NNAS Bronze Navigation Award Course

Gain your NNAS Bronze Award - Navigation Basics

 

This course teaches you to navigate using paths, tracks and other linear features, using map and compass. The content is suitable for both beginners or intermediate navigators. 

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no or limited navigation experience. Perhaps you are new to rambling and hiking, or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes. It is also the starting point for many Duke of Edinburgh students, scouts and guides and cadets who are looking to develop their outdoor skills.

Wildwood Bushcraft is an official provider of the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) - this means we can provide an accredited and well recognised qualification in Navigation. If you are successful in achieving the pass criteria of this course you will receive an NNAS Bronze Award certificate. The NNAS Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework ( SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.

If you are primarily interested in the content of this course and do not want the qualification, you do not have to be assessed.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:

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  • how to read and take a grid reference

  • how to use a map and compass to navigate between two points

  • how  to interpret terrain based on map contours

  • to understand the nature of a map as a two dimensional plan.

  •  to understand how to use map symbols and scales, on a variety of maps.

  • to orientate the map with and without a compass.

  • to use the orientated map to identify land features and indicate direction of travel.

  • to choose simple navigation strategies and routes.

  • to use linear features (e.g. paths and tracks) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.

  • to estimate distance on both map and ground.

  • about contours, matching major landforms like hills and valleys to their map representation.

  • to plan a safe, suitable walk.

  • to relocate using simple techniques on paths and other handrails.

  • access rights and responsibilities.

More Details

 

Price: £140 per person

Location: We offer this course in Sussex and Surrey in the South of England, as well as in Moidart on the West Coast of Scotland. 

 

Duration: 2 days starting at 09.00 on Saturday and Sunday, and finishing at 16.00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Group size: usually 2 - 6  people 

Facilities: Course is held entirely outdoors so we may use a tarp shelter for some lessons.  On some courses there may be options to camp overnight but otherwise you will need to organise your own overnight accommodation. Contact us for local recommendations.

What to bring: Course-specific kit list

Upcoming Dates

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"Overall very enjoyable, very friendly tutors, course content very interesting" - June F.

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