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Programmed training dates and opportunities are not set in stone and can be moved or adapted.   Group discounts are available to BaDNS members.  The Mountain Skills courses in particular are good for refreshing skills especially consolidation after having done a Silver NNAS.

 

Map Reading

An advanced classroom based course over 5 days on successive weekends.  Covering all there is to know about maps, interpretation, practise and theory.  There are some outdoor exercises and an afternoon practical.  From 50 per person for 8 to 10 people.

 

National Navigation Awards

National Navigation Awards have a minimum of 1 and maximum of 6 students per course from 50 per person.  The Navigation Awards courses are practical and conducted in the outdoors, though there is an introductory classroom session to start off with.  You will need normal outdoor clothing to suit the expected weather, packed lunches, snacks and drinks.  Maps and compasses provided.  Group discounts are available.  The Bronze course is NVQ accredited.

 

  Bronze, an introductory level suitable for the majority of uncomplicated hill and mountain walking, including an assessment:

  Silver, an advanced level making more use of the compass in open hill and moorland off-track, including an assessment:

  Gold training, a very advanced level up to the standard of Mountain Leader:

  Gold Assessments, are conducted on a further 1 day following a suitable period of consolidation.

 

Hill and Mountain Skills, from the Mountain Training Scheme

Hill and Mountain Skills have a minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 students per course at 110 per person.  The Hill and Mountain Skills courses are practical and conducted in the outdoors, though there is an introductory discussion to start off with.  You will need normal outdoor clothing to suit the expected weather, packed lunches, snacks and drinks.  Maps and compasses provided.  Group discounts are available.

 

  Hill Skills is conducted in areas broadly defined as open hill and moorland up to around 600m asl

  Mountain Skills is conducted in upland and mountainous terrain reaching over 600m asl.

   

The Navigation Awards and Hill and Mountain Skills courses are practical and conducted in the outdoors, though there is an introductory discussion to start off with.  You will need normal outdoor clothing to suit the expected weather, packed lunches, snacks and drinks.  Maps and compasses provided.  Group discounts are available.  Recommended equipment list

 

Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS)

This course includes a theory presentation, theory multi-choice test, and a driving assessment.  Successful completion is awarded with a certificate which is required to use local authority minibuses.  From 75 per person for 2 to 5 people.  A D1 or D1(101) licence category is required.

 

Basic First Aid and CPR

Covering essential skills, from 25 per person for 4 to 8 people.

 

Other Courses

Winter Skills, Climbing, Abseiling and multi-day Expeditions can also be arranged.

 

 

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