Available courses

Identifying Explosive and Environmental Hazards on Wrecks 2024
Specialty Courses
BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. Learn how to contribute to the MoD''s potentially polluting wrecks programme by completing this pre-requisite course for NAS MoD diving projects. Learn to safely dive on military wrecks, identify environmental and explosive hazards on wrecks and write useful desk-based assessments on potentially polluting wrecks.
QGIS in Maritime Archaeology
Specialty Courses
This online introductory course will provide an overview of features in QGIS – a freely available GIS software package commonly used by archaeologists. While the skills learned during this course are applicable to archaeology in general, there will be a focus on use of the programme for maritime archaeology.
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Identifying Explosive and Environmental Hazards on Wrecks 2023
Specialty Courses
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. The next course is 7-9pm BST 5 and 8 June 2023. Book on our events page or contact nas@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org 
Cannon Research and Recording Course
Specialty Courses
£50 course fee, 5 credits for NAS membersLearn 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.Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England
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Photography and Photogrammetry for Maritime Archaeology
Specialty Courses
£50 course fee, 5 credits for NAS membersThis is a course for beginners on how to use the technique of photogrammetry to record artefacts, features and sites to create 3D models of them for use in maritime archaeology.Anyone can complete this theory course, but to create the 3D models participants will require reasonably new computers with AMD or Nvidia graphics card. Note that MAC users will only be able to use one of the two recommended photogrammetry programmes in Module 6.Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England
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Combined Discover Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Discover NAS Education Programme
£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
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Combined Discover Maritime and Coastal Archaeology
Discover NAS Education Programme
£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
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Discover Maritime Archaeology
Discover NAS Education Programme
£50 course feeFind 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
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Discover Maritime Archaeology ScreenReader Version
Discover NAS Education Programme
£50 course feeNEW 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
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Discover Underwater Archaeology
Discover NAS Education Programme
£50 course feeThis 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
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Discover Underwater Archaeology ScreenReader Version
Discover NAS Education Programme
£50 course feeNEW 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
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Discover Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology
Discover NAS Education Programme
£50 course feeThis 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
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Discover Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology ScreenReader Version
Discover NAS Education Programme
£50 course feeNEW 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
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25% Discount on practical course for Discovery Archaeology eLearning

by NAS Admin -

For a limited time we have a 25% discount on all Archaeological Skills Days. These are the practical courses that follow on from the Discover Archaeology eLearning courses.

There are many dates and venues to chose from throughout the year (see link below). Just make sure you book before 6th June!!!!

https://www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org/skills-days

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New look!

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Hi eLearners. 

Do you like our new look?! We've just had an upgrade to the latest version of Moodle and I think it looks fantastic and I'm finding it easier to navigate. Hopefully you do too.

Peta (NAS Education Manager)

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