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.

Assessments for the NRC are carried out at Unusual's HQ in Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire. The Centre is managed by qualified Assessor Robin Elias and Centre Administrator Lizzie Richmond.

Following government guidelines, we are pleased to say that our NRC assessments resumed in May 2021 in a covid safe environment.

26th & 27th July – Level 2
28th July – Level 3
27th & 28th September – Level 2
1st October – Level 3
22nd & 23rd November – Level 2
24th November – Level 3

January 24th & 25th - Level 2
January 26th - Level 3

March 28th & 29th - Level 2
March 30th - Level 3

May 23rd & 24th - Level 2
May 25th - Level 3

July 25th & 26th - Level 2
July 27th - Level 3

September 26th & 27th - Level 2
September 28th - Level 3

November 28th & 29th - Level 2
November 30th - Level 3


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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.