Learning the Ropes Certificates

As ringers pass each of their Learning the Ropes levels, their achievement is published nationally in the Ringing World, our own quarterly newsletter ART Works and here on the ART website.


The following ringers registered on the Learning the Ropes scheme have had their progress nationally acknowledged by their ringing teacher. Bell handling and foundation skills are teacher assessed. All subsequent levels are assessed by quarter peal. To pass Level 5 a ringer must have rung a minimum of six quarter peals. Well done!

Sharon Jewitt of Tadcaster

Received LtR L3 during April 2019

Gil Firth of Tadcaster

Received LtR L4 during April 2019

Peter Martin of Hutton All Saints

Received LtR L1 during April 2019

Madhu Davies of Great Wilbraham

Received LtR L1 during April 2019

Isaac Darling of St Margaret's, Dunham Massey

Received LtR L1 during April 2019

Lorraine Niblett of Sidmouth

Received LtR L1 during April 2019

Martin Potts of St Nicholas Bradfield

Received LtR L1 during April 2019

Rosemary Hadow of The London Bellringing School - Pimlico, St Saviour

Received LtR L1 during April 2019

Dorinda Ostermann of Docklands Ringing Centre - Limehouse

Received LtR L2 during April 2019

Chris Hinkins of All Saints, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Received LtR L2 during April 2019

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What do the levels mean?

Bell Handling

Safe and competent bell handling including raising and lowering a bell. » Level 1

Foundation Skills

Ringing with others; able to dodge, make places, and ring simple call changes. » Level 2

Introduction to Change Ringing

Competent at plain hunt and covering. Demonstrated by ringing two quarter peals at least one of which is on the treble. » Level 3

Novice Change Ringer

Ringing and calling touches of a doubles or minor method. Demonstrated by ringing a quarter peal inside. Raising and lowering a bell in peal. » Level 4

Change Ringer

Ringing and calling a second method and ringing touches of Plain Bob. Demonstrated by ringing three quarter peals including inside to Plain Bob Minor. » Level 5

Learning the Ropes Plus

For ringers who have progressed beyond level 5. Acknowledges achievements in ringing, conducting and organisation. » Learning the Ropes Plus