Suitable for both beginners and intermediates, this two-day course covers the principles of navigation in more detail than our one-day course and leads to a nationally recognised qualification in navigation. The assessment element takes place on day two.
NNAS Awards are ideal for DofE supervisors, DofE Bronze award candidates, teachers and leaders who either do not hold national governing body awards, or are developing skills towards them (e.g. Lowland Leader, Mountain Leader), leisure walkers, photographers, horse riders, cyclists or anyone who works in lowland countryside. No previous experience is required although a degree of personal fitness is recommended.
We are proud to have been running NNAS courses for the past eight years and are recognised as one of the region's leading providers.
- Understanding the map as a two dimensional plan
- Understanding symbols and scales
- Grid references
- Orientate the map with and without a compass
- Identify land features and direction of travel
- Using linear features as handrails
- Estimate distance on both map and ground
- Understanding contours
- Plan a safe, suitable walk
- Relocation techniques
- Understand access rights and responsibilities
- Knowledge of Countryside Code
- Emergency procedures
Duration: Two full days (typically 09.30-16.30)
Location: West Sussex section of the South Downs or the Surrey Hills
- Use of maps and compass
- Full instruction by MTA qualified leader
- 15% discount from Cotswold Outdoor
- Certificate on passing the award
For NNAS Bronze courses we work at a ratio of 1:8.