NAVIGATION - A DIFFERENT APPROACH By Nigel Williams Navigation is a common weak area on many Mountain Training Courses and therefore it is time to re-consider the basics of how and what we teach and the knowledge we pass on. This workshop will provide a tool box of progressions and ideas for teaching navigation from the most fundamental skills of map setting and contours to teaching the compass, navigation strategies and relocation skills. Orienteers use maps with only northing lines and compasses without degree markings or a rotating capsule, so how do they become the best on foot navigators in the world? The orienteering map is to teaching navigation what the indoor climbing wall was to teaching climbing 20 years ago. The workshop will explore some of their methodology and consider how we can use that to help train and provide navigation confidence for our hill walking clients whether they be novices or training to be Mountain Leaders. There is the option with this course to register and become an NNAS Tutor on the Saturday. Saturday 30th September is a formal National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Tutor Training workshop for those who wish to be certificated to deliver bronze and silver NNAS awards in the future. There is an additional £10 charge on this days’ workshop which covers the registration process to become a tutor. NNAS uses the tahdah CMS system, so registration prior to the course starting is essential and cannot be retrospective. Sunday 1st October is a Teaching Navigation workshop for anyone not interested in the NNAS certification. However both workshops cover the same material so the decision to make is; do you expect to be an NNAS tutor or provider in the future? Existing NNAS tutors have a further year to attend this training workshop to remain a current tutor. In making this decision you should appreciate that if you attend the Sunday workshop and later approach NNAS to be a tutor it cannot be backdated and you will have to attend a formal NNAS tutor training course thus repeating much of the content. If you require further information on this please email firstname.lastname@example.org before 22nd September - please note that I will be away from all communication the week prior to this weekend event. This is recognised as CPD by BAIML and MTA. This is an all day workshop, running from 9am to 4pm with an hours break for lunch at 12pm. Cost includes a £10 NNAS registration fee. Nigel Williams is an MIC, IML and level 3 Orienteering coach. He has been Head of Training at Glenmore Lodge for 20 years and has developed this workshop with the aim of supporting the huge range of people who teach others to navigate and to find a way to reduce the high levels of navigation deferrals on NGB awards where the subject is assessed.