Courses accredited by the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat
There are nine weapons systems in the BASSC syllabus:
Rapier & Dagger
Sword & Shield
Rapier & Cloak
Courses are run either as semi-intensive - over three weekends, or intensive - over a week (6 days)
Weekly classes can be run for drama schools.
There is a minimum hours requirement of 30 hours of training per weapon.
For certification by the BASSC, students are assessed at the end of the course in a Fight Performance Exam (FPE) by a BASSC Examiner. The FPE consists of a pair of students performing a fight choreography within a dramatic scene with dialogue.
Certification lasts three years and can be renewed at weapon renewal workshops.