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 […]

Ratio for Silver NNAS updated

3rd March 2019 At a recent Board meeting the instructor to participant ratio for Silver NNAS courses was discussed. The decision has been made to increase this ratio to a maximum of 1:8. This is a maximum ratio and our Providers are, of course, welcome to operate at a lower ratio if preferred. This change […]

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 […]

50,000 and counting

  In a recent analysis, it was found that the numbers having taken a National Navigation Award course at either Bronze, Silver or Gold level had topped the 50,000. The National Navigation Award Scheme was launched in 1994 at the Royal Institute of Navigation in London. Since then it has grown steadily and is now […]