National Navigation Award Scheme

National Navigation Award Scheme

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The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is a personal performance, non-competitive, incentive scheme for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the countryside.

National Navigation Award Schemes

The National Navigation Award Schemes can be broken down into three awards: the bronze, silver and the gold awards – below you will find a brief outline of each and then the syllabus for each below. All three awards are run over 2 days of training and assessment.

The Bronze National Navigation Award Scheme is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience. It is also the starting point for many Duke of Edinburgh students. The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included.

The Silver National Navigation Award develops the navigation skills acquired at the Bronze level. It adds skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks. It teaches accurate compass work. It will also teach you to select the suitable navigational techniques to cross open country.

The Gold Navigator Award builds on the skills acquired at the Bronze and Silver levels and adds techniques and skills for dealing with complex contour features both large and small. The Gold National Navigation Award has also includes pre- and post-course question papers.  These will be given to candidates when they book. 

Below you will find as copied directly from the NNAS website the syllabus for each award – please use these to determine which award is right for you or your group. 

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