Yorkshire Association

These courses are available through the Education Committee or your Branch and are available to all members.

Some courses have outlines, some have pdf files of presentations, some have notes. If highlighted there should be a link to download the relevent documents. If you would like to download the course in presentation format please let me know.

For further details please contact your Branch Education Representative or the Convenor.


1 Basic Course Requirements   What is needed when running a course
2 From Call Changes to Plain Hunt    A guide to how to get there
3 Learning a new method   Advice on what to do when asked to “learn” a method
4 Say"Go" with confidence    Introduction to conducting with emphasis on Plain Bob Doubles
5 Basic Bell Handling   Improving handling including raising and lowering
6 Rounds and Call changes   Practice in ringing and calling changes
7 Easy Steps to Plain Hunting   Practice in ringing Plain Hunt on 5 & 6 bells
8 A Beginner's guide to...    Theory and practice of ringing a method of your choice
9 Ringing up and Down in Peal   Theory and practice of ringing up and down in peal
10 Tower and bell maintenance   Advice on maintenance of towers and bells of different types.
11 Rope Splicing   Long and short splicing. Splicing synthetic and natural fibre ropes
12 How to be a helper   Advice and practice on what to do to help other ringers
13 Theory of composition   How method structure can be used to check touches
14 Have a go at Handbells   Practical ringing of Plain Hunt on 6 and understanding how to ring Plain Bob Minor
15 Tune Ringing on Handbells   Practice ringing tunes
16 Advanced Change Ringing on Handbells   Plain Bob Minor and other methods such as St. Clements
17 Say “Go” again   More about conducting including coursing orders
18 Recruitment and Retention    
19 A Beginner's guide to Stedman   All you need to know to ring Stedman at any stage
20 Ringing Speak   A quick run through some of the words we use when ringing and what they mean. Some of it might even be useful!
21 Kaleidoscope Ringing   Have Kaleidoscope explained, and see how it could be used to make the first steps beyond rounds.
22 Learning Yorkshire Major   Learn Yorkshire Major thoroughly - know more than just the blue line; see how your bell relates to the treble and other bells.
23  Getting to Grips with Grandsire   Learn the method, the effect of calls and discover some simple touches.
24 York Surprise Minor   Learn York Surprise Minor thoroughly - know more than just the blue line; see how your bell relates to the treble and other bells.
25 Not the Ringing World Diary   A brief guide to using your smart phone for learning methods and calling
26 Calling Plain Bob Minor  Notes Conducting simple touches in plain bob minor. Knowing suitable compositions, the effect of calls and how to keep it right.
27 Opening the Tower



Practical Experiences from Two Towers. Every tower is unique, so this is just to give you some ideas of what works for us.
28 Welcome to the World of Plain Minor   What next after Plain Bob Minor
29 Bobs and Singles in Plain Bob   Learn what happens at a bob or single in a plain minor method. How it affects you and the other ringers.
30 From Plain Hunt to Plain Bob    
31 The Ups and Downs of Call Changes  

Understand fully what is involved in called changes, from both the caller's point of view and the learner's. See how they can benefit the learner, how to successfully call them and how to react to calls. 

32 What to do ith a simulator  

Application of simulators etc. Discover what is out there and what you could use for teaching yourself or others.