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 courses are run in the North York Moors National Park around the iconic Roseberry Topping.

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.

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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.



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 @ £99 per person