Course details

  • Duration 4 x 2 hour sessions (10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm sessions on both days)
  • Next Course New dates
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About this course


Based upon the popular Rigging Awareness Training Course, the Rigging Awareness Online course is designed to give an overview of the principles behind rigging for live events. 

Split over four 2-hour sessions this course covers topics from Regulations & Legislations to understanding bridles in manageable, bitesize, chunks, with a different theme for each lesson. 

This course has been written for all levels of ability, aimed at anyone working in the events industry, from those who already work in the live entertainment industry in different disciplines, and who would benefit from basic knowledge on legislation and theories behind rigging practices, through to riggers who are ready for their NRC assessment, and want the extra confidence in the theory behind their practices. 

Anyone who works with or alongside rigging teams in the live events industry will benefit from the content that is delivered through this course. 

 The course leaves the attendee with a clearer understanding of the responsibilities of the rigger, the need for qualification, and a better insight as to why event organisers and venues should book qualified specialists for rigging practice.

Topics covered

  • What is Rigging?
  • Rigging Hardware
  • How does it work?
  • How does it get up there?


This course is hosted on our online learning platform - please ensure you have access to a laptop with camera and microphone.   

On-site training

All of our training programmes can be delivered at Backstage Academy or at your premises, if suitable (minimum delegate number applies). 


“I really enjoyed the course! It was well presented and the instructors were obviously uber experienced. I felt safe at all times and I learnt a lot.”


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