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NAS ELearning Programme

You can complete the NAS Introduction and Part I course theory elements from the comfort of your own home with our ELearning programme.  Learn how to register now.
ELearning
Each course is made up of a series of lessons which include images, videos and examples to demonstrate the different techniques. The theory covered is exactly the same as that which is covered on a traditional face to face course and if you have any questions you can send a message to the course tutor or why not pop it in the course forum.

You can sign up to the Introduction and Part I course through our ELearning site, or why not sign up for our Combined course which will cover both of the courses and will save you money.

Once you have completed the theory lessons for your course, you simply need to attend a fieldschool to have a go at putting the skills you have learnt into practice.  You will have 12 months from the date you enrol in the course in order to complete both the theory and practical elements of the certificate.

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the theory element of each course and the final certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the fieldwork.

Please note that the online lessons currently require the use of ‘Flash Player’ so may not work on your tablet/smart phone.

Who can get involved?
The NAS Introduction to Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology Theory Course is open to anyone who is interested; no prior learning or qualifications are required. The Part I Certificate in Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology Theory Course is open to anyone who has previously completed the NAS Introduction Course, whether on a face-to-face course or through ELearning. There are no other pre-requisites for the course.

There is no age restriction on either course; however we ask that those who are under 16 are accompanied by a parent or guardian whilst undertaking their fieldwork.

How much does the course cost and what is included?
For 2015, the NAS are offering the Introduction, Part 1 and Combined Theory courses for special discounted rates:

NAS Introduction to Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology Theory: £45 (was £53)
Course cost includes:

  • ‘Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice’ (The NAS Handbook)
  • One year ‘Online Newsletter’ Membership to the Society
  • One years access to lessons, forums, course hand-outs and NAS Tutor online

NAS Part 1 Certificate in Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology Theory: £35 (was £65)
Course cost includes:

  • One years access to Part 1 lessons, forums, course hand-outs and NAS Tutor online

NAS Combined Theory Certificate: £75 (was £118)
Sign up for the Introduction course and Part 1 course theory in one go and save £5
Course cost includes:

  • Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice’ (The NAS Handbook)
  • One year ‘Online Newsletter’ Membership to the Society
  • One years access to lessons, forums, course hand-outs and NAS Tutor online

How do I start?
You need to create an account, register and pay for your online course through the NAS ELearning site. For more information on how to do this please click here.

To create an account you simply need an email address and you can pay for the course with your PayPal account or with a credit or debit card.

Don’t believe how good it is?
Why not read some stories from those who have already done the courses? Click here to read what they have to say.

What participants thought…

"This was a great introduction to the subject, and the course was easily as good if not better than some Open University courses I have taken."

I would recommend NAS ELearning, it is a wonderful opportunity to begin a lifetime interest in nautical archaeology.

I couldn’t recommend the NAS courses enough, if you’ve been wondering whether to get involved, do it, you won’t regret it.

Fieldschools
A Foreshore Fieldschool in LondonOnce you have completed your online theory, you will need to complete a practical component to have a go at putting the skills you have learnt into practice.

You can register to attend a diving or non-diving fieldschool at a variety of venues across the UK (minimum diving qualifications will apply for those wishing to take part in an underwater practical).  Once enough interest in a fieldschool has been expressed a date will be arranged and this will be made available to all those working through their theory certificates and anyone working through the NAS Training Programme who wishes to refresh their skills.

For more information on the venues and the types of sites available, please click here
 

 

Want to get involved?
For further information about the course and how the NAS ELearning Programme work, please visit our 'Help and Support' pages.

Access the NAS ELearning Site or click here to find out more about how to register for courses.