National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Award Training & Assessment
National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Award Training & Assessment
National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Award Training & Assessment
National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Award Training & Assessment
National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Award Training & Assessment
National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Award Training & Assessment
National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Award Training & Assessment
National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Award Training & Assessment

National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Award Training & Assessment

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RATIO: 1 to 8 maximum (Course requires a minimum of 2 people to run)

PRICE: £110 per person

LOCATION: West Yorkshire & Yorkshire Dales

DURATION: 2 days (+ evening route planning exercise)

This 2 day course is designed for those with little, or no, previous navigational experience. It is an excellent, safe, way for new walkers or beginner navigators to gain the fundamental knowledge, practical skills and confidence from which they could go on to plan and follow their own routes using 'Rights Of Way' throughout the countryside.                                                                                        

The Silver Award Scheme includes course syllabus training, followed by a practical assessment. There will be both indoor and outdoor sessions to introduce, demonstrate, discuss and practice the skills & techniques covered by the award. Subjects covered in the award syllabus include -

  • Building on the navigation skills of the Bronze award.
  • Interpreting contour lines on the map and relate to landscape features on the ground.
  • Orientating the map using landscape features.
  • Identifying 're entrants', 'spurs', 'ridges' and prominent landscape features on the map.
  • Planning and utilising an efficient navigation strategy using landscape features and bearings.
  • Using the compass to 'aim off', check 'back bearings', confirm relevant bearings of 'handrail or linear features'.
  • Recognising potential hazards from the map.
  • Use of 'macro' and 'micro' navigation techniques when appropriate..
  • Estimating distance accurately over 'off path' terrain using pacing & timing.
  • Navigating in poor visibility conditions or darkness.
  • Plan navigation 'legs' and recognise any navigational errors within minutes.
  • Use of appropriate relocation techniques.
  • Be aware of access legislation and issues both locally and nationally.
  • Understand how fitness and ability demands may be effected by differing terrain and consider a suitable route.
  • Display knowledge of any environmental issues that may be caused by walkers. 

A 'relaxed' assessment will take place on a candidate led journey on day 2. This will involve navigating on terrain appropriate to the award  where new knowledge and skills can be put into practice and gain the National Navigation Award Scheme Silver certification. 

SUITABILITY: This course is suitable for those interested in gaining the navigational knowledge that may allow them to undertake their own 'on and off path' routes in the outdoor environments, without need of following a guide book and with confidence in their ability. Previous experience and navigational knowledge is required up to, or around, the level of the Bronze award.

REQUIREMENTS: This course involves 2 days of indoor & outdoor navigation skills introduction, demonstration and client implementation. Those attending should have an adequate level of fitness needed for outdoor sessions (up to 6hrs) which will involve walking on 'Rights Of Way' and off path over rough terrain in a countryside and/or hill environment, to gain most from the course. 

Those attending should be in possession of all items listed on kit list (which will be sent out with information pack on booking). 

INCLUDED: Course leadership, planning, organisation and instruction by fully qualified and experienced National Navigation Award Scheme Tutor, mountain leader/course instructor. Use of course maps & compass. NNAS Silver Award certificate (dependant on successful assessment).

NOT INCLUDED: Travel, accommodation, any other expenses such as parking fees, etc. 

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend taking out travel, personal accident and cancellation insurance.

RATIO: 1 to 8 maximum (Course requires a minimum of 2 people to run)

PRICE: £110 per person

LOCATION: West Yorkshire & Yorkshire Dales

DURATION: 2 days (+ evening route planning exercise)

This 2 day course is designed for those with little, or no, previous navigational experience. It is an excellent, safe, way for new walkers or beginner navigators to gain the fundamental knowledge, practical skills and confidence from which they could go on to plan and follow their own routes using 'Rights Of Way' throughout the countryside.                                                                                        

The Silver Award Scheme includes course syllabus training, followed by a practical assessment. There will be both indoor and outdoor sessions to introduce, demonstrate, discuss and practice the skills & techniques covered by the award. Subjects covered in the award syllabus include -

  • Building on the navigation skills of the Bronze award.
  • Interpreting contour lines on the map and relate to landscape features on the ground.
  • Orientating the map using landscape features.
  • Identifying 're entrants', 'spurs', 'ridges' and prominent landscape features on the map.
  • Planning and utilising an efficient navigation strategy using landscape features and bearings.
  • Using the compass to 'aim off', check 'back bearings', confirm relevant bearings of 'handrail or linear features'.
  • Recognising potential hazards from the map.
  • Use of 'macro' and 'micro' navigation techniques when appropriate..
  • Estimating distance accurately over 'off path' terrain using pacing & timing.
  • Navigating in poor visibility conditions or darkness.
  • Plan navigation 'legs' and recognise any navigational errors within minutes.
  • Use of appropriate relocation techniques.
  • Be aware of access legislation and issues both locally and nationally.
  • Understand how fitness and ability demands may be effected by differing terrain and consider a suitable route.
  • Display knowledge of any environmental issues that may be caused by walkers. 

A 'relaxed' assessment will take place on a candidate led journey on day 2. This will involve navigating on terrain appropriate to the award  where new knowledge and skills can be put into practice and gain the National Navigation Award Scheme Silver certification. 

SUITABILITY: This course is suitable for those interested in gaining the navigational knowledge that may allow them to undertake their own 'on and off path' routes in the outdoor environments, without need of following a guide book and with confidence in their ability. Previous experience and navigational knowledge is required up to, or around, the level of the Bronze award.

REQUIREMENTS: This course involves 2 days of indoor & outdoor navigation skills introduction, demonstration and client implementation. Those attending should have an adequate level of fitness needed for outdoor sessions (up to 6hrs) which will involve walking on 'Rights Of Way' and off path over rough terrain in a countryside and/or hill environment, to gain most from the course. 

Those attending should be in possession of all items listed on kit list (which will be sent out with information pack on booking). 

INCLUDED: Course leadership, planning, organisation and instruction by fully qualified and experienced National Navigation Award Scheme Tutor, mountain leader/course instructor. Use of course maps & compass. NNAS Silver Award certificate (dependant on successful assessment).

NOT INCLUDED: Travel, accommodation, any other expenses such as parking fees, etc. 

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend taking out travel, personal accident and cancellation insurance.