The National Navigation Award Scheme - Bronze & Silver Award Courses

2nd February 2023

NNAS - Bronze & Silver Award Courses

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.

NNAS courses are delivered throughout the country by over 150 providers. Clyde Region is a provider through Auchengillan Outdoor Centre.

All NNAS courses include advice and information about relevant safety and access issues when walking in the countryside. The courses provide Duke of Edinburgh's Award participants with the necessary navigation skills for Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions.

Bronze NNAS Award – navigation in the countryside using paths, tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is included. Equivalent to Navigator Stage 3 Badge which will be awarded on completion.

Silver NNAS Award – Bronze Award plus skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks, accurate compass work and an ability to use appropriate navigational techniques to go cross country. Equivalent to Navigator Stage 4 Badge,

Gold NNAS Award – now available from Clyde Region. Standard equivalent to Hill and Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader Awards of Mountain Training UK. 

Courses include indoor and outdoor sessions. Outdoor sessions will be held in local streets and in nearby country parks or open areas. Bronze and Silver courses involve a minimum of 12 hours training and assessment.

Candidates with appropriate knowledge and experience can proceed direct to Silver award. 

The Bronze NNAS award is officially accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4 and the Silver Award is at Level 5.

For comparison an SQA Nat 4 Award is at SCQF Level 4 and a Nat 5 is at Level 5. NNAS Awards can be added to your SQA records through your school.

Next Course being held at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre
Bronze and Silver Award

4-5 March 2023

Click here to find out more and book!

Clyde Regional Team


Phone: 0141 248 6022

Address: 21 Elmbank Street, Glasgow, G2 4PB