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2017 Policies and Procedures

BASSC History

The British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat was founded in 1993 with the aim of improving the standards of safety, quality and training of stage combat and promoting a unified code of practice for the training, teaching and assessing of stage combat within the United Kingdom.

Since its formation the BASSC has established a reputation as the invigorating driving force behind stage combat in the United Kingdom and is respected, both nationally and internationally, as the leading provider of professional level stage combat training.

As a result of this, in 1997 British Equity recognised the BASSC’s Advanced Certificate as a valid qualification for entry onto the Equity Fight Directors’ Training scheme and in 2001 the BASSC was appointed by the Equity Council for the training and assessment of Fight Director candidates applying to join the Equity Fight Directors’ Register.

The BASSC now has training schemes in place which allow for development from actor/combatant to Certified Teacher as well as assessment and training of Fight Directors for the Equity register.

British Equity recognises The BASSC’s Advanced Certificate as a valid qualification for entry onto the Equity Fight Directors’ Training scheme.