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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION: 
Equestrian Practitioner 
DESIGNATION ID DESIGNATION TITLE
648  Equestrian Practitioner 
PROFESSIONAL BODY DESIGNATION STATUS
CEEPSA - Council of Equine and Equestrian Professionals of South Africa  Registered 
SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
SAQA 061/21  2020-11-18  2022-06-30 


DESCRIPTION:
An equestrian practitioner is engaged in a career pertaining to the riding of horses and associated skills and, from which they earn all, or part of their livelihood. 
AWARDING CRITERIA
For the Professional Designation to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements: 
Underlying Registered Qualification or Part Qualification:
The awarding of the professional designation is by fulfilment of the assessment criteria, either by way of practical evidence examination/s and/or a portfolio of evidence in the prescribed format/s.

Academic Component:
Persons recognised for the award of the designation Equestrian Practitioner are required to demonstrate 70% practical application of knowledge together with 30% theoretical application of their knowledge. Learning can be undertaken in non-formal; informal or formal environments. 
Experiential Learning or Experience
Practical experience is required. Learning is graduated and sequential skills are honed in the workplace. Specialised pathways determine the timeframes to competence. An equestrian practitioner will be required to be in possession of EQASA's (or international equivalent), horse care; horse management and personal riding proficiencies to obtain the award of an equestrian practitioner. 
Competency Assessment
Competency assessments are conducted by the Equestrian Qualifications Authority of Southern Africa (EQASA) either by way of RPL and/or evidence examinations. The assessments are aligned to the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications. 
Designation RPL Statement
This Designation may not be awarded through Recognition of Prior Learning. 
RETAINING CRITERIA
In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the Professional Designation, the professional must comply with the following minimum requirements: 
Code of Conduct
Members must adhere to the Professional Body Codes of Conduct and Ethics. 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the designation, equestrian practitioners are required to comply with CEEPSA's policy of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD points are required to be earned by the practitioner according to prescribed categories in a specified cycle. One point is equal to 10 notional hours of learning. Recording of points are either by way of manual and verified logged records/certificates of attendance, or those captured on line on the CEEPSA website in the prescribed format. The full CPD document can be viewed on www.ceepsa.org. 
Fees
Ensure that the annual membership fee is paid. 


PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION PROGRESSION PATHWAY
(The Designation being reported on here is shown in italics.)

Sequence Designation ID Designation Title
1648Equestrian Practitioner


PROFESSIONAL BODY WEB ADDRESS:
For more information on this Professional Designation, please visit http://www.ceepsa.org/