Date(s) - 26/02/2020 -- 27/02/2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Category(ies) Outdoor Activities
National Navigation Award Scheme – Bronze Course
Running over 2 days in the beautiful South Lake District hills around Coniston, this course will equip you to safely enjoy hill walking and a range of other outdoor activities without getting lost. (Mountain Rescue estimate that 80% of accidents in the hills are the result of a simple navigational error).
The course is fun and interactive, based entirely out of doors.
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 cadets who are looking to develop their outdoor skills. NNAS Bronze Award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.
Your entry onto the scheme is linked to the Mountain Training D-Log system, enabling you to use a single system to record NNAS and progression to Hill and Mountain Leadership Awards if you should so desire.
The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work are also included.
Prerequisite experience: None.
Fitness level required: Must be able to walk 3-5km including sections of rough countryside.
Age limit: no age limits
Price: £110 per person for 2-day programme including all training, assessment, and certification and one nights accommodation in Coniston in a self catered bunkhouse.
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Navigate using a variety of maps and scales.
This course runs over two days. You must complete the full course and pass the assessment in order to achieve the Bronze NNAS Award. The assessment will normally take place on the afternoon of day 2. All training (and the assessment) will be delivered practically in the outdoors rather than in a classroom. This is a ‘hands-on’ real navigation course.
What to bring
Please make sure you have waterproof and warm clothing in case of bad weather. It can be windy so bring a waterproof even if rain is not forecasted. Wear walking boots with ankle support as we will be venturing off main paths onto rough ground. Maps and compasses will be provided, but if you have your own compass it will help you to bring it to get used to using your model. Packed lunch. Drinks bottle or flask (filled). Watch/timer preferably with a stopwatch function.
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