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Silver National Navigation Award Course

At this intermediate NNAS level candidates are expected to add new skills to those acquired at Bronze NNAS level.

They are also expected to select and apply skills in a variety of straight forward navigational situations. Silver NNAS Course

This is a 2 day non-residential training course which includes both training and assessment.

Silver NNAS Course
Please Note:

It is not neccessary to have attended the Bronze NNAS Course before attending this course. However, you will need to have the skills and knowledge taught at the bronze level and some practice using them before attending.

By the end of the course you should have gained the skills to:

  • Devise a strategy for a navigational stage, to break it down into 'coarse' and 'fine' navigation and to use clear features en route to check that they are 'on course'.
  • Understand and apply the following components of a navigational strategy 'aiming off', 'attack points', 'collecting features', simplifying navigation, and apply them in varying terrain.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contour features, both large and small, on the map and on the ground.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the navigation physical and factors affecting route choice.
  • Judge distance accurately on the map and on the ground.
  • Plan a safe walk or route involving Silver award skills and strategies.
  • Employ simple relocation strategies when lost.
  • Use a compass to follow accurate bearings and to check the direction of footpaths or other linear features on both map and ground.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of fatigue and physical discomfort brought on by navigating in demanding countryside and/or extreme weather condition. Knowledge of basic first aid is also expected.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the Countryside Code and current access legislation as for the Bronze level together with an appreciation of basic environmental factors in mixing 'man with nature' (e.g. footpath erosion and methods of dealing with it), and responsibilities towards other countryside interests like farming, forestry and conservation.

Book Your Silver National Navigation Award Course

Dates Price SRS Spaces  
29-30 April 2017 £100 n/a Spaces available
24-25 June 2017 £100 n/a Spaces available
23-24 Sep 2017 £100 n/a Spaces available
25-26 Nov 2017 £100 n/a Spaces available

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Silver NNAS Course - Important Information

Start time at C-N-Do office: 08:30

Finish time at C-N-Do office: 17:00

Assumes: Already at Bronze National Navigation Award Course standard

Course Duration: 2 day non-residential course includes assessment

Covers: Simplification, Taking bearings, More contour interpretation, Relocation Strategies, Environmental and First Aid awareness.

Ratio: 1:6

Group Size

Minimum number: 3

Maximum number per instructor: 6

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