There are three qualifications that NAS members can work through as they develop their archaeological skills: Foundation, Certificate and Award. Members progress through these qualifications by earning credits which are accrued by participating in courses, events and fieldwork.

  • NAS-run activities = 5 credits/day.
  • Non-NAS or self-directed activities = 2.5 credits/day.

NAS Foundation in Maritime Archaeology
10 or 15 credits
This qualification is achieved by completing:

  • Two Elearning courses: Intro to Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Archaeology or Intertidal Archaeology
  • Underwater Recorder and Surveyor Skills Days or Foreshore Recorder and Surveyor Skills Days

NAS Certificate in Maritime Archaeology
100 credits in total
This qualification is achieved by completing:

  • NAS Foundation, and
  • 85 or 90 credits from Maritime Archaeology Courses, Events or Fieldwork

NAS Award in Maritime Archaeology
300 credits in total
This qualification is achieved by completing:

  • NAS Certificate (worth 100 credits),and an additional
  • 200 credits from Maritime Archaeology Courses, Events or Fieldwork, and
  • A 2,000 word archaeological report