Bridge - Get started (2- Bidding)

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Course codeBS2

Learn about Bridge bidding. This first step course will teach some easy bidding sequences and responses. An interactive lesson with online practice play.

When and where


From 25 Feb 2021 to 25 Mar 2021
Thu 14:00-16:00

5 weeks

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25 Feb 2021

14:00 to 16:00

04 Mar 2021

14:00 to 16:00

11 Mar 2021

14:00 to 16:00

18 Mar 2021

14:00 to 16:00

25 Mar 2021

14:00 to 16:00



with Lorna Watson


Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £70 , the concession rate is £42. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details click here to see our fees policy.


Learn about Bridge bidding. This first step course will teach some easy bidding sequences and responses. An interactive lesson with online practice play.

What can students expect?

A first course in Bridge Bidding. You will know a little about card play already from our introductory course or past experience. This course starts with simple bidding sequences and contracts which you will learn to play with classmates.
The course will show you techniques and bidding rules via on line presentations (live and recorded) and interactive quiz and demonstration.
An online program is used for live card play practice.
Online links via Google Meet or similar and may include multiple room options for larger groups.

For further information, contract tutor:

Late starters allowed?

Yes Late start is possible but contact the tutor to discuss.

Previous experience required?

No knowledge of bridge needed
You need to be confident using a computer but there is no need to be an expert, as lots of help will be given.

What is the progression route?

After each “module” topic, you can progress to the next one. Bridge is a game that you can learn to a high level or just learn enough to enjoy playing with friends.

Are there any extra costs?

There is monthly subscription of £5 for access to online learning materials (which are from an education charity). The first month is free and it can be cancelled at any time. This means that it is not necessary to buy a course book as the learning platform provides handouts, quizzes and extra material for your learning.
Full instruction will be given on the first session.

Work set between sessions?

Your online subscription gives you access to view lesson material in between lessons, take quizzes and watch videos. Online play with classmates is also possible.

Teaching method/style?

Using the online resources, you can view material before, during and after lessons. (Known as a flip learning approach). Theory is supported by practical online guided play sessions.
The technical challenges involved in learning a new card and getting to grips with the technology can be helped along by things like quizzes in between lessons and re-watching videos and demonstrations of card play.

Equipment Required

For on line learning:
You will need a laptop, PC, Mac or tablet / ipad.
A second device (mobile phone) may be useful for voice link when using online play (but not essential) if you are using a tablet or iPad.