Learning the Ropes Plus is an awards scheme provided to encourage and to make provision for those ringers who have successfully completed the Learning the Ropes scheme and want to progress further. Unlike Learning the Ropes it is not a progressive scheme, as submissions can be made for any category of achievement at any time. Electronic certificates will be issued as for Learning the Ropes.
By the end of the Learning the Ropes scheme ringers should be encouraged to become more self-motivated and self-directed. Therefore, submission for certificates under Learning the Ropes Plus can be made by ringers themselves as well as by their teachers. There is a need for ART to make provision for further development of accredited teachers therefore this scheme offers certification to ART Teachers in addition to their ringers.
The Levels of Learning the Ropes Plus are:
- Surprise Minor
- Stedman Triples
- Surprise Major
- Higher Numbers (ringing on 10 and 12 bells)
- First Peal
- Handbell Ringing
- Tower Captain Skills
How to enrol
Learning the Ropes Plus is open to all ringers who have used Learning the Ropes scheme or teachers using the ART Training Scheme. Once enrolled on either the Learning the Ropes scheme or an ART Training Scheme Module, you will be able to enrol for Learning the Ropes Plus.
Enrol through being a Learning the Ropes Ringer
You need to be firstly registered onto Learning the Ropes by a Teacher who has been accredited through or is using the ART Training Scheme. Find a Teacher near you through the ART website.
Enrol through being an ART Training Scheme Teacher
You need to firstly attend an ART Training Scheme Module 1, Module 2F or Module 2C Day Course. Have a look at the calendar of upcoming ART Training Scheme Day Courses.