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Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)

BPP University · BPP University Law School

Entry requirements

The BPP University Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Practice (BPTC) entry requirements are:

  • Qualifying Law Degree or non Law Degree plus CPE/GDL (minimum 2:2)
  • Membership of an Inn of Court
  • A pass in the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT)

Months of entry


Course content

If your goal is to become a barrister, BPP University's Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) provides the best possible training. We offer advocacy and conference sessions taught in groups of four, true-to-life mock trials and assessments and the widest range of electives of any provider. In addition, our Careers Service pulls out all the stops to help you secure pupillage.

On successfully completing our BPTC, you will be fully prepared for the demands of life as a barrister – and will be eligible to be called to the Bar of England and Wales (subject to meeting the qualifying session requirement of your Inn of Court).

Information for international students

We welcome students from all over the world. To learn more about entry requirements, including English language requirements, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

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Fees vary for the BPTC programme depending on which location you choose to study at. Part-time study may not run at all locations. There are also a number of funding options available for the BPTC. For more information, visit our website.

You can also choose to study our LLM Legal Practice (Barristers), which incorporates the BPTC, giving you the essential training you need to become a qualified barrister. The LLM Legal Practice qualifies for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,280 from the Student Loans Company. Find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • BPTC
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

0333 1223 604