NNAS Bronze Navigation Course
- NNAS Bronze Navigation Course
NNAS Bronze Navigation Award Accredited Course
2 day course 12 hours minimum contact time.
If travelling by public transport we can pick up from Pewsey railway station by prior arrangement
Bronze National Navigation Award Syllabus
· Navigate using a variety of maps and scales.
· Use 4 and 6 figure grid references with worded descriptions to define the position of a map feature and to locate a feature on the ground.
· Orientate the map using handrails, obvious point features and major landforms.
· Use linear features (e.g. paths, tracks, clear boundaries) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
· Relate prominent landforms such as large hills and valleys to corresponding contour information on the map.
· Orientate the map by aligning a compass needle against grid north and be aware that magnetic variation causes an inaccuracy.
· Use an orientated map to confirm direction of travel.
· Use clearly identifiable features to confirm position along the route and to recognise when the target has been overshot.
· Measure horizontal distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground using timing, pacing and simple visual judgements e.g.100m.
· Plan and implement simple routes and navigation strategies based on the above skills.
· Recognise a navigation error within a few minutes and apply simple relocation techniques using handrails and prominent features.
· Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues, access legislation, personal responsibilities and the Countryside Code.
· Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of walking equipment, safety equipment and emergency procedures.
NNAS Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF.
Courses Fee £95 per person.
NNAS Certificate can be provided on the successful completion of the course at an extra cost of £8