NNAS Courses

About National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS)

The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is a personal performance, non-competitive, incentive scheme for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the countryside.

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Dates & Courses

Wildheather provides three NNAS courses:

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors 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 cadet groups who are looking to develop their outdoor skills.  https://nnas.org.uk/navigator-award/bronze-national-navigation-award/

The Silver National Navigation Award develops the navigation skills acquired at the Bronze level. It adds skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks. It teaches accurate compass work. It will also teach you to select the suitable navigational techniques to cross open country.  https://nnas.org.uk/navigator-award/silver-navigator-award/

The NNAS Tutor Award, a course for Providers and their Course Directors who teach navigation. It is a recognition that just because one can personally navigate it doesn’t follow that one can teach it.  NNAS Tutor Award will also enable (after approval by NNAS) those without a higher hill or mountain walking qualification, but with experience and interest in the outdoors, to help teach on a Bronze award under the guidance of a registered NNAS Course Director.  The course is a mixture of indoor and outdoor practical sessions and offers the opportunity for candidates to discuss their own methodology as well as learning new techniques from others.  This course is now a mandatory requirement before applying to be a NNAS Course Provider.  This Workshop will also credit you with 1 CPD point.  Suitable for people 16yrs+ only.  https://nnas.org.uk/course-provider/become-a-nnas-navigator-award-provider/.

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