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Bronze National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Training & Assessment

Bronze National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Training & Assessment

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Bookings are closed for this event.

Date/Time:
Saturday 13 October 2018 - Sunday 14 October 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost:
£0.00 - £95.00

Location:
Dare Valley Country Park
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF447RG


Bronze National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Training & Assessment (2 days)

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 people looking to get a better understanding of navigation techniques such as: hill walkers, 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.

The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features as well as:

  • Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included.
  • 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.

 

Course includes both training & assessment aspects of the course and the certification costs are also included.

Tea & Coffee provided throughout

Please arrive in time for a prompt 9:30am start

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