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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 £95 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 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.


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. The course will teach you how to teach navigation. When I first started, I couldn't work out what I was supposed to teach or how. For Bronze it is literally what a ML will do in a few seconds on being handed a map - orientate it and work out where he/she is.

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!). It is worth bringing something to take notes on as well as the Navigator handbook that will be sent to you when you register with NNAS.

Where do we meet?

We meet at 0900 at The Kings Head Inn in the village of Newton-under-Roseberry on the first day. The full address is: The Green, Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton, Cleveland. TS9 6QR. There is parking available at the pub but we can't leave our cars there all day. There is free parking in the village toward Guisborough a short walk from the pub and at the Roseberry Topping car park (at a cost). Please see here for a map of Newton-under-Roseberry

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?

Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport

How much is the course and how do I book?

The course costs £95 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. If so please get in touch

What are the Terms & Conditions?

Please see the Terms and Conditions section by clicking the link. You can also see the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. Please note the cancellation policy!

I've got some more general questions...

Please see the General FAQ section by clicking the link here. If you've still got questions then please get in touch!



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 @ £95 per person

  • NNAS Tutor Award - 1st November 2021
    NNAS Tutor Award - 1st November 2021
    01 Nov, 09:00 – 17:00
    The King's Head Inn, The Green Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6QR, UK
  • NNAS Tutor Award - 4th April 2022
    NNAS Tutor Award - 4th April 2022
    04 Apr 2022, 09:00 – 17:00
    The King's Head Inn, The Green Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6QR, UK
  • NNAS Tutor Award - 5th September 2021
    NNAS Tutor Award - 5th September 2021
    05 Sept, 09:00 – 17:00
    The King's Head Inn, The Green Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6QR, UK
  • NNAS Tutor Award - 7th June 2021
    NNAS Tutor Award - 7th June 2021
    07 Jun, 09:00 – 17:00
    The King's Head Inn, The Green Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6QR, UK

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