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This course is offered as part of the MTA CPD programme, and is aimed at anyone involved in the teaching of navigation to groups such as Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants, young peoples' groups, Scouts & Guides or adults.

The day aims to give you the chance to share good practice, gain new skills, look at the use of GPS and mapping technology and try new techniques. It is very much a sharing of ideas, not a “taught” day and there will be plenty of time available for Q&A.

Date & Times
Saturday 10th November. Start at 9.00am and finish around 5pm, but please allow some flexibility.

Chailey Secondary School, Mill Lane, South Chailey, East Sussex, BN8 4PU. Please use the main car park at the front of the school. Go to the mobile classrooms to the left of the main entrance.

You must have experience of navigation techniques and ideally have completed BEL, WGL or ML training.
This is not a “learn to navigate” day, or a “brush up” before going for assessment.

We will be walking either on the Weald around Chailey, or on the South Downs.
Either area is likely to be very muddy, so bring your normal hill walking kit to wear, plus some Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI)re clothes
Hat and gloves may well be needed
A change of footwear for use indoors
A packed lunch and drink for the day – we will provide tea and coffee
A pen and paper is very useful
If you have a GPS, you are welcome to bring it

Review of navigation techniques – why do we know them, are they all appropriate for novices
Where do you start?
Fun and games to aid learning
Use of Orienteering
Use of Computer Mapping Software
GPS use
Practical sessions looking a coaching, goal setting, feedback etc
Sharing of experience and ideas



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