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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.
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 planand 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.
During the course you will look at:
Refining and improving existing skills.
Aspect of slope, contouring, mapping, search techniques.
Navigating in poor visibility and at night.
Combining techniques to navigate difficult terrain.
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.
Standard hillwalking gear including good waterproofs and walking boots/shoes. 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.
If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.
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