Start your Barrister journey in BPP Law school

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Gain the competitive edge you need to secure pupillage and start your career as a barrister with BPP’s new BTC. Here is full information about BPP's new BTC information

Gain the competitive edge you need to secure pupillage and start your career as a barrister with BPP’s new BTC.

Taught by qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience, BPP’s highly practical training simulates working life in chambers.

What is the Barrister Training Course (BTC)?

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’ll emerge confident and polished before you step into a courtroom.

On successful completion, 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).

You can study the BTC in five UK cities, including the option to study part-time in London.

BPP University Law School is authorised by the Bar Standards Board to deliver the vocational component of Bar training. This course replaces BPP’s Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) from September 2020. 

Why study the Barrister Training Course (BTC) with BPP?

BPP graduates have secured more pupillages in barristers’ chambers than those of any other provider.

Advocacy is taught throughout our course, in small groups, maximising your time to practise and refine your skills

Learn face-to-face with expert tutors, who provide regular feedback to replicate the relationship between a pupil barrister and pupil supervisor

By working in our Virtual Chambers from the outset, you will simulate the typical responsibilities of a pupil barrister, developing your knowledge and skills in context

Choose between common law or commercial practice contexts for additional employability, based on the two most common types of pupillage in England and Wales.

Supported by our innovative learning platform, BPP Adapt, you can track your progress, understand your strengths, and target areas for improvement, ensuring you’re fully prepared to pass your assessments

Access postgraduate funding up to £10,906 with our LLM Legal Practice (Bar), by completing an additional professional project and (coming soon) SQE 1 preparation

Set foot in the real world of law through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre

Access expert careers advice, guidance with pupillage applications and interview support through our Careers Service

Can I get postgraduate loan funding for the BTC?

You can choose to graduate with our LLM Legal Practice (Bar), by studying a professional project or (coming soon) SQE 1 preparation. This qualifies for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,906.

What BTC scholarships are available?

If you apply for the BTC before 6 April 2020, you will be automatically considered for our BTC Excellence and Advocacy scholarships. The awards are worth £1,000 and recognise outstanding potential and academic achievement.


How is the BTC structured?

BPP’s new BTC is structured across two parts, designed to provide increased flexibility.

You can choose to study BTC Part 1 as a standalone course. This offers the option to pause your training before progressing to BTC Part 2, allowing you to fit your training around personal commitments, gaining work experience, or waiting for the results of your centralised assessments.

Key facts about the BPP Barrister

Training Course (BTC)

Start dates: September

Minimum duration: 8.5 months, full-time and 23 months, part-time

Delivery: Face-to-face (with supporting online materials)

Locations: London Holborn, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester

Assessment: Includes BSB centralised assessments, coursework (to test written and oral skills), examinations (including multiple choice and problem-based questions) and a professional portfolio

Qualification achieved: Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Bar) awarded by BPP University.

How to apply?

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