Sunday, 27 January 2013

NNAS Courses being run by Peak Navigation Courses

NNAS Courses being run by Peak Navigation Courses

Peak Navigation Courses are pleased to now be delivering NNAS (National Navigation Awards) in The Peak District.  We have recently been accredited as NNAS trainers and will be adding a full list of courses into our autumn programme.  It will however be possible to gain the silver award by arrangement (completing both our Introduction to Moorland Navigation Course and our Intermediate Navigation Course with some assessment built in).

Locating our position on the map
The Bronze training and assessment will be a two day course based from the village of Foolow.  The two days can be consecutive or spaced out over different weekends.  Day one being our normal 1st Steps to map reading and navigation course but day two being a newly devised day specific to the bronze syllabus and allowing time for assessment.

Learning to use a compass
The silver training and assessment will follow the present courses that we run, Introduction to Moorland Navigation (based from Foolow) and Intermediate Navigation (on Kinder Scout), though there will be a formal route planning exercise introduced for NNAS candidates which is currently not compulsory for people attending the Intermediate course.

If the take up of courses is as good as we expect then we will introduce Gold NNAS training and assessment in 2014 though this will be based in the Lake District.

Cost for 2013 for either bronze or silver NNAS, £85 for the 2 days.

Plotting a bearing to the Stone Circle on Eyam Moor

Although NNAS set a tutor / student ratio for Bronze and Silver as a maximum of 1:6,            we shall be offering a maximum of:

1:5 for Bronze NNAS;            and
1:4 for Silver NNAS.