august 24th nnas tutor award for 7 participants at gilwern oec
7 participants completed the course yesterday as a step in the direction to becoming NNAS Course Directors for the NNAS Bronze and Silver Navigator Awards.
The client was MonLife who operate the Gilwern OEC and it was an enjoyable course for me to deliver. Participant feedback was very positive.
The morning classroom based theoretical session was at Gilwern OEC and the afternoon practical session on and around the Blorenge.
1. Obviously a well versed and well qualified instructor.
2. Alan casually reinforced student knowledge base in a way that encouragd participation and passed on information with quality.
3. The course was very relaxed and learning materials appropriate to the course.
4. The information given about NNAS was useful and not overloading.
5. The navigation element of the course was produced in a relaxed and friendly way.
6. Talked through ideas, skills and practices.
Learnin some games/resources to use on a course. Going through and checking nav. skills together.
7. Covered nav. skills well and looked at advanced map reading skills with more in-depth nav. skills.
the nnas tutor award
In 2016 the NNAS launched the NNAS Tutor Award, a course for Providers and their Course Directors who teach navigation. It is a recognition that just because one can personally navigate it doesn’t follow that one can teach it!
Who is the Tutor Award for?All Registered Navigator Award Providers and their Course Directors have attended this CPD-accredited course in order to offer the Navigator awards.
The NNAS Tutor Award is suitable for people 16yrs+ only.
Successful completion of the NNAS Tutor Award will also enable (after approval by NNAS) those without a higher hill or mountain walking qualification, but with experience and interest in the outdoors, to help teach on a Bronze award under the guidance of a registered NNAS Course Director. They will be called “Bronze Tutors”. In this case, once the NNAS Tutor Award is completed, an application by email to the NNAS must be made and approved before that person assists on Bronze courses.
The course is a mixture of indoor and outdoor practical sessions and offers the opportunity for candidates to discuss their own methodology as well as learning new techniques from others.
Following on from retirement, more time will be available for hill and mountain walking on a personal basis with friends.