The National Navigation Award Scheme
The 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. 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.
The Bronze Award syllabus teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included.
The Silver Award will take those who hold the Bronze Award, and an appropriate period of consolidation through personal experience, to the next level. The award focuses on navigation in the countryside using Bronze level navigation skills but adding the skills requited to navigate to features and places away from paths and tracks. Accurate compass work is required and an ability to use appropriate navigation techniques to travel cross country. If you are already confident at map reading and can follow paths and tracks then it may be best to start with the Silver Award.
Our Navigation Training weekends are based on the South Downs and/or the scenic Ashdown Forest in East Sussex and are very convenient for London. We are accredited NNAS assessors and the schemes are validated to a national standard. We currently offer both Bronze and Silver level awards.