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NNAS Bronze Award

Course Overview

The NNAS Bronze award training and assessment course is designed to give people the skills to navigate in the countryside using paths, tracks and other linear features, basic map interpretation and compass work. The course is perfect for D of E supervisors, D of E Bronze award candidates, photographers, cyclists or anyone who works in lowland countryside. The course is run over two days, day one is mainly classroom based were the theory of navigation is learnt, this is followed by on day two the practical application of this theory spending the whole day outside doing practical training. The course assessment takes place on the afternoon of day two when you will demonstrate the practical navigation skills you have learnt. The practical assessment will be reinforced by questions on the basic skills of navigation, route planning, selection and safety. This will be carried out both orally and/or utilising a short multiple choice test.

 

Course Content

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 the procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency