eLearning Glossary


Description of common terms

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Education Programme

An internationally recognised training scheme with a hierarchy of qualifications to be achieved by participants. The Education Programme includes: eLearning courses, practical Skills Days, Maritime Archaeology courses, behind-the-scenes events, research opportunities, fieldwork and conferences. It also covers a wide range of topics and subject areas within maritime archaeology and uses experts in their field to deliver the courses and events.

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Intertidal and Terrestrial Archaeology

An eLearning course building upon knowledge gained from the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course. This course will introduce the processes involved in taking a intertidal or terrestrial project from conception through documentary research and planning to fieldwork, publication and archiving. This is the theory component of the Surveyor Skills Day.

Introduction to Maritime Archaeology

An eLearning course providing an introduction to the discipline of maritime archaeology. Starts with the question ‘What is Archaeology’ and goes through to the range of archaeological sites, dating techniques and site recording methods. This is the theory component of the Recorder Skills Day.

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NAS Award

The third and final stage of the internationally recognised Education Programme qualification scheme.
Awarded on completion of NAS Certificate, another 200 credits of NAS courses, events, fieldwork and conferences and a 2,000 word publication.
Equivalent to the previous Part 4

NAS Certificate

The second stage of the internationally recognised Education Programme qualification scheme.
Awarded on completion of the NAS Foundation qualification and 85 or 90 credits worth of NAS courses, events, fieldwork and conferences.
Equivalent to previous Part 2

NAS Foundation

The first stage of the internationally recognised Education Programme qualification scheme.
Awarded on completion of two eLearning courses and the Recorder and Surveyor Days
Equivalent to previous Introduction and Part 1 courses

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Skills Days

The practical face-to-face courses that compliment the eLearning theory courses.
Recorder Day teaches how to record a site through sketching, photography and video and goes with Introduction to Maritime Archaeology
Surveyor Day teaches how to complete a 2D survey of a site and how to use a planning frame to produce a scale drawing and goes with either Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology or Underwater Archaeology

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Underwater Archaeology

An eLearning course that builds upon knowledge gained from the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course. This course will introduce the processes involved in taking an underwater project from conception through documentary research and planning to publication and archiving. This is the theory component of the Surveyor Skills Days.