Navigation Training

Registered National Navigation Scheme tutors, Rachel Bolton and Richard Tower are now offering a range of navigation courses in the Peak District and Derbyshire at novice and intermediate levels.  These include National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) awards, Navigation for Novices 'Discovery Days', or one to one bespoke tuition. 

 

Which is the right navigation course for me?

National Navigation Scheme Awards

 

The NNAS bronze course is aimed at those with little or no navigation experience, who want to be able to plan and undertake their own walks in the countryside. The course has sessions that are both indoor and outdoor based, so we cover all the basic theory of map types, scales, symbols, and grid references, then get outside and look at how to follow a route on the ground, focusing on setting the map to make walking along linear features simple.

 

The NNAS silver course takes you on from the skills you learned at Bronze level to get you moving over rougher moorland or mountain terrain. On this course we focus on measuring distance, on the map and on the ground, and taking and following compass bearings. We'll look at techniques such as using attack points, aiming off, and understanding contour features. 

 

For both courses: 

  • You will be in a small group of no more than six participants (reduced to four during covid-19 restrictions) plus your tutor to allow plenty of individual attention.
  • The first day will be a mixture of theory and practical sessions.  The second day will be a short informal assessment of the skills you have learned in order to receive your award. 
  • The price is £125 for each two day course, with a £20 discount if you book a Bronze and Silver course at the same time, so £230 in total. 

Dates of the courses are as follows: 

 

Bronze Award Course

Sat 23rd and Sun 24 Oct 2021 

 

Silver Award Course

Sat 17th and Sun 18th Apr 2021

Sat 6 Nov and Sun 7 Nov 2021

 

Please book and pay below, selecting the option that you require.  If you are doing both the Bronze and Silver courses (you'll need to do the Bronze first), please state the dates you would like under 'special instructions'.  You are booking with Rachel Bolton and Richard Tower, and one of them will be your tutor on the day.

   

National Navigation Scheme Award Course. With Richard Tower or Rachel Bolton.

£125.00

  • Places available



Navigation for Novices 'Discovery Days'

 

An easy introduction to maps for novices.  The course is ideal for those wishing to enjoy learning about basic map skills in an informal environment and without an assessment.  It's a relaxed, fun day where participants learn together and discover how to plan a route as we walk.

  • You will be in a small group of no more than six participants (reduced to four during covid-19 restrictions) plus your tutor to allow plenty of individual attention.
  • The price is £55 for the day. 

Dates of the courses are as follows:

 

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May, Sunday 20 June  

 

Please book and pay below, selecting the date that you require.  You are booking with Rachel Bolton and Richard Tower, and one of them will be your tutor on the day. 

 

Navigation for Novices 'Discovery Days'

£55.00

  • Places available

Course locations and start times will be provided upon booking. Please contact us if you would like precise details prior to booking.


One to One Navigation

 

This is a bespoke one to one training day where we build the course according to your ability, learning wishes and needs. 

  • The price is £150 for the day. 

Being accredited National Navigation Scheme tutors, Rachel and Richard follows the scheme's professional code of conduct on their navigation courses.