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Barrister Training Course (BTC)

BPP University

8 months
13416 GBP/full
13416 GBP/full
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Developed in close collaboration with professionals and members of the Bar, the Barrister Training Course (BTC) programme of BPP University offers excellent pupillage rates in a highly competitive environment. This course will grow your advocacy knowledge in small groups, alongside future skills and legal placement opportunities that will enhance your employability.

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Course information

Taught by qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience, our Barrister Training Course is highly practical and simulates your future working life in chambers. From day one, you’ll learn to think and act like a barrister.

You will apply your knowledge to realistic legal scenarios of the type you are likely to encounter within pupillage. By developing your advocacy skills throughout, you will focus on learning by doing, so you emerge confident and polished before you step into a courtroom. The Bar is a fiercely competitive profession. That’s why our training is designed to help you gain the extensive knowledge and consummate advocacy skills you need to secure pupillage and start your career as a barrister.

On successful completion of the Barrister Training Course (BTC) programme of BPP University, you’ll be eligible to be called to the Bar of England and Wales (subject to meeting the qualifying session requirements of your Inn of Court).

Programme Structure

  • In Part 1, you will follow the typical life cycle of civil and criminal cases. The module is divided into civil and criminal themes, each of which integrates elements of submission advocacy and professional ethics, along with foundations in drafting, opinion writing, legal research, case analysis, and the development of case theory.
  • In Part 2, you will continue to develop the knowledge and skills you require to be an effective pupil barrister. At this point, you will be able to choose between common law or commercial practice contexts to further enhance your employability, reflecting the two most common types of pupillage in England and Wales.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months
  • Part-time
    • 23 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualifying law degree or non-law degree plus CPE/GDL (minimum 2:1 or 2:2 at BPP's discretion)
  • Submission of satisfactory video evidence
  • Fluency in English
  • Membership of an Inn of Court
  • A pass in the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT)
  • Receipt of a satisfactory reference
  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide proof of your ability – for reading, writing, listening and speaking in English

Tuition Fee

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    13416 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 13416 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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