What is the NAS Training Programme?

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The NAS International Training Programme has been delivering courses in nautical archaeology for over 25 years. The programme aims to provide not just an introduction to the subject but also to offer people a chance to build their skills and experience, allowing them to take part in projects and fieldwork around the world and perhaps to run their own projects

The Training Programme has a modular structure, starting with a one day Introduction Course and working through the Part I, II and III Certificates and finally the Part IV Diploma. The programme is open to everybody with the Introduction course requiring no prior learning or qualifications and the programme is designed to allow you to become as involved as you like - with courses in a wide range of topics and subject areas within nautical archaeology there is something for everybody!

The Nautical Archaeology Society Training Programme is aligned with the National Occupation Standards (NOS) for Archaeological Practice. Occupations standards describe the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to undertake a particular task or job to a nationally recognised level of competence. They are the building blocks of the NVQ in Archaeological Practice and by aligning with the NOS the NAS Training Programme is teaching skills needed by practicing archaeologists. The full suite of Occupational Standards is hosted at the TORC website.

For more information on each of the different levels of the training programme please follow the links when you hover over the Training menue above.

For a course booking form please click here.

The NAS has many Training Partners around the world, so if you are interested in training courses outside of the UK, please visit our International pages to see if there is a Training Partner in your area. If there is no-one near by, don't worry - if you have a group who are interested we can always come to you!

NAS Tutors are based around the world and have a variety of different backgrounds. They have experience in a wide variety of projects, on the foreshore, on dry land and underwater, meet some of our Tutor Team by clicking here.

Please follow this link for a pdf of all of the upcoming courses in 2015

BSAC members can now apply for a Recognition of Special Interest Training Card once they have completed a NAS Training Certificate (Introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III or Part IV). You simply need to complete the application form and we will confirm your course details and sign the form for you to return to BSAC along with a photograph and payment. This is also available retrospectively to any BSAC members who have already completed training with the NAS and would like to apply for a card. For more information, please contact the NAS Office.

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