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 plan and 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.
- Relocation strategies.
Not sure which course to book on? Take a look at our navigation course comparison page.
Please note this course starts at midday on the first day and continutes throgh to approximately 7pm (to cover some night navigation). The second day is a standard 09:30am to 4:30pm day.
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.
Available Start Dates:
- Saturday 12 January 2019
- Saturday 16 February 2019
- Saturday 23 March 2019
- Saturday 12 October 2019
- Saturday 16 November 2019
- Saturday 07 December 2019