NNAS Tutor Award

I recently attended a NNAS Tutor award run by Graham Uney in the Lake District. This course will enable me to become a provider of the National Navigation Award Schemes. 

The day was spent with other outdoor practitioners thinking and discussing how we teach certain aspects of navigation. We spent some time familiarising ourselves with the syllabus and framework provided by NNAS to guide our clients through a logical progression. 

We discussed common mistakes made by both instructors and clients. We examined the language and questioning used by instructors which can often confuse clients learning. We came up with alternative methods of explaining a process and how we can keep it simple to begin with and then add next steps. 

It wouldn’t be a navigation workshop without a few games thrown up, drawing maps, following routes, completing map jigsaws and creating our own contours with rope on small grassy knolls.