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Where to Complete Bar Training (BPTC Courses)

Want to become a barrister and wondering where to complete your vocational component of bar training? (previously referred to as a BPTC course). You’ve come to the right place! This page features our course comparison table, which details various institutions, course details, tuition fees, assessment days and scholarships available.


How to Choose a Bar Training Course (Previously BTC Provider)

There are many factors to consider when considering training providers. For example, does the law school offer scholarships to assist with tuition fees? Do you want to study full-time or part-time? Is there an assessment day and what will that entail? For example, at some law schools, this assessment day may involve an essay-based exam, an interview or a mock court hearing speech. For the details of these assessments, as well as information on entry requirements and course structure, it’s important to look at the individual law school’s website.

Following the Bar Standards Board’s review of training for the Bar, the below courses have different names to the previous course (the BPTC). For more information on the change an what it means for bar training, visit our main vocational component page.

Please note that the information in this bar training providers comparison tool is checked and updated regularly to the best of our ability. However, the information may be subject to change and we therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information at all times.

We recommend contacting the providers directly before making any significant course application decisions.

Authorised ProviderCourse NameFull time/Part timeCourse Fees (2020-21)Course start
The Inns of Court College of AdvocacyICCA Bar Course
Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Practice, in two parts
Part one: online

Part two: full time (in person)
Part one: £1,575

Part two: £11,520
Part one: September 2020/Jan 2021

Part two: March 2021/September 2021
BPP Law School - Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London ManchesterBarrister Training Course (BTC)Postgraduate certificate for part one, postgraduate diploma in two parts








LLM Legal Practice (Bar)
Full time or part time depending on sitePart one London: £5,075
Part one regional: £4,575

Part two London: £10,975
Part two regional: £10,295


London: £16,000
Regional: £14,500
September






September







September
Northumbria UniversityBar Course Postgraduate diploma

Bar Course Postgraduate diploma in two parts

Bar Course LLM
Both



Part time




Both
£12,000



Part one: £3,000
Part two: £9,000

£12,000
September



September




September
City, University of LondonBar Vocational Studies Postgraduate diploma




Bar Vocational Studies LLM


Bar Vocational Studies (two part)
Both







Both



Part one: online
Part two: full time (in person)
From £16,500 - £18,500 depending on course option


£19,500



Part one: £2,500
Part two: £11,500
September







September



Part one: July/March
Part two: September/February
Nottingham Trent UniversityBarristers Training Course (postgraduate diploma)

Barristers Training Course LLM
Full time




Full time
£11,750




£11,500
September/March




September
The University of LawBar Practice Course




Bar Practice Course LLM
Both




Both
London: £13,000
Regional: £11,750

London: £16,000
Regional: £14,450
July/September




July/September
Cardiff UniversityBar Training Course (LLM)

Postgraduate diploma
Full time


Full time
£17,450


£17,450
September


September
University of the West of England - BristolBar Training Course postgraduate diploma

Bar Training Course (two part)


Bar Training Course LLM
Full time



Full time


Both
£13,500



Part one: £3,000
Part two: £10,500

£15,500
September



Part one: September
Part two: February

September

 

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