Background The revised National Occupational Standards for Introductory Racehorse Care have been produced as a result of a sector wide project undertaken by Lantra in conjunction with industry, to improve the provision of standards across the environmental and land-based sector in the following ways: • • to take into account the needs of the environmental and land-based industries both now and in the foreseeable future to develop new occupational standards for all work activities where there was an identified gap or poor provision Presentation of the revised standards Consideration has been given to making these standards more readily understood.
User friendly terminology has been introduced with the use of plain English, the avoidance of jargon and the use of the active voice (ie you carry out your work).
The units are introduced using a section called ‘About this unit’.
This section describes the unit in brief and simple terms for the benefit of the end user.
This is followed by ‘what you must be able to do’, and ‘this standard covers’ which describes the circumstances and situations that should be included. ‘What you must know and understand’ describes the knowledge and understanding required by the standard.
Coding of the standards The coding of units identifies the unit’s relationship to a specific industry.
Introductory racehorse Care are numbered from 101.
Where a unit is applicable across two or more industries from within the sector, the unit is classed as a ‘Common Unit’ and has the prefix letters CU.
Where units have been included from another sector’s standards, their original coding has been retained.
Use of National Occupational Standards National Occupational Standards have a wide range of uses, including skills gap analysis, training needs analysis, production of job descriptions, performance measurement and form the basis of the Lantra on-line competence framework.
In addition National Occupational Standards can be used to underpin vocational qualifications including the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs).
As part of the process to revise the National Occupational Standards, new NVQ/SVQ qualification structures have also been produced.
Details of the new NVQ/SVQ qualification structures can be found in the Assessment Strategy document.
For further information on the National Occupational Standards, NVQs/SVQs and awarding bodies please contact Lantra Connect on 0845 707 8007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 1 2 Contents National Occupational Standards Unit and Element Titles Unit 101 Unit 201 Unit 103 Unit 104 Unit 105 Unit 106 Unit 107 Feed and water horses under direction Prepare and clean stables Put on, take off, and clean equipment under direction Handle horses under direction Maintain health, safety and good working relations Ride horses in an enclosed area Groom and wash horses under direction Page 7 9 13 17 21 25 29 3 4 Introductory Racehorse Care Qualification Structure for NVQ/SVQ Level 1 Mandatory units The candidate must complete all units in order to achieve the qualification.
Element 101.1 UNIT 201.
Element 201.1 Element 201.2 UNIT 103.
Element 103.1 Element 103.2 Element 103.3 UNIT 104.
Element 104.1 Element 104.2 UNIT 105.
Element 105.1 Element 105.2 UNIT 106.
Element 106.1 Element 106.2 UNIT 107.
Element 107.1 Feed and water horses under direction Feed and water horses under direction Prepare and clean stables Prepare stables for horses Clean and maintain stables Put on, take off and clean equipment under direction Put on and take tack off under direction Put on and take off horse rugs under direction Clean tack and horse clothing under direction Handle horses under direction Lead and control a horse for inspection under direction Catch and move horses under direction Maintain health, safety and good working relations Maintain health and safety in the workplace Maintain good working relations with others Ride horses in an enclosed area Mount and dismount quiet horses Ride a quiet horse Groom and wash horses under direction Groom and wash horses under direction 5 6 UNIT 101. Element 101.1 Feed and water horses under direction Feed and water horses under direction About this unit This unit is about caring for horses under the direction of a supervisor.
It covers the provision of feed and water.
Element 101.1 covers the daily feeding and watering of horses.
You will need to be fully aware of the importance of health and safety in connection with this work. 7 — What you must know and understand: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) how to communicate effectively with others the roles and responsibility of the people in the organisation the advantages of effective teamwork why visitors should be dealt with courteously the need for security in the work place reasons why personal progress should be reviewed, and with whom 23 24 UNIT 106. Element 106.1 Element 106.2 Ride horses in an enclosed area Mount and dismount quiet horses Ride a quiet horse About this unit This unit is about the basic skill of riding a quiet horse including mounting, dismounting, walking, trotting, cantering and adjusting stirrups and girths.
It is relevant to those involved with the routine exercise of quiet horses under saddle.
The riding skills described in this unit will be carried out under supervision at all times.
Element 106.1 involves getting ready to ride and mounting and dismounting.
Element 106.2 involves checking girths and stirrups and riding a quiet horse in walk, trot and canter in an enclosed area. 25 Element 106.1 Mount and dismount quiet horses What you must be able to do: 1 2 3 4 5 6 select and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment according to instructions identify the horse and untie it correctly lead the horse to the required area calmly and safely carry out the appropriate safety checks on tack and equipment mount and dismount under supervision, according to laid down procedures and without causing discomfort to the horse maintain the health, safety and security of horse, self and others throughout This standard covers: protective equipment: (i) hat (ii) boots tack and equipment: (i) checking the girth (ii) pulling down stirrups prior to mounting What you must know and understand: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) the use and care of personal protective equipment, including; hats and boots.
How to recognise discomfort in horses associated with mounting and dismounting safety considerations when mounting and dismounting the necessary preparations for mounting including checking the girth and pulling down stirrups the effect on the horse of mounting and dismounting
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