Mountain Training England and the NNAS agree to closer working ties.

As leading training organisations in the outdoors, MTE and the NNAS share many key aims, most notably in enabling people to become more confident in hill and navigation skills.  Recognising this, MTE and the NNAS have agreed to enter a partnership to promote each other’s schemes and enable their accredited tutors to be able to […]

NNAS Courses and Covid Restrictions March 2021

As lockdown begins to be eased across the four home nations, the board of the NNAS feels an update is due. The four UK nations have all embarked on different approaches and to get a clear picture requires a great deal of patience and to some extent interpretation of the rules. Furthermore at the time […]

Christmas 2020 Update

As 2020 draws rapidly to a close, here’s a quick update from the NNAS. Covid Restrictions As tighter restrictions come into play across the four home nations, advice from the Board of the NNAS remains the same, in terms of running NNAS courses – they must be run according to the regulations, where the provider operates […]

SCQF Accreditation for Navigator Awards

 NNAS Navigator Awards gets official credit rating The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is delighted to announce that all levels of the Navigator Awards have been officially credit-rated by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership (SCQF).  This further boosts the credibility of the Navigator Award and gives successful candidates more options when amassing credits […]

Covid-19 update

The NNAS Board felt a short update was necessary regarding the provision of NNAS-accredited courses during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and the various restrictions on activities across the home nations. The board’s advice is that whilst it is not preventing providers from running NNAS-accredited courses, they must be run in full accordance with the current […]

NNAS Course provision under Covid 19 regulations

Introduction  NNAS Board members appreciate this has been a difficult and frustrating time for Providers and thank all for their patience and support through the pandemic crisis. Having suspended Provider fees and the delivery of NNAS courses on the 23rd March initially for 3 months, government easing of lockdown now makes it feasible for some […]

2019 AGM programme

The NNAS 2019 AGM conference will take place at East Barnby Outdoor Education Centre, near Whitby, North Yorkshire, on the 2nd November.  The workshops taking place are: NNAS Tutor Award:  Full day workshop NNAS Gold Conversion workshop: Full day, please see the details on Tahdah for prerequisites for this Making Maps: By Harvey Maps, a […]

March Providers Newsletter

Outdoor Discovery Awards are here! It’s been a long time coming, but the NNAS is pleased to finally announce the unveiling of the Outdoor Discovery Awards (ODA).  The ODA continues with the core ethos of the preceding Young Navigator Star Awards (YNSA): Encouraging exploration and journeying in local areas using simple maps such as street […]

Updated Course Criteria

There are going to be many exciting changes happening to the NNAS over the next few months and in order to accommodate these, various changes were made to the criteria for running the main NNAS awards.  The biggest change being the upping of the ratio for tutors/students on a Bronze course from 1:6 to 1:8. […]

Bronze Level approved by SCQF

The National Navigation Award Scheme is pleased to announce that the bronze navigation Award has been officially recognised by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion. Working with the West Highland College, the Bronze Award was formally assessed by the SCQF. The NNAS […]

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