Navigation - National Navigation Award Scheme - Bronze Award | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Navigation - National Navigation Award Scheme - Bronze Award at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £125.00 Starts: 07/03/2020 Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Tutor: Ends: 08/03/2020 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: VAR Duration: 1 weeks

About this course

Meeting will be at Tonbridge Adult Education but delivered from Penshurstand Ashdown Forest

Walking is at its most enjoyable when we feel confident that we know where we are and, just as important, where we are going. Confident navigation involves the ability to orientate and interpret a map correctly. You will be studying with our partner Contours and Cairns who have many years experience in navigating the great outdoors both at home and abroad. Their website is
The course is run over two consecutive days, Sat 9th and 10th of March 2019. There are six hours of tuition per day plus an hour for lunch.
On successful completion of the course you will receive the National Navigation Award Scheme Bronze Navigator Award and a certificate. The NNAS is recognized by Mountain Training, British Orienteering, The Royal Institute of Navigation, and Sports Leaders UK. NNAS was founded in 1994 and is a nationally recognized award which can prepare you for training and assessment for the Walking Group and Mountain Leader qualifications through MLT UK.
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At the end of the course you should be able to:
• Use an orientated map to identify and maintain position
• Estimate and plan the time needed to walk a particular distance
• Identify ground features on the map by use of contour lines
• Follow key linear features using a compass to reach a particular location

All necessary study will take place within course hours. Field work will take place away from the Centre and so you will need to be able to travel independently.
The tutor will contact you with full details nearer to the start date.
Please note new dates T. Course is now on Sat-Sun 16-17 April

How will I be taught?

There will a combination of classroom and outdoor tuition but weather permitting the classroom elements can all be completed in the field. We will walk roughly 5km (3 miles) per day practising our skills. Please meet at Penshurst Place cafe by the car park and shop. The tutor will send out full details about a week before the course starts.

What do I need to bring with me?

Maps and compasses and any other materials will be provided.
You should bring the following:
• Sturdy walking boots/shoes
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Warm gloves and hat
• An extra warm layer
• Drinking bottle (at least 1 litre)
• Packed lunch and snacks
• Small day rucksack (say 25 litres)
• Personal medication
• Sunblock as appropriate (and sunhat?)
You should also bring a pen and small notepad.

What can I do next?

Students from this course can go on to take the Silver and Gold Awards. If they wish they could eventually go on to undertake training and assessment for the Walking Group and Mountain Leader qualifications through MLT UK.

What do I need to join the course

There are no pre-requisites for joining the course although you may first wish to the 'Introduction to Map Reading and Simple Navigation'. Beginners and those with some previous experience are welcome.
The course is suitable for keen ramblers who would like to be more confident when following trails in the countryside. It will be of benefit to anyone who wishes to be able to plan and follow routes in the countryside using paths and tracks. It will provide useful extra knowledge and experience for those who have already attended one or more of our map reading and navigation courses. Please note that this course does not include the use of GPS.

Participants will need to be able to walk roughly 5 km (3 miles) each day.

Getting there

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge And Malling

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/76552/H/NC.
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