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National Navigation Award Scheme

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ATNE are the only organisation in the North East region able to offer Bronze, Silver and Gold NNAS Training and Assessment courses.

The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is a personal performance, non-competitive, incentive scheme for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the countryside.

Would you like to enhance your enjoyment of the countryside?

Would you like to develop sound navigation skills and practice, including planning your own walking routes?

Would you like to gain confidence at map reading whether the weather is clear or misty?

In doing so you could achieve a personal performance award in navigation at the NNAS Bronze, Silver or Gold levels validated to a national standard.

The levels of the award

All NNAS courses include advice and information about relevant safety and access issues when walking in the countryside. In addition, an understanding of relevant conservation and environmental issues and awareness of our impacts all form part of each course.

Training and Assessment courses use Harvey Maps of 1:25,000 or 1:40,000 scale, Ordnance Survey maps of 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 scale or orienteering maps of 1:10,000 or 1:15,000 scale.

Bronze NNAS Award - navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features, basic map interpretation and compass work is included.

For full syllabus of the Bronze NNAS Award see www.nnas.org.uk

Bronze training and assessment is generally a 2 day course based in a countryside environment.

Cost = £120pp.


Silver NNAS Award - navigation in the countryside using skills acquired at bronze level and adding skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks, accurate compass work is required and an ability to use appropriate navigational techniques to go across country in some cases, eg. choosing an appropriate attack point.

For full syllabus of the Silver NNAS Award see www.nnas.org.uk

Silver training and assessment is generally a 2 day course based in a moorland environment.

Cost = £120pp.


Gold NNAS Award - navigation in the countryside using skills of the first two levels, but adding techniques and skills for dealing with complex contour features large and small.

The Gold Award is delivered as separate Gold Award Training and Gold Award Assessment courses.

For full syllabus of the Gold NNAS Award see www.nnas.org.uk

Gold training is a 2 day course based in the Lake District. Cost = £120pp.

For all our NNAS courses group discounts for schools, youth organisations etc can be negotiated NB: None of these awards are to be used as a leadership qualification of any kind.


Progression of participants

Participants may enter the scheme at any Level Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on their experience, though it is anticipated that most will start at the basic Bronze level and progress as far as motivation, hard work and ability can take them. Whatever the final level achieved, assessors should emphasise to candidates the necessity for constant practice and attention to fitness levels so as to maintain the level reached.

Contact Us

Contact Jon Chamberlain:
Tel: 07713 254649
E-mail: info@atne.co.uk
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Key Stage 4; Key Stage 5; Students; Hill Walkers; Adults; DofE; Ramblers; Fell Walkers; Orienteers Navigation; Hill Skills; Mountain Skills; Emergency procedure; Environmental knowledge; Hill Walking; Mountain walking; Compass work; Map work; Route planning Northumberland; North Yorkshire; Yorkshire Dales; North Pennines; Lake District; Peak District; Scottish Borders

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