NNAS Tutor Award

For those wanting to learn to teach navigation

The National Navigation Award Scheme runs 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!

It is essential to attend a Tutor Award if you want to deliver NNAS courses. However, if you just want to gain practical ideas about how to make the teaching of navigation both modern and fun then this will be a good course to attend.

NNAS Tutor Award

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.


We meet at The Kings Head Inn, Newton Under Roseberry at 0900 at the start of a course. More details are sent out on booking. If you are travelling from afar, I'd recommend staying at the Inn for the course.

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Each non-residential course costs £110 per person for the day. You will need to provide your own accommodation (if needed), transport and travel insurance.

There is a certificate on successfully passing the award.

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To Book

If you want to chat to me about the course then please feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions too.

To book simply click the link below and follow the instructions.

Please ensure you've read the booking Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.

Monday 11th July 2022 - NNAS Tutor Award

Monday 26th September 2022 - NNAS Tutor Award