Available courses

Description

This course aims to give you a good all round knowledge of everything to do with call changes, from understanding what they are, to ringing and calling them.

Pre-requisites

None

Outcomes

You should feel more confident to ring and call call changes

Description
This course will teach you how to call bobs effectively and in the right place, and show you how to construct touches using all the calling options for Plain Bob Doubles. It will help students on the Learning the Ropes scheme to achieve their Level 5.

Prerequisites 

You should be competent at ringing touches of Plain Bob Doubles.

Outcomes 

You will confidently call touches and be able to call your first quarter peal of Plain Bob Doubles.  

Description
This course introduces ringers to the concepts and techniques involved in putting together short practice-night touches of spliced, from Plain and Little Bob Minor, through Spliced Surprise Minor, and finishing with examples of splicing the Core 7 Surprise Major.

Pre-requisites
This course assumes that you have experience of calling simple touches of Plain Bob and that you have knowledge of a few Surprise Minor methods, ideally including London.

Outcomes
You will understand how you can combine methods and callings to create touches of spliced of different lengths that will come round.

Description

This course will explain how to safely undertake basic belfry checks and maintenance.

Pre-requisites

You should be physically able to access areas of your tower and belfry. Before undertaking any work in the tower, it's important to have completed a risk assessment which has been approved by your PCC.

Outcomes

You will have learned how to safely work in the tower, undertake a risk assessment, check your belfry for any obvious issues and perform basic maintenance tasks such as replacing a stay.

Description
This course shows you how to care for and work with the ropes in your tower.  Topics include:

  • Rope care and maintenance
  • How and where ropes fail
  • How to diagnose and fix them before they fail
  • Splicing ropes to repair them
  • Which splice to use in each situation
Pre-requisites
None

Outcomes
You will know how to check and care for the ropes in your tower, and prevent and fix common problems.