The NNAS Bronze Navigator Award

283 TUTOR: Philippa Sanders

During the course we cover the NNAS Bronze Navigator Syllabus (see Annex A). You will learn the fundamental elements of understanding maps and navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. We also consider our personal responsibilities when accessing the countryside and how to plan a safe and enjoyable walk. The course is run in a friendly and relaxed manner and participants' input and questions are encouraged and welcome. You will be given plenty of guidance and support throughout.

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During the course we cover the NNAS Bronze Navigator Syllabus (see Annex A). You will learn the fundamental elements of understanding maps and navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. We also consider our personal responsibilities when accessing the countryside and how to plan a safe and enjoyable walk. The course is run in a friendly and relaxed manner and participants' input and questions are encouraged and welcome. You will be given plenty of guidance and support throughout.

To achieve the Bronze Navigator Award, you will need to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and application of the four Learning Outcome sections set out in the table in Annex B: Bronze Navigator Award - Learning Outcomes and Performance Criteria. The National Navigation Award Scheme is recognised by outdoor organisations across the UK and further afield. The Bronze Navigator Award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4 and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.

Monday

After introductions and a course briefing, we get to know our maps and compass, and introduce some basic navigation concepts. This is a practical and interactive session. Classroom / College grounds.

Tuesday

We go out on a walk to continue learning and to steadily develop and practice your Bronze navigation skills. You will be given plenty of guidance and tips as we go. We walk along tracks and paths and will take frequent stops along the way to look at the map and the features around us, and to discuss our navigation options. There will also be opportunities to discuss our kit and equipment, and access issues and responsibilities. Local routes (accessed from college)

 

Wednesday

Navigation walk to recap, refresh and develop your learning and practice your skills (continuation of Day 2). Focus on navigation strategies, including re-location.Local routes (from college)

Walk planning exercise and prep for Day 4. Classroom

 

Thursday

We go out on a walk to put your Bronze navigation skills into practice. You will be given the opportunity to plan a section of our route and take the lead navigating the walk. During the walk we may discuss access issues and our personal responsibilities. Local routes (from college)

 

Friday

Continuation of Day 4, demonstrating your skills and knowledge. During the walk we may discuss how we might respond to an incident or emergency. Local routes (from college)

Return to classroom for sum-up and Bronze Navigator Award debrief (individual and group). Classroom

 

Before joining the course, you will need to register with NNAS. This is necessary for us to administer the Bronze Navigator Award and for you to receive your Bronze Award accreditation and certificate. To register, follow the two-step process:

1. Sign up as 'New Member' here Login - JustGo (https://nnas.justgo.com/Account.mvc/Login).

2. On your Profile page (top right) click on 'Select Club' and link to Pipsticks Walks (your course Tutor).

 

Please see the NNAS Candidate Information Notice below (Annex C).

On successful completion of the course, you will receive your Bronze Navigator Award certificate from NNAS by post. Your certificates (including p&p) are included in the course fees to UK addresses only. For all attendees outside of the UK an electronic copy will be available.

 

You will be given a Map (OS Explorer 157: Marlborough & Savernake Forest) and compass for use during the course. These will then be yours to take home.

A 'Roamer' and personal 'Timing and Pacing Chart' will also be provided during the course.

You will need to bring a watch, notebook and pen/pencil. A waterproof map-case is also recommended in case of wet weather.

Download an app to your 'phone:

 

OS Locate app - find where you are (ordnancesurvey.co.uk); or

GridPoint GB on the App Store (apple.com) (Apple only)

 

Course Tutor

Philippa Sanders

About Philippa

I have enjoyed walking in the UK, Europe and beyond for as long as I can remember! Whether exploring the many local footpaths near my home in the Chilterns and those all over Britain, walking one of our fantastic National Trails or hiking the exhilarating mountain paths in the Italian Dolomites or Julian Alps of Slovenia, I just love it.

As an experienced outdoor professional (Hill & Moorland Leader and Lowland Leader - Mountain Training Awards, and NNAS Tutor) I also have a passion for teaching you the walk planning and navigation skills you need to enjoy a great walk without reliance on a guide book or 'phone app.

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