How to apply to be an accredited ODA Provider

The ODA award can be delivered by any competent adult aged over 18 years.  To register as an accredited ODA Course Provider the application form must be completed, and a registration fee is charged.  Currently, this fee is £25 plus the cost of the new ODA handbook at £15.  If you wish to be registered for both the NNAS and ODA schemes, the combined cost is £90 per year.

If you have already purchased a copy of the ODA handbook please let us know on the registration form so we do not charge you for an extra copy.  

An invoice for the fee and handbook (if required) will be emailed to you once we receive your registration form.

Public Liability Insurance needs to be in place before registering with NNAS.  Please email your insurance cover page to registrations@nnas.org.uk as soon as you have completed the online application form below.

Registration renewal is required annually.  In addition, all group leaders operating under an Accredited Course Provider will need to undertake the NNAS Tutor Award within three years of the Provider’s first registration with NNAS.

For non-UK based organisations wishing to register, please contact the NNAS office in the first instance.

Existing YNSA Providers

YNSA Providers that are already registered with NNAS can continue delivering YNSA until the end of the YNSA course they are currently running, or up until the end of July, whichever comes soonest.  From that point onward the award will be known as the Outdoor Discovery Award.

All group leaders operating under existing YNSA Providers will need to undertake the NNAS Tutor Award within three years of July 2019, i.e. by the end of July 2022.

How to order ODA certificates

To obtain ODA certificates (and badges, once available) please fill in the online order form.   Certificates cost £1.95 each.

Certain anonymous data is required to be given to NNAS about ODA participants and courses:

  • Age range, gender and ethnicity of participants
  • The ratio of participants to group leaders
  • County course delivery took place

Other data may be required at future dates but will remain anonymous information, i.e. no names required.

This information will be kept in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Certificates will be supplied blank for providers to complete.

The NNAS does not provide insurance. It is the Providers’ responsibility to ensure they have appropriate insurance cover.