The Gold Award is the highest level in the NNAS scheme. It is designed to proved the participants with a well stocked toolbox of navigational techniques, and is a great training tool on the path towards an outdoor instructing qualification.
Building on the skills covered at the Silver Award we look at; Micro navigation, appropriate route selection, and navigation in challenging conditions.
The Gold Award is split in to a separate training and assessment courses. The Gold Assessment can be taken after a period of consolidation and your Gold Trainer will advise you about your own personal training plan at the end of your Gold Training Course.
In addition to the skills included in the Bronze and Silver awards this course covers;
- Navigating by landforms
- Coarse and fine navigation
- Relocation techniques
- Advanced use of pacing and timing
- Advanced contour interpretation
- Route selection
To ensure you get the most out of your activity, we ask that participants meet some minimum abilities.
- NNAS Silver award equivalent skills are required. While you do not need to have completed the Silver award, it is recommended to ensure you are at the required standard.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. We are usually able to accommodate a diverse range of special requirements.
For assessment courses that require logbooks or NGB registration, please ensure these are completed before the course commences.
For introductory activities, we provide all the activity and safety equipment you need. With more advanced courses you may be expected to have some of your own personal equipment; see the Kit List for information. Whether it’s the latest gear, great instruction or comfy accommodation, we aim to provide you with the best we can.
- Maps Of The Location
As well as the activity equipment, you can rest assured that our experienced instructors carry all the necessary group safety equipment, and are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy.
Here is a quick guide to what you need to bring with you for the activity. A full kit list is included with your information pack provided after booking.
- Walking Boots
- Warm Layers
- Snacks/Meals & Drinks (These May Not Be Available At The Location)
If you are struggling with any specialist equipment, then please get in touch, and we may be able to assist.