activities > peak district navigation courses > Advanced Navigation Training Course (Gold NNAS)
£189.00 per person

Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District

Duration: 2 Days

Ratio: 1:4

Prices include:

  • Complimentary refreshments 
  •  Free parking 
  •  Maps 
  •  Loan of a compass 
  • Course Pack and Personal development plan
  • 10% discount on equipment in our shop

Highlights
  • Learn to navigate in poor visibility and at night
  • Expand and refine your skills to use in any terrain or weather
  • Complete the National Navigation Award Scheme
Summary
The final module of the National Navigation Award Scheme is an intense but rewarding experience that builds on and refines existing skills. The Advanced Navigation Course focuses on the use of smaller and more infrequent features and navigating in poor weather or the dark. On completion of this rigorous course you will be able to plan and follow routes in any open countryside, forest or hill environment and will have gained a lot of confidence in your ability to navigate in difficult conditions.

This course covers the syllabus of the Gold NNAS Training Course, participants that wish to receive certification at the Gold standard will have to attend a separate one day Gold NNAS Assessment Course. A significant amount of previous formal navigation experience is assumed, this may have been gained by completing a Silver NNAS Course or other equivalent training.

Please note this course starts around midday on the first day and finishes in the early evening (to practice some night navigation). On the second day, the day will run from 09:30 to 16:30.
Course Outcomes
  • Improve your navigation skills 
  • Navigate away from tracks and paths 
  • Plan and follow a route 
  •  Develop advanced navigation strategies 
  •  Improve relocation techniques 
  •  Complete the Gold NNAS Training Course
Course Information
Standard hillwalking gear including good waterproofs, walking boots/shoes and a good quality headtorch for night navigation. A packed lunch and a drink are also necessary. We provide maps and have some compasses available to borrow or buy. Do bring your own compass if you have one.
A significant amount of previous formal navigation experience is assumed, this may have been gained by completing a Silver NNAS Course or other equivalent training.
FAQs
Start time: 12:30 - Finish time: 16:30. Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.
As much as many of our instructors are dog lovers, this often isn't suitable if you are booking onto a scheduled course, as we can't guarantee that other members of the group don't have an allergy or problem with dogs. If you do want to bring a pet, we will happily accommodate you if you book a private instructor for you or your group.

We get lots of questions about our navigation course and people are often asking which one is most suitable. We tend to point a lot of people at our Beginner Navigation Course as it is a great starting point. 


To make life easier for you, we have also designed a course comparison table to help you choose the best course for you and to help you find out what you may learn!


We are exceptionally lucky to be located a 5 minute walk from Bamford Train Station on the railway line that links Sheffield to Manchester. This also means we are very easy to get to from London.

We have noticed that the first connecting train from London is often around 09:36am, and courses often start at 09:30am, if you let us know that you are coming in on the train, we will happily delay the course start to suit.

We try to stick to our published course finish times but occasionally conditions on the day mean we overrun slightly. If you are travelling home by train please ensure that you have left sufficient time after the course end time and inform your instructor on the day of your travel plans.
Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses, either with or without an accompanying adult.
We do hold an AALA license and are able to take out younger children, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family.
There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!
It is essential that you let us know about any medical condition or injury when booking and that you also let your instructor know on the starting day of your course. This information will remain completely confidential but is essential to allow us to tailor our activities to suit you and to ensure the safety of other group members.
Bookings can be made online or over the phone. All of our courses can be booked in 3 ways:

a) Attend a scheduled course. 
These are open to the public to anyone that meets the pre-requisites. We often advertise many dates for each course, we generally always list 12 months of available dates. This is the most popular and often works out the most cost-effective way of attending our courses.

b) Add a date to our schedule. 
On some courses, we can add extra dates to our schedule, providing you are booking for a certain minimum number of participants, this could be as low as only 2 people. To give us plenty of time to assign staff to your course, you can only add a date to the schedule if it is more than 7 days in advance.

c) Make a private booking.
All of our courses can be booked privately, with a private instructor just for you or your group. This gives you the flexibility to book any date that suits you and also it means the instructor can fine-tune the course content to suit your aspirations. To make a private booking, you just need to fill our a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price. 

d) Book our premium 'Private Booking Plus+' service.
All the benefits of the private booking service, with lots of additional extras including meet & greet at your hotel, luxury picnic hamper including Champagne, digital photo pack, flexible booking arrangements and a pre-activity consultancy to allow your first-class instructor extra time to design your special day. To make a private booking plus+ booking, you just need to fill our a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price. 
Almost all courses begin and end at our base, The Adventure Hub, where you will have access to complimentary tea and coffee. 

We do not provide food as part of our courses and you will need to bring a packed lunch along for each day. There is a cafe on-site that can provide you with sandwiches, cakes and drinks. If you pre-book a lunch with them they will deliver it fresh to our offices first thing each morning. Taste Buds cafe can be reached directly on 01433 208008.
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Our instructors can be booked privately to deliver this course. Benefit from private tuition, pick a date that suits you and your instructor can design the day to suit your needs. You can hire one of our instructors from just £199 per day. Click here to book a private course.