formations in unison and harmony. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively using specialized equipment in executing ceremonial formations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about ceremonial proceedings in order to perform lance drills to standard. 

    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 achieve the desired formation during ceremonial proceedings. 

    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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