You can begin your archaeological training from the comfort of your own home with our ELearning Programme.

There are three courses available and each is made up of a series of lessons which include images, videos and examples to demonstrate the information. There are short quizzes at the end of most lessons that you must pass to progress to the next section. If you have any questions you can send a message to the course tutor or add questions to the course forum, where you can discuss with other ELearning participants

Once you have completed an ELearning course, why not attend the matching Skills Day? These take place in the field and put the knowledge you have learned into practice. Members can gain credits once they have taken both the Skills Day and corresponding ELearning course.

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ELearning course: Introduction to Maritime Archaeology

The Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course introduces you to the discipline of maritime archaeology taking you from the basic question ‘What is Archaeology’ through to the range of sites we might study, dating techniques and survey methods to get you started recording sites.

Never done archaeology before? That’s no problem, as this course doesn’t require any prior knowledge.

FAQs

Who can get involved?

The ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course is open to anyone who is interested. No prior learning or qualifications are required. There is no age limit on the course, however we ask that those under 16 are supervised by a parent or guardian. 

The course is open to both divers and non-divers. Many nautical or maritime sites are located on the foreshore or completely on dry land so there is plenty to get involved with wherever your interests may lie.

How can I complete the ELearning course: Introduction to Maritime Archaeology ?

To sign up and get started on the ELearning course please click here.

Can I earn credits for participating?

NAS members can earn 5 credits after taking the ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course and participating in a Recorder Day.

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ELearning course: Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology

The ELearning Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology course  allows you to use and build upon your new found knowledge gained from the ELearning course Introduction to Maritime Archaeology. We will walk you through an intertidal or dry archaeological project from the planning phase through to carrying out a field survey and publishing the results. This course will introduce the processes involved in taking a project from conception through documentary research and planning to publication and archiving. You can use the knowledge from this course to take part in fieldwork on site with the Surveyor Day.

FAQs

Who can get involved?

The ELearning Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology course is open to anyone who has previously completed the ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course . There is no age limit on the course, however we ask that those under 16 are accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

To sign up and get started on the ELearning course please click here.

Can I earn credits for participating?

NAS members can earn 5 credits after participating in a Surveyor Skills Day and completed the ELearning course Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology.

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ELearning course: Underwater Archaeology

The ELearning Underwater Archaeology course  allows you to use and build upon your new found knowledge gained from the ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course. We will walk you through an underwater archaeological project from the planning phase through to carrying out a field survey and publishing the results. This course will introduce the processes involved in taking a project from conception through documentary research and planning to publication and archiving. You can use the knowledge from this course to take part in fieldwork on site with the Surveyor Skills Day.

FAQs

Who can get involved?

The Underwater Archaeology course is open to anyone who has previously completed the ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course. There is no age limit on the course, however we ask that those under 16 are accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

How can I complete the ELearning Underwater Archaeology course?

To sign up and get started on the ELearning course please click here.

Can I earn credits for participating?

NAS members can earn 10 credits for participating in a two day Underwater Surveyor Skills Day and also taking the ELearning Underwater Archaeology course.

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Register today

Registering for NAS Online courses is easy, you just need to follow the two simple steps below:

Step 1 - Create an account on the NAS ELearning Site.

Follow the link above which will take you directly to the 'Create new account' form. You will need to fill in the form with your details. Please note that each individual who wishes to create an account will need a different email address.

Once you have completed the form, click 'create my new account'.  An email will be sent to your email address, click on the link in the email and this will confirm your account and you will be logged in to the NAS ELearning Site.

Step 2 - Enrol in your NAS ELearning Course

Once you have logged in to the site, you will see the courses which are available to you. Select the course you wish to enrol in and click on the course title.  You will then be taken to the PayPal page in order to pay for your chosen course and complete your enrolment.

You can pay for the course using a credit/debit card or using your PayPal account.

If you would like to enrol in both the 'Introduction to Maritime Archaeology' and 'Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology' courses OR the 'Introduction to Maritime Archaeology' and 'Underwater Archaeology' courses, you can select the 'Combined' course option that is relevant to you.

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Course Costs

Introduction to Maritime Archaeology Course £25: 1 year’s access to lessons, forums, course hand-outs and NAS Tutor online + NAS Log book + Free 1 Year’s Membership (if your are not already a member)

Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology Course £25: 1 year’s access to lessons, forums, course hand-outs and NAS Tutor online

Underwater Archaeology Course £25: 1 year’s access to lessons, forums, course hand-outs and NAS Tutor online

Combined Courses (Introduction to Maritime Archaeology and Intertidal & Terrestrial or Underwater) £45: 1 year’s access to lessons, forums, course hand-outs and NAS Tutor online + NAS Log book + Free 1 Year’s Membership (if your are not already a member)

Please watch the video below to see how you can get started and register today here.