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 £99 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. Even if you are not interested in becoming a NNAS provider, the course is valuable in terms of providing some fun games and structure that will help anyone with an interest in teaching navigation develop their programme.
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.