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Learning & Development


The Learning & Development Workgroup is a functional team within the Guild, with the aim of providing the advice and tools required to enable both groups and individuals to develop to their full potential, and achieve their aspirations. Also, to build and maintain an effective training network which promotes excellence in development. The Group’s full Terms of Reference can be found here: L&D ToR

A list of Workgroup members can be found here: The Team

Courses in 2024

Course Name

Course Scope


2024 dates

Tower Captain workshop Long Crendon 3rd Feb
Rope Management and Splicing Radley 10th Feb
ART Module 1 Teaching Bell Handling Abingdon 16th Mar
Training Officers Meeting Zoom 27th Mar
Radley Basic Methods on 6 & 8 bells South of Oxford area 13th Apr
Basic General Belfry Course tbc 27th Apr
Michaelmas Advanced Methods on 6 & 8 bells South East part of the Guild 28th Sep
Steeple Aston Basic Methods on 6 & 8 bells North West part of the Guild 26th Oct
Rope Management and Splicing Steeple Aston 26th Oct
Higher Numbers Grandsire Caters Shrivenham 2nd Nov

Resources and Information




Practical Courses Grants for Training
Oxfordshire Ringing School Bell Handling Videos from ART
Online Learning Resources Training Meetings
Striking Toolbox L&D Webinars
Educational Leaflets Training Aids
Running a Tower
Central Council online publication
Central Council L&D
This links to the CCCBR Website
Training to teach bell handling and change ringing The Association of Ringing Teachers
Discovering Bellringing
Recruitment video from the CCCBR
Enjoyment from Bellringing
Recruitment video from the CCCBR