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  15th July 2017

       Dear Colleagues

  • The Council of Equine and Equestrian Professionals of South Africa (CEEPSA) is a Professional Body registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Registration no. 985.
  • We are the only Professional Body recognised by SAQA for Equine and Equestrian Professions.
  • This can be substantiated directly with SAQA, by visiting the SAQA website, or by following the links to SAQA in our prospectus on our website (www.ceepsa.org).
  • We fully acknowledge SASCOC‘s mandate as a Professional Body and their responsibility for high performance sport.
  • We are delighted that an opportunity may exist for high performance coaches to be recognised with Protea Colours should they meet the SASCOC criteria.
  • We must point out, however, that there is no legislation at this time which forces any coach to be a member of any Professional Body or organization in the context of them being able to earn a living as a coach.
  • CEEPSA remains committed to an open door policy to work with all stakeholder organizations within the industry. We acknowledge there are overlaps which should be dealt with by partnerships and working together in the interests of all concerned.
  • We invite you to appraise yourself of our credentials and purpose by visiting www.ceepsa.org and viewing our prospectus.

       Shelly Beckbessinger

       Managing Director

 
  1. EQUINE PRACTITIONER                           ID Number 647
  2. EQUESTRIAN PRACTITIONER                  ID Number 648
  • GOVERNMENT ACT               Section 13(1)(i) of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008 -
  • CEEPSA Managing Director Shelly Beckbessinger Receiving the SAQA Professional Body Registration Certificate from the SAQA Director Mr. Jodi Sadras

A copy of the certificate can be viewed here CEEPSA

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  •  MANAGING DIRECTOR                               Michelle Sharon Beckbessinger*
  • DIRECTOR                                                        Diane Pieterse (Secretary)*
  • DIRECTOR                                                        Graham Bailey (Treasurer)
  • DIRECTOR                                                        Luise Von Dürckheim-Botes (Legal)*
  • DIRECTOR                                                        Lynda Records (Marketing)
  • DIRECTOR                                                        Dr. Wetsi Moloi (Veterinary and Horse Welfare)
  • DIRECTOR                                                       Derek Anderson
  • DIRECTOR                                                       Dawn Mansfield
  • *Founding Members
  •  STRUCTURE OF THE NATIONAL QUALFICATIONS FRAMEWORK AND CEEPSA
  • SA NATIONAL QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK (NQF)
  • ↙                                                                             ↘
  • ←            SAQA                                     →
  • MINISTER BASIC EDUCATION                        MINISTER HIGHER EDUCATION
  • ↘                                             ↙
  • SAQA REGISTERED QUALIFICATIONS + PART QUALIFICATIONS
  • ↓                                              ↓
  •                                                ↓
  • GENERAL ED & TRAINING      FURTHER VOCATIONAL ED &TRAINING         HIGHER ED & TRAINING
  • (GET)                                                         (FVET)                                                  (HET)
  • ↓                                             ↓                              ↓                                                           ↓
  • GRADES 0-9 COMPULSORY EDUCATION     ADULT BASIC ED & TRAINING (ABET)   TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • GRADES 10 - 12                                          CAREER ORIENTED EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • ↓                                                             ↓                                                                ↓
  • UMALUSI (GET)                 QUALITY COUNCIL FOR TRADES AND OCCUPATION (QCTO)              COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (CHE) (HIGHER EDUCATION  OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • IEB MATRIC PROGRAMME               PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS (SAQA RECOGNITION)       EQUINE SCIENCE DEG
  •                                                                                                                                                                                      ↓
  • PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND SETAS
  • COUNCIL FOR EQUINE AND EQUESTRIAN PROFESSIONALS OF SOUTH AFRICA (CEEPSA)↓
  • ↓                                                                                              ↓
  • EQUINE PRACTITIONER (647)                        EQUESTRIAN PRACTITIONER (648)
  • POLICY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY (SAQA)
  • Section 13(1)(i) of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008, requires SAQA to:
  1. i) Develop and implement policy and criteria for recognising a professional body and registering a professional designation for the purposes of this Act, after consultation with statutory and non-statutory bodies of expert practitioners in occupational fields and with the QCs; and
  •         (ii) Recognise a professional body and register its professional designation if the criteria contemplated   in subparagraph (i) have been met.
  •  The policy was developed in the spirit of our participative democracy. SAQA led the process through transparent communication and active collaboration and consulted widely.
  • Various stakeholders were involved including statutory and non-statutory professional bodies, the Quality Councils (Council on Higher Education, General and Further Education and Training Council (Umalusi) and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) and providers of education and training.
  • This policy demonstrates the critical role of professional bodies in quality assurance and standards development in the NQF environment.
  • The recognition of professional bodies will contribute to strengthening social responsiveness and accountability within professions and promoting pride in association for all professions. Redress is a key imperative in the South African policy and regulatory environment and the NQF is no exception.
  • It is critical that perceptions of exclusionary practices be addressed up front and that professions do not apply unjust policies and practices in regard to who gains access to a profession.
  • SAQA is working with the professional bodies to make sure that all South Africans benefit from the professions.
  • Reference – SAQA Website http://pbdesig.saqa.org.za/search.php?cat=body
  • GENERIC ROLE OF A PROFESSIONAL BODY IN TERMS OF THE NQF ACT
  • To protect the interest of the Public
  • In our case to protect the interest and welfare of the horse in addition
  • To protect the interest of its members
  • To provide access to professionals within the industry to a designation either by qualification or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • To grow the level of qualifications and performance standards of the industry through CPD
  •  CEEPSA’S ROLE
  • To protect the interest of the public and the welfare of all equines through all the relevant Acts of Parliament and Statutes.
  • To engage with all government, provincial and magisterial bodies to promote the Equine and Equestrian Industry and to look after its interests in collaboration with the various stakeholders and sectors.
  • To look after the interests of its members and to promote the value and quality of their qualifications.
  • To ensure that all of its members abide by the Code of Ethics and maintain Continuous Professional Development.
  • To provide SAQA with the information for the National Learner’s Register Database.
  • To act as a Quality Development Partner with the QCTO to ensure that the qualifications meet best practice and international standards in collaboration with the various stakeholders and the Assessment Authority - EQASA
  • PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION
A Professional Designation is a title or status conferred by a professional body in recognition of a person's expertise and/or right to practice in an occupational field.

Reference – http://pbdesig.saqa.org.za/search.php?cat=designation

 

AWARDING OF THESE DESIGNATIONS

  • These designations are awarded to a Professional Body by SAQA. They are unique to this Professional Body and may not be used by any other Professional Body
  • These designations are NOT qualifications.
  •  CEEPSA has been awarded the following Designations:
  1. EQUINE PRACTITIONER (Designation ID Number 647)

An equine practitioner follows a career working with horses (including donkeys & mules), but not necessarily riding them. The occupations catered to for these practitioners are in the fields of care, management, education, welfare and auxiliary and complimentary services for equines.

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.
 Persons recognised for the award of the designation Equine 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.
Learning is graduated and sequential skills are honed in the workplace. Specialised pathways determine the timeframes to competence. An equine practitioner will be required to be in possession of EQASA’s (or international equivalent), horse care and horse management proficiencies, together with the specialisation requirements where relevant, to obtain the award as an equine practitioner.
 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.
In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the professional designation, equine 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.
All members are required to subscribe to the Code of Conduct on application for membership. The code of conduct can be viewed at http://www.ceepsa.org/codeofethics/
 

Membership fees are paid annually at a fee determined by the Board of CEEPSA. A portion of the membership fee can be allocated to the member’s industry association of choice; a portion is assigned to a Horse Welfare agency and a portion to industry development programmes, including CEEPSA bursary schemes.

·         Apprentice Equine Practitioner

·         Equine Practitioner – Category 1

·         Equine Practitioner – Category 2

·         Equine Practitioner – Category 3

·         Master Equine Practitioner

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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
All members are required to subscribe to the Code of Conduct on application for membership. The code of conduct can be viewed at www.ceepsa.org
Membership fees are paid annually at a fee determined by the Board of CEEPSA. A portion of the membership fee can be to the member’s industry association of choice; a portion is assigned to a Horse Welfare agency and a portion to industry development programmes, including CEEPSA bursary schemes.
·         Assistant Equestrian Practitioner

·         Equestrian Practitioner – Category 1

·         Equestrian Practitioner – Category 2

·         Equestrian Practitioner – Category 3

·         Master Equestrian Practitioner

  1. PROTECTION OF THE WELFARE OF THE HORSE
  • CEEPSA works closely with the HHCU and other welfare organizations , and has in several instances reacted to complaints and monitored situations
  • CEEPSA has ensured that a representative from Animal Welfare has been included in the Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP) in the writing of any qualifications.
  •      2.  PROTECTION OF THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC
  • CEEPSA maintains an up to date database on its website so that members of the public can make an informed decision about choosing the services of someone who has had their qualifications verified, signed a code of ethics and, where relevant has an up to date 1st Aid certificate.
  • CEEPSA has also, through its legal department, acted as an expert witness in a number of civil cases,
  • Through our legal portfolio, representatives of CEEPSA have dealt with complaints and issues and intervened where necessary.
  • 3. PROTECTION OF THE INTEREST OF CEEPSA MEMBERS
  •  CEEPSA keeps its members informed of any changes in legislation or important information via its Newsletter, Social Media and Website
  •  CEEPSA has mediated with issues within its membership base
  •       4. PROMOTION OF DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFORMATION
  • CEEPSA has subsidized the membership fees for 90% of PDI members for the past three years.
  • CEEPSA has worked closely with organizations such as the Graham and Rona Beck foundation to give their graduates free membership and recognition.
  • CEEPSA has embarked on a strategy of educating the public and industry to ensure all role players are educated and qualified, using its Assessment Partner EQASA to assist with subsidized assessments where required.
  •  CEEPSA remains committed to work with all organizations within the industry in order to co-ordinate their qualification process
  •       5. NATIONAL LEARNER RECORDS DATABASE
  • CEEPSA has successfully uploaded information on to the National Learner Record Database on a regular basis in terms of its legislated mandate
  •        6. RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
  •  To date CEEPSA has RPL’d 23 members against its RPL policy
  •        7. CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)
  • All members are reminded about CPD and sent a log book and the CPD Policy document on registration or renewal.
  • The first 3-year cycle for members who joined in 2014 is complete, and these log books have been called for and will be evaluated against the CPD Policy.
  • Members are notified about CPD events and these events are also loaded onto the Website CPD Calendar.
  •       8. ARTICULATION
  • CEEPSA complies with the SAQA Articulation Policy, whereby progressive pathways within the industry are either horizontal or vertical.
  • This means that a practitioner can move to careers in line with their basic qualifications but in another field, or progress upwards to a higher level of expertise.
  • Credits from GET and HET are also recognised towards their designation/qualification.
  •      9. WRITING OF QUALIFICATIONS
    • CEEPSA, through a Service Level Agreement with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is the Development Quality Partner (DQP)for the writing of a new Equestrian Qualification titled Equestrian Sport Coach/Instructor - OFO Code 342204; Curriculum Code 342204001 .
    • This Qualification will be pegged at NQF7, with exit levels at NQF5 and NQF6
    • Titles for the qualification will be Senior Coach at 7, Coach at 6 and. Instructor at 5 .These will replace the current Equestrian Coaches qualifications.
    • All South African Qualifications in the FVET band will in future be awarded by the QCTO.
    • The Equestrian Qualifications Authority of Southern Africa (EQASA) _ has been awarded the status of the Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) for this qualification via a Service Level Agreement with the QCTO, and is the only Assessment Body for this qualification.
  • Every stakeholder in the industry will be referred to by EQASA regarding the Assessment Criteria for their specific specialised coaches. 
  • Writing of the qualification was done under a QCTO facilitator, and the following Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP) formed the working group:
  • Mrs Shelly Beckbessinger               CEEPSA
  • Mr Graham Bailey                           Racing
  • Ms Dalene Baksa                             Tentpegging
  • Ms Altha Botha-Viljoen                   South African Police Services
  • Ms Rosemary Bartlett                      Equitation and SAEF Coach Liaison
  • Mr Chad Cunningham                    Equitation and Showjumping
  • Mrs Romy Odendaal                       South African national defence Force
  • Mrs Zena Penfold                             Eventing, Stud and Business Management
  • Mrs Di Pieterse                                  Showing and Tourism
  • Mrs Lynda Records                          Dressage
  • Ms Nadia Saunderson                     Animal Welfare
  • Mr Banie Swart                                 Recreation, Metro Police, Mounted Archery
  • Ms Garland Poil                                Saddleseat and Legal
  • Input was also received from
  • Ms Lisa Tait                                         Dressage and Legal
  • Mr Graham Haddow                      Carriage Driving
  • Dr Wetsi Moloi                                   Veterinary
  • Ms Frances Cheboub                     Stud
  • Ms Kim Hughes                                 Risk Management and Insurance
  • Mr Eric Bianchi                                  Showjumping
  • Ms Dawn Mansfield                         Higher Education and Training
  • Some of the CEP Working Group with QCTO Facilitator Ms. Elsie Mothe
  • (Photo taken by Graham Bailey)
  • This qualification will belong to SAQA.
  • This qualification will also be recognised by the International Group of Equestrian Qualifications (IGEQ), and holders of this qualification will be eligible to an IGEQ Passport which is recognised in 32 member countries.
  •       10. TRAINING PROVIDERS
  • CEEPSA has recognised the following Training Providers to ensure that there is access to training in most of the Provincial Areas.
  • A strict process has been instituted whereby the Training Providers need to meet set criteria as well as pass an on-site inspection. Details can be found on our website – http://www.ceepsa.org/training-providers/
  •                                                 BSET Academy                    Kwa Zulu Natal
  •                                                 Beaulieu Academy              Kyalami, Gauteng
  •                                                 Denholme                             Eastern Cape
  •                                                 Elsenberg                              Western Cape
  •                                                 Oaklane                                 Northern Cape
  •                                                 Millsleigh                              Free State
  •                                                 Role Lane                              Pretoria. Gauteng
  •                                                 School of Excellence            Kwa Zulu Natal
  •                                                SA Lipizzaners                        Kyalami, Gauteng
  • ALLIED MEMBERS AND PARTNER STAKEHOLDERS
  •  SA GOVERNMENT BODIES
  •  South African Qualifications Authority                                        SAQA
  • Quality Council for Trades and Occupations                             QCTO
  • INTERNATIONAL BODIES
  • International Group For Equestrian Qualifications                     IGEQ
  • ALLIED MEMBERS
  • Equestrian Coaches Association of SA                                       ECASA
  • Equestrian Qualifications Authority of Southern Africa                        EQASA
  • Eventing South Africa                                                                     ESA
  • Highveld Horse Care Unit                                                               HHCU
  • EQUINE RESEARCH
  • South African Association of Equine Dental Technicians        SAAEDT
  • South African Equitation Association                                          SAEQA
  • South African Showing Association                                             SASA
  • Field Guide Association of SA                                                       FGASA
  • ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN CEEPSA AS AN INDIVIDUAL
  •  
  •  ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO EARNS ALL OR PART OF THEIR INCOME OR VOLUNTEERS IN A PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY EITHER WORKING WITH, OR RIDING HORSES IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN CEEPSA.
  • This applies to:
  • Applicants who have an existing qualification within the industry who meet the criteria as published,
  • Applicants who do not have a recognised qualification but meet the criteria and wish for Recognition of Prior Learning to be applied
  • Apprentice Practitioners will be accepted if they are still in the process of acquiring a qualification and will be listed as such.
  • BENEFITS TO MEMBERS
  •  
  •  Entitlement to the Designation Title of either Equine or Equestrian Practitioner which entitles the member to use the letters PEQ or PEQS behind their name, or the full designation.
  • Affords the member credibility which enhances status and possible employment opportunities.
  • The details of the member are listed on the National Learner Records Database
  • The member appear on the CEEPSA website database elevating their status in the industry
  • Where possible CEEPSA will engage with providers of CPD Activities to discount the service or event for CEEPSA members
  • Ultimately CEEPSA will afford its members access to Group Insurance benefits
  • PROCESS FOR REGISTRATION AS A MEMBER OF CEEPSA
  •  INDIVIDUALS
  • Registration forms can be Found on the website at http://www.ceepsa.org/registration/
  • A copy of all certificates and verifying documents including a copy of a 1st Aid Certificate where relevant must be attached
  • This submission will automatically be sent to the CEEPSA office for processing,
  • A copy of the Proof of Payment should be sent to the office at admin@ceepsa.org.
  • If the applicant wishes to RPL a complete Portfolio of Evidence must accompany the application.
  • The applicant will be contacted if any further information is required,
  • Once processed, the applicant will receive their registration certificate, loaded on the CEEPSA Website and included in the next NLRD upload.Training Providers and Allied Members can download the information from the website or contact the CEEPSA office .
  • CONTACT DETAILS
  •  
  • POSTAL ADDRESS                                               P.O. Box 53914, Wierda Park, Centurion, 0149
  • PHYSICAL ADDRESS                                           144 Koedoe Street, Wierda Park, Centurion, 0149
  • TELEPHONE                                                          +2712 6602696
  • FAX                                                                       0864258062
  • E-MAIL ADDRESS                                                admin@ceepsa.otg
  • WEBSITE ADDRESS                                              www.ceepsa.org
  • FACEBOOK                                                         CEEPSA

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