Courses

Courses available:  

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Please seek advice if you are not sure which course would be the most suitable.  Choosing the correct course for your ability will enable you to make progress and to have a constructive day.   
  • Young ringers will not be taught separately but should apply for any appropriate group.
  • Some of the courses may not take place if there is lack of demand or insufficient help available.  You will be asked to indicate a second choice of course when you apply.    Any queries about courses should be directed to the Training Officer (see Contacts on right)
  • The early groups are aligned to the ART Learning the Ropes scheme (LTR) and are designed to give you exercises and experience to be able develop your change ringing skills to pass these levels.  The exercises are flexible and can be tailored to each student’s requirement to get the maximum benefit out of the training day.

Ref Description Pre-requisite Notes 
 ADeveloping Handling skills Able to ring both strokes together unaided and stand the bell.
Develop handling skills including:
  •  Improving bell control
  • Techniques for changing speed
  • Hearing your bell
 BExercises for Elementary Change Ringing
LTR Level 2

 Able to ring competently in rounds.  First steps in change ringing by learning to change places and develop your listening skills through:
  • Kaleidoscope place making
  • Kaleidoscope dodging
  • Leading
  • Whole pull and stand
 CPlain Hunt
LTR Level 3
part 1
 Able to ring rounds and call changes competently and / or kaleidoscopeDevelop your bell control further by plain hunting on different numbers of bells:
  • Plain Hunt on 3, 4 or 5 bells
  • Plain Hunt on the treble and on an inside bell
 DPlain Bob Doubles

You should be able to ring plain hunt competently on any bell and to a method.Practice Plain Bob Doubles with experienced ringers
 ESt Martins and St Simons Doubles  An opportunity to try new Doubles methods with experienced ringers.  You should be able to ring Plain Bob competently.




Students and helpers on a recent Surrey Association 'Up and Down' course