The UK System incorporates eLearning and streamlined credits. The 2020-21 Education Programme was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Covid19 Fund. #NationalLotteryHeritageFund
Since 2015 the UK has adopted a revised education system streamlining accruing credits and incorporating eLearning on to the Education programme.
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 Foundation in Maritime Archaeology10 or 15 credits
This qualification is achieved by completing:
NAS Certificate in Maritime Archaeology100 credits in total
NAS Award in Maritime Archaeology300 credits in total
NEW FOR 2021: We are excited to launch brand new versions of our award winning eLearning courses to help you begin your archaeological training from the comfort of your own home. There are three courses available, with each made up of a series of modules which include images, videos, animations and quizzes. Discover more about our eLearning courses here....
Members can obtain recognised NAS qualifications reflecting archaeological knowledge and skills gained through NAS Education Programme, partner organisation courses and self-directed fieldwork and research. There are three qualifications to work through: Foundation, Certificate and Award in Maritime Archaeology. Find out more here.
Learn specialist skills in particular areas. Anyone can take these courses and members can gain 5 credits/day toward a qualification if they wish. There are no prerequisites for these courses unless noted in the course documentation. Find out more here.....
Continue your archaeological training at our practical Skills Days that take place on land or underwater. Get in the field with our Recorder Day and learn how to record a site through sketching, photography and video, then on the Surveyor Day learn how to complete a 2D survey of a site and how to use a planning frame to produce a scale drawing. Find out more here...
We run behind-the-scenes tours of museums, historic vessels and places of maritime interest for our members. Read more to find out about our heritage events...
Every year we take qualified divers on an extraordinary experience visiting and learning about some of the UK's amazing protected wrecks. Read more to find out where we go and what we do........