Training

The Training Officer, working with the District Training Committee Representatives, organises regular training events across the Association.  These provide opportunities for members to progress their ringing through sessions with both theory and practice.  Subjects covered have included Double Norwich Court Bob Major, ringing up & down, and Surprise Minor.  If you would like something in particular contact your District Training Representatives or the Training Officer.

Training Program 2021

To find out more about the courses and book a free place: book here
Or follow the links below to the individual courses.


How to Learn Methods – with Dave Bassford
Date: Sunday 24 October
Time: 19:30-21:00

How to Call “Call Changes” – with Steve Jakeman
Date: Sunday 28 November
Time: 19:30-21:00


Some previous recent training

Starting on Handbells w/Mike Wigney
Date: Friday 8 January
Time: 7:00-8:30pm

How to Have Fun with Foundation Skills w/David Smith (Teaching ART)
Date: Saturday 16 January
Time: 10:00-11:30am

Towards Plain Bob w/Sonia Field
Date: Sunday 24 January
Time: 3:00-4:30pm

Safeguarding w/Dave Bassford
Date: Friday 12 February
Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Acquiring Ropesight – and Managing Without It w/Steve Coleman
Date: Saturday 20 February
Time: 10:00-11:30am

Breaking into Calling II – Plain Bob Doubles w/Dave Bassford
Date: Sunday 28 February
Time: 3:00-4:30pm

How to Ring Heavy Bells – w/Julie Cater (talk)
Date: Friday 12 March
Time: 19:00-20:30pm

Listening Skills – w/Clyde Whittaker (talk & practical exercises)
Date: Saturday 20 March
Time: 10:00-11:30am

Breaking into Treble Bob Hunt – w/Dave Bassford  (practical exercises)
Date: Sunday 28 March
Time: 15:00-16:30pm

Women in Ringing  – w/Kira Chase (talk)
Date: Friday 9 April
Time: 19:00-20:30pm

Breaking into Calling III – Putting People Right w/Dave Bassford (practical exercises)
Date: Saturday 17 April
Time: 10:00-11:30am

Breaking into Cambridge Minor – w/Steve Jakeman (practical exercises)
Date: Sunday 25 April
Time: 15:00-16:30pm

Ringing up in Peal – w/Steve Coleman (talk)
Date: Sunday 23 May
Time: 15:00-16:30pm

Ringing with a Disability – w/Steve Coleman and Terina Riches (talk)
Date: Friday 14 May
Time: 19:00-20:30pm

Plain Bob Minor w/Steve Jakeman (practical exercises)
Date: Saturday 15 May
Time: 10:00-11:30am

Splicing Minor Methods – with Dave Bassford
Date: Saturday 19 June
Time: 10:00-11:30

Grandsire Doubles – with Edmund Wratten
Date: Sunday 27 June
Time: 15:00-16:30

Maintenance Checklist and Q&A – with Steve Jakeman
Date: Friday 9 July
Time: 19:00-20:30

Transferring from Virtual to Real – with Lucy Chandhial
Date: Friday 6 August
Time: 19:00-20:30