National Navigation Award Scheme – SILVER AWARD

National Navigation Award Scheme – SILVER 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.

The NNAS Silver Navigator Award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 5 and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.

    2 Days
    6 MAX
    Included from our Newcastle base.
    Meet at our office
  • FOOD
    Hot drinks and snacks are provided, bring a packed lunch
    13+Years. Suited to: Solo adventurers, couples, groups

TOTAL COST: £195.00


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Adventure Silver National Navigation Award Course:
Explore, Learn, Navigate Embark on a thrilling two-day Silver National Navigation Award Scheme course with Alexander Adventure, designed to elevate your navigation

Course Overview:
The Silver National Navigation Award builds upon the foundation laid by the Bronze level, introducing advanced navigation techniques essential for exploring features and locations away from established paths. Throughout the course, participants will master accurate compass work and learn to select the most suitable navigational techniques for crossing open country.


The Silver Navigator Award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 5, earning participants 2 SCQF credit points upon completion.

Practical Skills:
Participants will learn to relate landforms such as hills, valleys, re-entrants, and spurs to map contours, using them as effective navigation aids in varying visibility conditions.
Compass Mastery: Develop proficiency in compass use, including following accurate bearings, aiming off, checking linear features, and using back bearings to ensure route accuracy.

Distance Measurement:
Learn to measure distances on the ground in open terrain using timing and pacing, making practical adjustments for any variations. Strategic Navigation: Plan and implement navigational strategies, simplifying legs using coarse navigation, attack points, and fine navigation techniques.

Safety and Awareness:
Recognize dangerous terrain, navigate in poor visibility or darkness, and quickly identify and rectify navigation errors.
Fitness and Environmental Considerations: Understand how personal fitness and terrain impact route choice, and be prepared for demanding conditions with suitable clothing, equipment, and first aid knowledge.

Countryside Responsibility:
Demonstrate an understanding of the Countryside Code, access legislation, and the environmental impact of outdoor activities. Learn about responsibilities towards farming, forestry, and conservation. Sustainability: Grasp the impact of outdoor activities on the environment and discover ways to minimize and promote sustainable use.

Join us for an enriching experience that not only hones your navigation skills but also instills a deep appreciation for responsible outdoor exploration. Alexander Adventure is your gateway to mastering the Silver National Navigation Award.

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8th & 9th June, 14th & 15th September

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May, Jun


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