• Our BPTC

    With the aid of experienced practitioners, small workshop groups and tutors who have all been in practice, our Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) will hone the skills you need to succeed as a barrister.

    We believe that our course has a significant professional edge over courses that are more classroom-centred – and what’s more, we devote almost three times as much time to advocacy as the minimum requirement set by the Bar Standards Board.

    Here are just some of the reasons why no one offers you better professional training for life at the Bar:

    • You get access to our award-winning Careers and Employability Service as soon as you accept your place

    • We have an impressive track record in training future barristers for pupillage and successful careers at the Bar

    • Our course is uniquely structured to mirror a barrister’s real-life experience of the litigation process

    • We devote almost three times as much time to advocacy as the minimum set by the Bar Standards Board

    • You’ll learn from practice-experienced barristers

    • You’ll benefit from plenty of opportunities to put your advocacy skills to the test in front of real judges and senior barristers in real courtrooms - last year we ran a total of 42 practitioner events involving 225 barristers in our Birmingham and London Bloomsbury centres                

    • Complete your BPTC with The University of Law and you’ll earn 60 Masters level credits and be a third of the way towards our LLM Master of Laws degree

    • You can choose to study full-time or part-time weekend, at our Birmingham, Leeds*, London Bloomsbury or Manchester* centres

    *Pending accreditation there is no guarantee that this course will be offered in 2015.

    Select your preferred Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) course option to find out more.


  • BPTC course options
    • BPTC full-time – 10 month
    • BPTC part-time – 2 year
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    BPTC full-time Programme Demands (pdf)
    BPTC part-time Programme Demands (pdf)