Quarterly training days
In the Tonbridge District, we offer quarterly “training days” that are available on a first come-first served basis. They take place on the first Saturdays in March, June, September and December. The standard courses offered are:
- Rounds and call changes
- Plain hunt
- Plain Bob Doubles
- Grandsire Doubles
- Treble bob hunting
Mike Worthington organises these days on behalf of the District Ringing Masters.
It is intended that anyone needing a particular course should make a request for a programmed date and Mike will attempt to match the topics to the demand. If there is insufficient demand or resources for a particular topic the training course will not be held.
Please try to plan ahead. Scheduling towers, helpers and students is time-consuming and has to be done in good time. Usually planning commences six to eight weeks ahead. Last-minute requests are unlikely to be met!
To enable students to get the most from our training we highlight below the necessary skills for students to attend each course. The intention is to help students gain the most from training by preparing for it in advance. This is not intended to be a barrier to entry but a help to getting the most from the courses. If you need help meeting these requirements we can try to provide it in advance.
You can see the scheduled dates for quarterly training days on the District calendar.
The district schedule also contains dates for other topics. These topics will be announced at the time of opening bookings (usually 6 to 8 weeks before the date of the event).
Courses tend to be run in local towers in the District (usually using a simulator). The sessions usually run from 9.30am to 1.30pm commencing with a theory session and with a later break for coffee.
Other “bespoke” courses can be organised from time to time. Let us know if there’s a specific training need where you would like some help. We can also consider running specific training for individual towers if a concrete need can be identified.