Choose the right level of course to suit you

Simply click the tabs for each course level and see which text best describes you. Then you can see which course is right for you!

UNS-bronzeDoes this best describe you?

  • I am a complete beginner – I don’t know anything about maps and compasses or navigation – I want to learn a good grounding in the basics
  • I have done a bit of navigation before on simple, clear paths, but I am nervous about going further afield in case I get lost
  • I know the basics but can’t picture contour lines on maps as the ground in front of me
  • I can’t really use a compass properly
  • I must admit I get lost now and again
  • I don’t know what to do in an emergency except ’ring mountain rescue’ and want to learn what to do.

If this is closest to you, then we suggest a FOUNDATION level course may suit you best. Can only spare one day? Then the Nav taster day is right for you!

UNS-silverDoes this best describe you?

  • I am ok with the basics of map symbols, but I am not fully comfortable with navigating by contour shapes and things like that
  • I can do a basic compass bearing but not much else with it, and I don’t tend to use my compass much
  • I am OK on easy areas in reasonable weather but worry if the visibility gets bad such as hill fog or clag
  • I am not confident to go off marked paths and routes in the more difficult terrain
  • I want to learn some more safety and self help techniques incase of an emergency
  • I would like to lead groups and want to learn how to do it
  • I know a little but just want to consolidate the basics and improve.

If this is closest to you, then we suggest an INTERMEDIATE level course may suit you best. Can only spare one day? Then the Nav improver day is best for you!

UNS-goldDoes this best describe you?

  • I am comfortable with the basics and navigating in the hills, but want to learn advanced skills for really wild terrain or bad weather conditions
  • I want to learn additional techniques and strategies for navigating challenging terrain and weather, to add to my own techniques
  • I want an introduction to some night navigation
  • I am getting ready for my Mountain Leader / joining a Mountain Rescue Team / expedition and want to fine tune my navigation
  • I want to lead groups more and learn some advanced group management, self-help, and emergency handling techniques.

If this is closest to you, then we suggest an ADVANCED level course may suit you best.

UNS-night-navDoes this best describe you?

  • I want to learn to navigate at night incase I am late back in winter, or I want to do some night walks
  • I am doing my ML assessment soon and want to practice night nav
  • I am joining a Mountain Rescue Team and want to fine tune my night nav skills

If this is closest to you, then we suggest a NIGHT NAVIGATIONl course may suit you best.

UNS-basic-satnavDoes this best describe you?

(For SatNav read map Apps, or GPS too)

  • I have bought a Satnav (App, GPS, GPSS), and only know how to do the basic like read off the grid reference of where I am
  • I have never used a Satnav but want one and to learn how to use it for fun like hillwalking or geocaching, cycling etc
  • I need to use a SatNav for my job but I am not confident with using one
  • I want to learn how to do things like routes and my own waypoints, look at my tracks etc
  • I want to be confident to use it properly as a navigation aid in an emergency.

If this is closest to you, then we suggest a BASIC SAT NAV course may suit you best.

UNS-advanced-satnavDoes this best describe you?

(For Satnav, read GPS, GNSS, map Apps too)

  • I am comfortable with SatNav basics and using one, but I need to learn advanced techniques such as using an app, a device, computer, to load my own custom routes etc for my own use
  • I am a search manager in Mountain Rescue/Police, Coastguard, or a Moorland Fire Officer, and need to use SatNavs for things like creating custom maps and tracking resources/search area coverage, team management and so on
  • (If you are a GA pilot and want to learn how to plot routes, contact us we do special pilot Satnav courses).

If this is closest to you, then we suggest an ADVANCED SAT NAV course may suit you best.

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  3. Choose your weekend……Job Done.

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