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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a horse for urban patrols 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335724  Use a horse for urban patrols 
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 to demonstrate their abilities to apply knowledge and skills to plan, conduct and evaluate the use of horses for urban patrols. This unit standard will enable learners to plan an urban patrol with a horse, assess aspects related to urban patrols, execute a patrol using a horse and evaluate actions to avoid in horse use. They will also know how to arrest and deal with a suspect from horseback.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Planning an urban patrol using a horse.
  • Assessing requirements for an urban patrol using a horse.
  • Executing an urban patrol using a horse.
  • Arresting suspects while on horseback. 

  • 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 
    Plan an urban patrol using a horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the patrol is evaluated in terms of how it can be enhanced through the use of horses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Horse patrols include, but is not limited to:
  • Ensuring of visibility and effective crime prevention.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work environment of patrols is described in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of building and maintaining good relationships with communities are explained in line with community policing principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The movements of criminals and shifting of crimes are evaluated in terms of how the use of horses can assist in leading to a safer environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The provision of rations for horses is determined in line with the time allocated for the patrol. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ration include, but is not limited to:
  • Cater for water and feed during patrols on strategic points.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess requirements for an urban patrol using a horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Respect for private/public property and access to property are evaluated in terms of mounted policing practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Property includes, but is not limited to:
  • Parks and gardens.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Places and routes of patrolling are evaluated in terms of safety precautions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    laces of patrolling includes, but is not limited to:
  • Roadsides and pavements.

    Precautions, includes but are not limited to:
  • Movement of pedestrians and traffic including adherence to traffic regulations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The environmental impact of horse droppings during patrols are described according to organizational procedures and cleaning methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Optimum use of horses for patrols is evaluated in relation to rest and feeding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute an urban patrol using a horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The dress code for riders is described in line with the purpose of the patrol. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dress code requirements include, but is not limited to:
  • Professional image (neat and clean), the use of reflective and protective clothing.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Salute and honour presentation is conducted in terms of organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of horses during patrols is demonstrated in accordance with organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The speed and frequency of patrolling are evaluated in terms of the purpose of the patrol. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Speeds of patrol includes, but is not limited to:
  • Walking pace, trot and canter.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication methods while on horse back are demonstrated as appropriate for a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reasons for conducting patrol in pairs are described in terms of its effectiveness on the patrol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The safe usage of weapons on the ground and from horse back is demonstrated as appropriate for a given scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Weapons include, but are not limited to:
  • Side arms, pepper spray and battons.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Arrest suspects while on horseback. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways of controlling a horse during the arresting of a suspect are described in terms of horse handling skills. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Arrest procedures include, but are not limited to: identifying, isolating, arrest and detention while on horseback.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legal prescripts are evaluated in terms of arresting suspects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of transporting suspects after an arrest are described in terms of safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Arresting and dealing with suspects are demonstrated in pairs within a controlled environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The need of calling for assistance after the arrest of suspects is explained in terms of transporting a suspect. 


    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.

    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures may include:
  • Organizational Policies and procedures.
  • Standing Orders.
  • 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 conducting urban patrols on horseback 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 about the suspect while on horseback in order to effect an arrest. 

    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 plan, execute and complete a successful urban patrol 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.
     
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