NNAS Bronze Navigation Event (Foundation Navigation Skills) National Navigation Award Scheme NNAS Bronze Navigation Event (Foundation Navigation Skills) National Navigation Award Scheme NNAS Bronze Navigation Event (Foundation Navigation Skills) National Navigation Award Scheme NNAS Bronze Navigation Event (Foundation Navigation Skills) National Navigation Award Scheme NNAS Bronze Navigation Event (Foundation Navigation Skills) National Navigation Award Scheme

NNAS Bronze Navigation Event (Foundation Navigation Skills) National Navigation Award Scheme

NNAS Bronze Navigation Event (Foundation Navigation Skills) National Navigation Award Scheme

 

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes.

It is also the starting point for many Duke of Edinburgh students, scouts and guides and cadet groups who are looking to develop their outdoor skills. NNAS Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.

The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included.

For a full syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award see below:

  • Navigate using a variety of maps and scales.
  • Use 4 and 6 figure grid references with worded descriptions to define the position of a map feature and to locate a feature on the ground.
  • Orientate the map using handrails, obvious point features and major landforms.
  • Use linear features (e.g. paths, tracks, clear boundaries) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
  • Relate prominent landforms such as large hills and valleys to corresponding contour information on the map.
  • Orientate the map by aligning a compass needle against grid north and be aware that magnetic variation causes an inaccuracy.
  • Use an orientated map to confirm the direction of travel.
  • Use clearly identifiable features to confirm position along the route and to recognise when the target has been overshot.
  • Measure horizontal distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground using timing, pacing and simple visual judgements e.g.100m.
  • Plan and implement simple routes and navigation strategies based on the above skills.
  • Recognise a navigation error within a few minutes and apply simple relocation techniques using handrails and prominent features.
  • Be aware of the use of mobile phone location apps as a back up to map and compass and in emergencies.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues, access legislation, personal responsibilities, the Countryside Code and sustainability.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of walking equipment, safety equipment and emergency procedures.

No experience is required to attend our Bronze event. A natural progression after completion of the bronze event would be to attend Our Silver (intermediate) event which takes place on Dartmoor.

This event is perfect for building a good foundation knowledge of Navigation skills and giving you the confidence and abilities to take your learning to the next level. The event  will be split into two halves with the earlier focusing on learning all the essential foundation skills needed for this event and in the later you will be putting them to practice on a walk around the beautiful Cotehele estate where you will test your new skills and be assessed by a member of our experienced team. All of our guides on this event are Mountain Training Qualified and an active member of Dartmoor’s Search and Rescue team.

 

Forthcoming Dates for 2022

Saturday 5th Feb – Sunday 6th Feb 2022 9.00am til 3.30pm  on Saturday and Sunday at Cotehele, Cornwall

Saturday 7th May – Sunday 8th May 2022  9.00am til 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday at Cotehele, Cornwall

Saturday 6th Aug – Sunday 7th Aug 2022 9.00am til 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday at Cotehele, Cornwall

Price per person attending is £120.00

Sorry Dogs are not welcome

 

 

 

For a full syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award see below:

Bronze Navigator Event Syllabus

  • Navigate using a variety of maps and scales.
  • Use 4 and 6 figure grid references with worded descriptions to define the position of a map feature and to locate a feature on the ground.
  • Orientate the map using handrails, obvious point features and major landforms.
  • Use linear features (e.g. paths, tracks, clear boundaries) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
  • Relate prominent landforms such as large hills and valleys to corresponding contour information on the map.
  • Orientate the map by aligning a compass needle against grid north and be aware that magnetic variation causes an inaccuracy.
  • Use an orientated map to confirm the direction of travel.
  • Use clearly identifiable features to confirm position along the route and to recognise when the target has been overshot.
  • Measure horizontal distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground using timing, pacing and simple visual judgements e.g.100m.
  • Plan and implement simple routes and navigation strategies based on the above skills.
  • Recognise a navigation error within a few minutes and apply simple relocation techniques using handrails and prominent features.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues, access legislation, personal responsibilities and the Countryside Code.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of walking equipment, safety equipment and emergency procedures.

Essentials:

  • Practical outdoor clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Walking boots or similar
  • A full water bottle (for drinking)
  • A whistle for emergencies
  • Lower Tamar valley and Plymouth OS explorer  108 map, 1 25.000 scale
  • A good compass with a 1 .25000 scale, we recommend the Silva expedition model
  • Packed lunch / snacks
  • A rucksack to carry everything
  • Small first aid kit
  • Hand sanitiser

Non-Essentials:

  • A notebook and pencil
  • Camera
  • Tea or coffee
  • Extra clothing (warm layers)

PLEASE ONLY BRING WHAT YOU CAN COMFORTABLY CARRY.

This event will take place on the National Trusts Cotehele Estate, Cornwall PL12 6TA

Maximum group size is 8

Start time 9.00am

Finish time 3.30pm

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