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 run by NAS or our affiliated training partners or through self directed fieldwork and research.

  • 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