Satmap & Xpedition GPS course - Northumberland


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Overview
This training day is designed to introduce you to the principles of GPS Navigation using your Active 12 or 20 and how you could use GPS as an aid to navigation at home or abroad. 

The day will be a practical hands-on training day with the morning session mainly outdoors covering navigation on the map page using POI’s and Routes. 

If you attend a course you also get free access to our online resource and you get email support for 1-year post-course (normally £80.00).

The afternoon session will explore and demonstrate the use of SatMap’s unique in the clouds Xpedition planning & sharing software, we will demonstrate to you how to plan a route using Xpedition software and send it to your GPS using SatSync Software. 


Please bring your GPS with OS GB Map or map covering the Northumberland area and USB cable supplied with your unit.

 Itinerary

Session 1 - Morning 9.30am to 1pm approx

- Introduction to GPS & how the GPS system works (Indoors)

- Install batteries & Maps on SD cards (Indoors)

- Switch on & Menus & Soft Keys (Indoors)

- Setup your GPS for use at home & abroad (Indoors) GPST worksheet provided

- Calibrate Compass (Indoors)

- Navigate to location by entering map co-ordinates (Outdoors)

- Use the map page to mark location and GoTo (Outdoors)

- Navigate Route created on the map page (Outdoors)

- Follow a route from the routes menu

- Understand how Trails work (Outdoors) 

- The importance of Housekeeping when using Trails & Trip data. (Indoor session) 

Session 2 - Afternoon 1pm to 4.00pm approx

- An introduction to Xpedition and how it works

- About Free & Premium Xpedition and what you get for your money 

- Demonstration on how to connect your Active 12/20 to a Windows PC and access Xpedition (Indoors)

- Demonstration on using SatSYNC (Windows Version only) to send saved GPX to your Active 12/20 (Indoors) 

- Follow route sent to Active 12/20 (Outdoors)

- On-going support & training using GPS Training online resource (Indoors)

- Final questions (Indoors)

 


Tea & Coffee supplied morning & afternoon – Please bring your own lunch.

 

 Please note SatMaps SatSync software for the Active 12/20 is currently only compatible for Windows users and not Mac users, you can Transfer Routes directly to the Active 20 on a Mac without the need for SatSync.

The course covers the practical side of using your GPS device and only a demonstration on the Windows SatSync Software hence you do not need to bring a computer with you as we will not be training on the computer side of things on this 1 day practical course.

Location

The course will be taking place at the home of GPS Training:  

Muckles Yard, Bridge Street, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SG

 

Road miles to:

 - Alnwick – 11 miles
 - Newcastle upon Tyne – 35 miles
 - Durham – 55 miles
 - Edinburgh – 80 miles
 - York – 115 miles
 - Leeds – 135 miles

Terms & Conditions

GPS Training - Booking Terms & Conditions: 

It is essential that you read, understand and accept the following terms and conditions prior to making a booking for one of our courses. 


1. BOOKINGS 

Once a booking has been made by internet, by telephone or by post and the course fees or deposit paid, the booking becomes firm. By making a firm booking, you are 

Entering into a contract. Your contract is with GPS Training, which is part of Shepherds Walks Ltd

Registered office – Shepherds Walks Ltd, Muckles Yard, Bridge Street, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7SG

Bookings are only accepted in Sterling. If you pay by credit card in another currency, you will be responsible for any currency conversion costs incurred. 

You will receive a written confirmation by email (if you gave us your email address) or by post (if you have no email address). Please bring this to the course as proof of booking. If you cancel your booking, you may be entitled to a refund as explained in section 2 and 3 below. 


2. PAYMENT OF BALANCE OF COURSE FEE 

All courses must be paid in full at the time of booking


3. CANCELLATION & AMENDMENT BY YOU 

Cancellation of UK based GPS day courses only 

If you wish to cancel your course booking, you must notify us in writing (by post or email).

Refund policy, after customer cancelation

1. 56 days or more before course/walk/ event date - Full refund minus £10.00 admin charge or free transfer onto another course.
2. More than 28 days and less than 56 days a 50% refund or free transfer onto another course.
3. Less than 28 days before the course/walk/ event date no refund will be given.

Amendment of all course

i) If you are unable to take up your course, you may arrange for someone else to attend/ go in your place provided that you notify us in writing (by post or email) at least 7 days before the course. A £10 administration charge (including VAT) will be charged to your credit card for this service. 


4. MINIMUM NUMBERS 

We reserve the right to cancel a course if insufficient places have been sold to make it viable. If this happens we will endeavour to give you at least two weeks’ notice prior to the course date. If you would prefer to transfer your place to an alternative available course date we will do this for you, otherwise we will give you a full refund. 


5. INSURANCE 

We strongly advise you to arrange insurance to cover personal accident, cancellation of your holiday by yourselves or GPS Training, loss of personal effects and personal liability. GPS Training cannot accept responsibility for illness, injury or loss, other than that caused by our proven negligence. 


6. FORCE MAJEURE 

We will not be liable to pay any compensation if we are forced to cancel or change any aspect of the course due to circumstances beyond our control which we or our host location managers could not have reasonably foreseen or forestalled. Such circumstances include, but are not restricted to war or threat of war, terrorist activity, riots or civil strife, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disasters, fire or bad weather. 


7. HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY 

GPS Training takes your health and safety very seriously. To ensure this, everything we do has your safety and wellbeing as an absolute priority. This is achieved through the implementation or our Health & Safety Policy. A copy of this is available at all course and holiday locations and is available on request from our office. 

It is your responsibility to inform the course leader and tutor of any medical condition that might affect your performance whilst walking in our company. 


8. INFORMATION 

Any statements, descriptions, illustrations, photographs, drawings or any other matters contained in our website, advertisements or other literature are made in good faith but are not guaranteed to be accurate and are intended merely to represent a general picture of our courses and shall not form any part of the contract between us. 

We reserve the right to improve our courses from time to time so that the descriptions as set out in our website, advertisements and other literature may not match identically with the actual course content and participant experience. 


9. COMPLAINTS 

We will try to resolve any problems as soon as you notify us of them. If you want to complain during the course, please inform your Course Leader. If the problem cannot be resolved to your satisfaction, please notify our head office in writing within 14 days of the completion of the course, setting out the full details of the complaint. We will reply to you within 14 days of the receipt of your letter. 


10. ONLINE RESOURCE 

Our Online courses are provided, maintained and controlled by GPS Training entirely at our discretion. The purchase of an online training course from GPS Training in no way guarantees any right of access to the online resource. By signing up for our online resource you agree to GPS Training using your email address to send you a copy of their monthly newsletter; you can unsubscribe at any time. 


11. YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS 

We do not pass on your personal details or email address to a third party.

Covid 19

Booking onto a GPS Training course for 2021

A number of you have quite rightly asked questions before booking onto our Satmap or Garmin GPS Training courses around the country.

We are currently planning to deliver courses starting from the following date:

- England - 6th March 2021 - Mungrisdale, Lake District

 

I hope the following questions answer any questions you have –

1. If I book a course and the country goes into lockdown what will happen?

If you are booked on a course and the country goes into a national lockdown and we are unable to deliver your course, we will hold your place on file (with a 5 year expiry date) or transfer you to another course date post lockdown that works for you.

2. If I book on a course and I have to self isolate what happens to my course booking?

If you must self-isolate due to coming into contact with someone with COVID-19 we will hold your place on file (with a 5 year expiry date) or transfer you to another course date post lockdown that works for you. Please see NOTE 1 at the bottom of this page.

3. What happens if I go into a regional tier that I am not able to travel out of to a course I have booked on?

As we are delivering an educational course you can travel in and out of tiers to attend our GPS training courses.

As long as there is no national lockdown you can attend a course anywhere in the country.

4. What happens if I get COVID-19 and therefore I am not able to attend a course I am booked on.

If you get COVID-19 and you are unable to attend the course you are booked on we will hold your place on file (with a 5 year expiry date) or transfer you to another course date post lockdown that works for you. Please see NOTE 1 at the bottom of this page.

5. If I need to stay overnight and the accommodation, I am booked in closes due to COVID restrictions.

Even during a national lockdown (which courses would never be run in) you are still able to stay in accommodation if you are away for educational reasons i.e. a GPS training course.

Therefore, if you are booked onto a course and you are struggling to find accommodation please just get in touch. As we also stay away when delivering courses, we can personally advise you of some options available to you.

6. What is the maximum number on the course?

With the current legislation we are limiting course numbers to 5 participants and 1 trainer. If this advice changed the course numbers may increase.

If you have any further questions, please do get in touch.

Please, please do give us as much notice as possible with any changes to your health (regarding COVID -19).

NOTE 1 - As you will appreciate with the smaller groups we are currently having on our courses if one person drops out with short notice and we are unable to resell their place we lose money on that course.

So being honest with us and giving us as much notice as possible will reduce the risk of this happening.