E3Training deliver both the Adult National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) courses and the young peoples Young Navigator Star Award (YNSA), these courses include advice and information about relevant safety and access issues when walking in the countryside. The NNAS is split into 3 progressive levels.
Bronze NNAS Award
Navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features, basic map interpretation and compass work is included. Candidates for the Countryside Leader Award should be confident at this level before training.
Silver NNAS Award
Navigation in the countryside using skills acquired at bronze level and adding skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks, accurate compass work is required and an ability to use appropriate navigational techniques to go across country in some cases, eg. choosing an appropriate attack point. Candidates for the Countryside Leader Award assessment should be able to navigate at this level.
Gold NNAS Award
Navigation in the countryside using skills of the first two levels, but adding techniques and skills for dealing with complex contour features large and small. The Gold Award is delivered as separate Gold Award Training and Gold Award Assessment courses.
NB: None of these awards are to be used as a leadership qualification of any kind.