Taught course

Bar Professional Training Course

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff Law School
Qualifications
BPTC

Entry requirements

Students must meet the Bar Standards Board or Solicitors Regulation Authority standard conditions for entry. Please see website below for more details. Additional entry requirements: A commitment to the profession (e.g. via placements, mooting competitions, public speaking).

Months of entry

September

Course content

A skills-based intensive full-time 10-month course to prepare a prospective Barrister for pupillage.
Assessment: by examination, coursework and live skills assessment.
Special features of this course: A guaranteed period of two weeks' placements (offering mini-pupillage with a local Chambers or other placement with the employed Bar and a marshalling with a local Circuit Judge and District Judge); A high staff/student ratio ensures a high level of individual feedback and support on performance in the oral and written skills; A course strongly supported by the local employed Bar, the independent Bar and the Judiciary.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 6.5 in IELTS or 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) in TOEFL or equivalent. See individual course entries for variations on the general entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Self or occasionally bursary or LEA; sometimes Inn or Chambers for the Bar Vocational Course.

Qualification and course duration

BPTC

full time
10 months

Course contact details

Name
BPTC Administrator
Email
law-ptc@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 4964