may, 2020

This is a repeating event

09may(may 9)10:00 am10(may 10)4:00 pmNNAS Gold Award Training Course10:00 am - 4:00 pm (10)

Event Details

The Gold NNAS Training builds on the skills learnt in Bronze and Silver NNAS. Gold NNAS advances to skills for dealing with and identifying complex contour features, advance navigation skills to walk to small subtle contour features and quickly identifying and resolving errors.

Who is it for?

People with experience of lowland walking wanting to fine tune advanced navigation skills.
A general level of fitness is required for a days walking in open moorland.

Experience required

Walking experience required and a good understanding of the skills outlined in Bronze and Silver NNAS.
Candidates should have attended one of the following courses: Silver NNAS, Mountain Leader Training or Hill & Moorland Leader Training.

Contact time

Training and Assessment are separate courses.
Training – 12 hours over 2 days

Outcomes of the Course

To be able to independently plan and carry out a safe, efficient and effective walk in complex areas.
To have a solid understanding of advanced compass skills and poor visibility navigation skills.
To have an understanding of the environment, poor weather, potential hazards, fatigue and the physical demands of terrain. Understand how these effect navigation and decision making and be able to re-plan routes if necessary.
To know how to respond to any hazards you may encounter and what to do in an emergency, including escape routes.
To have the skills to quickly identify error and relocate yourself efficiently in all visibility conditions.
Most importantly, to be confident to enjoy getting out in remote areas independently.

Instructors

This course will be run by a qualified Mountain Leader or higher who is a National Navigation Award Scheme Provider.

Time

9 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 10 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Princetown Community Centre

Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, PL20 6QE

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