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NNAS National Navigation Award Scheme


The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is a personal performance, non-competitive, incentive scheme for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the countryside. The Delaware Centre is an approved provider of NNAS courses for the Bronze and Silver Award levels, and additionally the Young Navigator Star Award (YNSA) up to Gold level.

You can find us on the NNAS website to make enquiries or book a course. Alternatively you can book online on the Cornwall Learning Online website (using keyword: NNAS in your search). To discuss this course with a member of staff please call the Delaware Centre on 01822 833885

Bronze National Navigation Award

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes.

It is also the starting point for many Duke of Edinburgh students, scouts and guides and cadets who are looking to develop their outdoor skills. NNAS Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion. (see NNAS FAQs)

The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included.

Follow this link for the NNAS Bronze National Navigation Award Syllabus.

Silver National Navigation Award

The Silver National Navigation Award develops the navigation skills acquired at the Bronze level. It adds skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks. It teaches accurate compass work. It will also teach you to select the suitable navigational techniques to cross open country.

Silver National Navigation Award courses are taught in areas with access to open country and involve periods where you’ll be navigating away from paths and tracks.

Follow this link for the NNAS Silver National Navigation Award Syllabus.

Young Navigator Star Award

The focus of the Young Navigator Awards is to encourage exploration and journeying using simple maps such as street maps, pictorial park maps and orienteering maps. There is a gradual learning progression via One Star (bronze), Two Star (silver) and Three Star (gold) levels with certificates and badges available for achieving candidates.

Visit our YNSA page to see how your school could be offering a national navigation award to your students.

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