NNAS Bronze course syallbus listed below as prescribed by the National Navigation Award Scheme.
Compass Hill Skills and Ventures operate our NNAS Bronze training courses in Essex, Suffolk and Kent - all within easy access of London.
We offer these map reading courses in Essex / Suffolk along with basic compass skills training.
Location: Essex / Suffolk Borders or North Downs - Kent.
Available Course places: Your course will usually run with approx. 4 persons.
Terms: Minimum 2 persons, maximum 6 persons, full prepayment required, cancellation policy applies, missed courses places are charged in full (no refund).
Duration: 2 x days. Your course will offer a minimum of 18 hours of tuition & assessment time. (NNAS minimum requirement is 12 hours). Overnight stay recommended.
Equipment: Use of Map, Compass and training materials provided. Candidates to provide own walking boots, waterproofs, day sack and food.
Accommodation and food: Not included in course fees. Information available on request on local camp sites, B&B's, Hotels and Hostelries for evening meals..
Bronze NNAS Award syallabus – The Learning Outcomes
- Understand the nature of a map as a two dimensional plan.
- Understand how to use map symbols and scales, on a variety of maps.
- Take a 6 figure grid reference for any given position and also locate such a reference on the map.
- Orientate the map with and without a compass.
- Use the orientated map to identify land features and indicate direction of travel.
- Choose simple navigation strategies and routes.
- Use linear features (e.g. paths and tracks) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
- Estimate distance on both map and ground.
- Using a basic understanding of contours, match major landforms like hills and valleys to their map representation.
- Plan a safe, suitable walk.
- Relocate using simple techniques on paths and other handrails.
- Understand access rights and responsibilities.
- Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues and access legislation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Countryside Code, and of procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency.