Navigation

I can offer all types of instruction in Navigational Skills, for all abilities and levels, from bespoke days to the National Navigation Award Scheme. Maybe you are training for a Mountain Training Qualification, or are wanting to get out walking more yourself, or simply want to learn some new skills. Whatever it is, I can offer a personalised session for your needs. Please have a read below to find out more information and dates.

Bronze National Navigation Award - Navigation Basics

This is a practical 2-day course, that gains you a recognised award at the end of the second day. It is aimed at people with no or limited navigational experience, or those with intermediary navigational skills that want a refresher.

Navigation

During the course you will learn how to navigate using paths, tracks and other linear features, how to read a map, the basics of a compass and even understand contours. Most importantly you will gain the knowledge of how to stay as safe as possible on a walk whilst looking after the environment. To see the whole syllabus please visit NNAS, by clicking on this link: National Navigation Bronze Award Scheme.

Whats Not To Hike is an official provider of the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) – this means our accredited NNAS tutors/instructors can provide a recognised qualification in Navigation. If you are successful in achieving the pass criteria of this course (which by the end of day 2, we aim for you all to be at) you will receive an NNAS Bronze Award certificate. The NNAS Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework ( SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion. Please be aware, this is not a leadership qualification.

If you are just interested in the content of this course and do not want the qualification, you can still come on the course, knowing you won’t be assessed. However, please do not worry about the assessment – I like to think of it more as a development of your knowledge and skills.

Location: We offer this course in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire in the South of England. If you live in Dorset, Surrey, Kent or London and are interested then please get in touch, as we may be able to offer some bespoke dates.

Duration: 2 days starting at 0900 and finishing at 1600 both days.

Group size: 2 – 8 people per instructor.

Facilities: Course is held entirely outdoors (may end up visiting a cafe for some exercises if weather is not good.) 

Price: £120 per person

Dates: 17th – 18th April, 8th – 9th May, 12th – 13th August

Location: Ashurst, New Forest

To make a booking, please click here

Silver National Navigation Award - Intermediate Navigation

This is a practical 2-day course, that gains you a recognised award at the end of the second day. It is aimed at people with some navigational experience. You do not need to do have done the Bronze course before this one, if you already have some basic navigation skills. If you are unsure, then please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss which one would be better suited to you. 

This course gives you the skills required to navigate to features and places away from paths and tracks. It teaches accurate compass work and a deeper understanding of contours. You will learn how to deal with poor visibility and darkness. It will also teach you to select suitable navigational techniques to cross open country. To see the whole syllabus please visit NNAS, by clicking on this link: National Navigation Silver Award Scheme.

Whats Not To Hike is an official provider of the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) – this means our accredited NNAS tutors/instructors can provide a recognised qualification in Navigation. If you are successful in achieving the pass criteria of this course (which by the end of day 2, we aim for you all to be at) you will receive an NNAS Bronze Award certificate. The NNAS Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework ( SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion. Please be aware, this is not a leadership qualification.

If you are just interested in the content of this course and do not want the qualification, you can still come on the course, knowing you won’t be assessed. However, please do not worry about the assessment – I like to think of it more as a development of your knowledge and skills.

Location: We offer this course in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire in the South of England. If you live in Dorset, Surrey, Kent or London and are interested then please get in touch, as we may be able to offer some bespoke dates.

Duration: 2 days starting at 0900 and finishing at 1600 both days.

Group size: 2 – 8 people per instructor.

Facilities: Course is held entirely outdoors (may end up visiting a cafe for some exercises if weather is not good.) 

Price: £120 per person

Dates: 10th – 11th July, 12th – 13th August

Location: New Forest

To make a booking, please click here

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