Available courses

Archaeological Science and Conservation of Marine Finds

Through a combination of pre-recorded videos and a live online discussion session, get an introductory understanding of the theory of archaeological science and conservation of marine finds.

This course can be taken in conjunction with the practical course on Archaeological Science and Conservation of Marine Finds, held at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth UK.

This course is for anyone with an interest in scientific analysis and examination of artefacts and ecofacts from wreck sites. This course completements the practical course mentioned above as well as many other courses on conservation.

See our events page for when this course is next available or contact nas@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org 


Identifying Environmental and Explosive Hazards on Wrecks 2022

Learn how to safely dive on military wrecks and help to identify environmental and explosive hazards on wrecks. This course is a pre-requisite for NAS MOD diving projects. See our events page for when this course is next available or contact nas@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org 


Cannon Research and Recording Course

£50 course fee, 5 credits for NAS members
Learn at your own pace about the history of cannon development and how to identify key features of cannon. Also, get tips from the professionals about how to record cannon above or below the water. While the course is online in delivery, you'll finish with practical skills in how to record cannon and use them to monitor and identify archaeological sites.

Identifying Environmental and Explosive Hazards on Wrecks

Learn how to safely dive on military wrecks and help to identify environmental and explosive hazards on wrecks. This course is a pre-requisite for NAS MOD diving projects. See our events page for when this course is next available or contact nas@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org 


Combined Discover Maritime and Underwater Archaeology

£85 course fee includes a year's NAS membership.

Complete this combined theory course and the practical Skills Days to achieve your NAS Foundation Qualification. This interactive theory course combines the Discover Maritime Archaeology and Discover Underwater Archaeology courses. No prior knowledge is required.

The combined course fee includes one year's NAS membership worth £28 for new members.

At the end of the course if you are enthusiastic to learn more, you should purchase a qualification logbook from the NAS website shop to keep track of all your learning.

Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England

Combined Discover Maritime and Coastal Archaeology

£85 course fee includes a year's NAS membership.

Complete this combined theory course and the practical Skills Days to achieve your NAS Foundation Qualification. This interactive theory course combines the Discover Maritime Archaeology and our Discover Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology course. No prior knowledge is required.

The combined course fee includes one year's NAS membership worth £28 for new members.

At the end of the course if you are enthusiastic to learn more, you should purchase a qualification logbook from the NAS website shop to keep track of all your learning.

Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England


Discover Maritime Archaeology

£50 course fee

Find out what maritime archaeology is all about in the interactive theory course. It is not just about shipwrecks, and it is certainly not all underwater! No prior knowledge required. 

Please note that the course fee does NOT include one year's NAS membership. Register for a combined course to receive one year's NAS membership for new members worth £28 and a £20 discount off your next NAS Education event. Registering on the combined course gives you a saving of up to £48.

This theory course and accompanying practical Recorder Skills Day is the first of the two components of the NAS Foundation qualification, which will allow you to participate in our fieldwork in the UK and overseas.

At the end of the course if you are enthusiastic to learn more, you should purchase a qualification logbook from the NAS website shop to keep track of all your learning.

Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England

Discover Maritime Archaeology ScreenReader Version

£50 course fee

NEW SCREEN-READER ACCESSIBLE VERSION for the visually impaired - Find out what maritime archaeology is all about in the interactive theory course. It is not just about shipwrecks, and it is certainly not all underwater! No prior knowledge required. 

Please note the course fee does NOT include one year's NAS membership. Register for a combined course to receive one year's NAS membership for new members worth £28 and a £20 discount off your next NAS Education event. Registering on the combined course gives you a saving of up to £48.

This theory course and accompanying practical Recorder Skills Day is the first of the two components of the NAS Foundation qualification, which will allow you to participate in our fieldwork in the UK and overseas.

At the end of the course if you are enthusiastic to learn more, you should purchase a qualification logbook from the NAS website shop to keep track of all your learning.

Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England


Discover Underwater Archaeology

£50 course fee

This course, Discover Underwater Archaeology, MUST ONLY BE COMPLETED AFTER THE Discover Maritime Archaeology course. It will take you through the steps of completing an underwater archaeology project from documentary research and planning, through fieldwork and conservation to publication and archiving.

This theory course and accompanying practical Surveyor Skills Days is the second of the two components of the NAS Foundation qualification, which will allow you to participate in our fieldwork in the UK and overseas.

Please note the course fee does NOT include one year's NAS membership. Register for a Combined course to receive one year's NAS membership for new members worth £28 and a £20 discount off your next NAS Education event. Registering on the combined course gives you a saving of up to £48.

At the end of the course if you have not done so already, you should purchase a qualification logbook from the NAS website shop to keep track of all your learning.

Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England


Discover Underwater Archaeology ScreenReader Version

£50 course fee

NEW SCREEN-READER ACCESSIBLE VERSION - for the visually impaired. This course, which follows on from the Discover Maritime Archaeology course, will take you through the steps of completing an underwater archaeology project from documentary research and planning, through fieldwork and conservation to publication and archiving.

This theory course and accompanying practical Surveyor Skills Days is the second of the two components of the NAS Foundation qualification, which will allow you to participate in our fieldwork in the UK and overseas.

The course fee does NOT include one year's NAS membership. Register for a combined course to receive one year's NAS membership for new members worth £28 and a £20 discount off your next NAS Education event. Registering on the combined course gives you a saving of up to £48.

At the end of the course if you have not done so already, you should purchase a qualification logbook from the NAS website shop to keep track of all your learning.

Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England


Discover Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology

£50 course fee

This course, Discover Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology MUST ONLY BE COMPLETED AFTER THE Discover Maritime Archaeology course. It will take you through the steps of completing a coastal and foreshore archaeology project from documentary research and planning, through field-work and conservation to publication and archiving.

This theory course and accompanying practical Surveyor Skills Days is the second of the two components of the NAS Foundation qualification, which will allow you to participate in project activities in the UK and overseas.

The course fee does NOT include one year's NAS membership. Register for a combined course to receive one year's NAS membership for new members worth £28 and a £20 discount off your next NAS Education event. Registering on the combined course gives you a saving of £48.

At the end of the course if you have not done so already, you should purchase a qualification logbook from the NAS website shop to keep track of all your learning.

Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England


Discover Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology ScreenReader Version

£50 course fee

NEW SCREEN-READER ACCESSIBLE VERSION - for the visually impaired. This course, which follows on from the Discover Maritime Archaeology course, will take you through the steps of completing a coastal or foreshore archaeology project from documentary research and planning, through fieldwork and conservation to publication and archiving.

This theory course and accompanying practical Surveyor Skills Days is the second of the two components of the NAS Foundation qualification, which will allow you to participate in our fieldwork in the UK and overseas.

The course fee does NOT include one year's NAS membership. Register for a combined course to receive one year's NAS membership for new members worth £28 and a £20 discount off your next NAS Education event. Registering on the combined course gives you a saving of up to £48.

At the end of the course if you have not done so already, you should purchase a qualification logbook from the NAS website shop to keep track of all your learning.

Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England


Intertidal Combined

This course is no longer available for enrolment as it has been replaced by Foundation Qualification Theory: Discover Maritime, Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology.

Introduction to Maritime Archaeology

This course is no longer available for enrolment as it has been replaced by Discover Maritime Archaeology.

Underwater Combined

This course is no longer available for enrolment as it has been replaced by Foundation Qualification Theory: Discover Maritime and Underwater Archaeology.

NAS Underwater Archaeology Course

This course is no longer available for enrolment as it has been replaced by Discover Underwater Archaeology.

NAS Intertidal and Terrestrial Archaeology Course

This course is no longer available for enrolment as it has been replaced by Discover Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology.


Site news

Cannons Course Launched

by Mark Beattie Edwards -

Announcing our brand new NAS eLearning course ‘Cannon Research and Recording’

Hefin Meara, Maritime Archaeologist from Historic England says “We’re delighted to see the launch of this eLearning course. It provides a fantastic introduction to cannon research, and condenses the knowledge of experts in the field into an easily accessible format. The course will be a huge benefit to those looking to study cannons both above and below the water.”

Learn at your own pace about cannon history, identifying features and tips from the experts about recording cannon above or below the water.

It's only £50, so why not sign up now?

Two divers measuring a canon underwater

Skills Days for 2022 available for booking

by NAS Admin -

After a 2-year covid-related hiatus, Skills Days are back!

There are a number of Foreshore and Underwater Skills Days planned for 2022. Check out the 2022 timetable to find one near you.

Don't forget to book quickly - there are a lot of people that need to do these courses to get their FOUNDATION QUALFICIATION - you don't want to miss out!

 

If there isn't a Skills Days session you can attend - why not book one at a time and place to suit you? Just find five other divers or foreshore enthusiasts and contact us. We'll sort out the rest education@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org


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