What is Learning the Ropes Plus?
Learning the Ropes Plus is an awards scheme which follows on from Learning the Ropes. It is provided to encourage and to make provision for those ringers who have been using the Learning the Ropes scheme and for teachers who want to progress their ringing and be recognised for their achievements.
Unlike Learning the Ropes it is not a progressive scheme, as submissions can be made for any category of achievement at any time. The Learning the Ropes Plus Levels are:
- Surprise Minor
- Stedman Triples
- Surprise Major
- Higher Numbers (ringing on 10 and 12 bells)
- First Peal
- Handbell Ringing
- Tower Captain Skills
Who is eligible to use Learning the Ropes Plus?
- All ringers who have been awarded certificates through the Learning the Ropes scheme
- Members of the Association of Ringing Teachers - ART
- Those teachers who have attended an ART Training Scheme Module and who are working towards accreditation
How does the scheme work?
The scheme is accompanied by a Ringers Personal Achievement Logbook which are available from the SmART Ringer shop. The cost of the logbook is £3.00 and this price includes the issue of electronic certificates of achievement. The logbook will enable you to record your personal ringing achievements and to help you plan your future targets and objectives. Submission for certificates under Learning the Ropes Plus can be made by ringers themselves as well as by their teachers. Ringers on the Learning the Ropes Plus Scheme are eligible for an ART Award.
Ringing and conducting requirements
- Teachers are eligible to submit achievements which were performed after the date of attendance on an ART Training Scheme Module. Earlier performances will not be eligible for submission for this scheme.
- Teachers are eligible to submit achievements by their ringers which were performed after the date the teacher attended an ART Training Scheme Module. Earlier achievements by ringers registered to them will not be eligible for submission for this scheme.
- Submissions for conducting achievements must be Doubles or on a higher number of bells.
- One quarter peal must be rung for each Level except Doubles where two quarter peals of different methods must be rung. These should not include quarters rung for Learning the Ropes Levels 4 or 5
- The ringer must ring a working bell.
- By the end of the LtR scheme ringers should be encouraged to become more self-motivated and self-directed. So to this end submission for certificates can be made by ringers themselves as well as by their teachers.