Mountain Skills Courses
The National Navigation Award Scheme has launched the NNAS Tutor Award, a course for Providers and their instructors who teach navigation. It is a recognition that just because one can personally navigate it doesn’t follow that one can teach it!
NNAS Tutor Award
Each one day NNAS Tutor Award course costs £85 per person.
All current and future NNAS award providers and their staff are required to attend this CPD-accredited course in order to offer NNAS Navigator awards.
The NNAS Tutor Award is suitable for people 16yrs+ only.
Successful completion of the NNAS Tutor Award will also enable (after approval by NNAS) those without a higher hill or mountain walking qualification, but with experience and interest in the outdoors, to help teach on a Bronze award under the guidance of a registered NNAS Course Director.
They will be called “Bronze Tutors”. In this case, once the NNAS Tutor Award is completed, an application by email to the NNAS must be made and approved before that person assists on Bronze courses.
The course is a mixture of indoor and outdoor practical sessions and offers the opportunity for candidates to discuss their own methodology as well as learning new techniques from others.
There is a maximum of 10 places on the course and a minimum of 2. This is to ensure that everyone gets the most benefit from the course. Peer-experience and sharing is an important aspect.
If you hold a Basic Expedition Leader award, Walking Group Leader award, Mountain Leader Award or an orienteering Coaching Award, then you or your organisation or centre could register with the NNAS office to become a course provider – To start the process and become a tutor, please email NNAS directly.
Bronze NNAS - Frequently asked questions
Is this suitable for me?
This course is suitable for those who want to become a NNAS Tutor and course provider. Itis only suitable for those who are conpetent navigators, over 16 years old and you will need to have registered with NNAS first. If unsure please drop me an email.
What do I need to bring?
You can see the recommended kit list here (please ignore the additional essentials for backpacking as we won't be doing that!).
Where do we meet?
We meet at 0900 at The Kings Head Inn in the village of Newton-under-Roseberry on the first day.
I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?
This is up to you depending on your budget. However I would recommend getting in touch with The Kings Head Inn as they offer deals for walkers. There is also a selection of accommodation in nearby Guisborough and Great Ayton.
What's not included?
How much is the course and how do I book?
The course costs £85 per person. To book please see the above dates and click on the one you are interested in and follow the instructions. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions.
I can't make the dates you are offering but I want to do the course
This is a course for fellow leaders to learn to teach navigation. I can only run these courses privately if there are two or more of you and you have registered with NNAS.
What are the Terms & Conditions?
I've got some more general questions...
If you want to chat to me about any of the courses feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception.
If you don't like the idea of the online booking or would prefer to pay a 10% deposit for now, that's fine as I can simply raise an invoice. Please note that this has an additional £5 non-refundable administration fee.
Simply choose the date you are interested in, click 'Book Now' and follow the instructions. You'll get an automated confirmation reply but I'll follow that up when I get back to civilisation to say thanks and with more detail about the course.
Please ensure you've read the Terms and Conditions including the cancellation policy and that you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.
Upcoming NNAS Tutor Courses @ £85 per person
(Please note that this will rise to £95 in 2022)
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