BRONZE NNAS NAVIGATION AWARD
There are many defined paths and tracks in Snowdonia. This course is ideal for beginners with little or no navigational experience. The award will enable you to gain the skills to accurately plan a route then navigate on these paths and tracks with new found confidence. You will also gain a nationally recognised award with a certificate on passing the assessment day. If you just want to do the course without the assessment that is fine.
BRONZE NNAS AWARD – THE LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Understand the nature of a map as a two dimensional plan.
- Understand how to use map symbols and scales, on a variety of maps.
- Take a 6 figure grid reference for any given position and also locate such a reference on the map.
- Orientate the map with and without a compass.
- Use the orientated map to identify land features and indicate direction of travel.
- Choose simple navigation strategies and routes.
- Use linear features (e.g. paths and tracks) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
- Estimate distance on both map and ground.
- Using a basic understanding of contours, match major landforms like hills and valleys to their map representation.
- Plan a safe, suitable walk.
- Relocate using simple techniques on paths and other handrails.
- Understand access rights and responsibilities.
- Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues and access legislation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Countryside Code, and of procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency