Available courses

Combined Discover Maritime and Underwater Archaeology

NEW FOR 2021: 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. For a limited time we are also giving you a £20 credit off your next NAS Education Programme event. That's a saving of up to £48.

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

Teacher: NAS Team

Combined Discover Maritime and Coastal Archaeology

NEW FOR 2021: 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. For a limited time we are also giving you a £20 credit off your next NAS Education Programme event. That's a saving of up to £48.

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


Teacher: NAS Team

Discover Maritime Archaeology

NEW FOR 2021: 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

Teacher: NAS Team

Discover Maritime Archaeology ScreenReader Version

NEW FOR 2021: OUR 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


Teacher: NAS Team

Discover Underwater Archaeology

NEW FOR 2021: 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


Teacher: NAS Team

Discover Underwater Archaeology ScreenReader Version

NEW FOR 2021: OUR 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


Teacher: NAS Team

Discover Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology

NEW FOR 2021: 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


Teacher: NAS Team

Discover Coastal and Foreshore Archaeology ScreenReader Version

NEW FOR 2021: OUR 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


Teacher: NAS Team

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.

Teacher: NAS Team

Introduction to Maritime Archaeology

This course is no longer available for enrolment as it has been replaced by Discover Maritime Archaeology.

Teacher: NAS Team

Underwater Combined

This course is no longer available for enrolment as it has been replaced by Foundation Qualification Theory: Discover Maritime and Underwater Archaeology.

Teacher: NAS Team

NAS Underwater Archaeology Course

This course is no longer available for enrolment as it has been replaced by Discover Underwater Archaeology.

Teacher: NAS Team

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.

Teacher: NAS Team

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. Book online for this course here.



Site news

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


More online training opportunities

by NAS Admin -

If you've enjoyed your eLearning experience through these courses, why not try some of our specialty online training opportunities. 

These courses are delivered online at a set time by world experts in their field. We always include practical exercises in these courses so that you have an interactive and engaging experience. And we'll always make sure that there is an ongoing project for you to be part of or some way for you to put your new knowledge and skills into practice. 

Have a look at what is currently available and see if anything takes your fancy - 

https://www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org/Pages/Events/

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