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The National Rigging Certificate (NRC) is a qualification that has been developed for riggers working within the entertainment industry. The scheme enables riggers to demonstrate their practical skills, knowledge and expertise to a professional standard and attain recognition of those skills in their chosen rigging discipline. Each individual who achieves the qualification receives a Certificate and skills ID card.

Unusual Rigging has been a contributor to, and supporter of, the NRC accreditation scheme since its inception in 2007. The scheme is widely recognised within the entertainment industry and many companies, including Unusual Rigging, have added their endorsement to the scheme.

All of Unusual’s Crew Chiefs are NRC accredited at Level 3 and Riggers at Level 2.

The National Event Lifting Certificate (NELC) has been developed with the following people in mind:
 - Those who already work in the industry in other disciplines such as Lighting, Sound Video or Scenery, whoa re called upon to carry out rigging tasks including lifting operations during the course of their duties
 - Individuals who would like to be assessed for their skills within rigging, withough undertakingworking at height elements of the role
 - Candidates on the Trainee Rigger Programme who have no inclination or intention to work at height.

Assessments for both NRC and NELC are carried out at Unusual's HQ in Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire. The Centre is managed by qualified Assessor Robin Elias and Centre Administrator Gemma Millar.

Current assessment dates for 2017 are:

15/16 May - NRC
17/18 May - NELC
10/11 July - NRC
12/13 July - NELC
11 September - NRC Levels 2 & 3
12 September - NRC Level 2
13/14 September - NELC
6/7 November - NRC
8/9 November - NELC

More information about the NRC

PLASA Trainee Rigger Scheme
If you are considering a career as a rigger and would like further guidance on how to move forward, PLASA has developed a Trainee Rigger Scheme. Click here for more information.