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BPP University: Barrister Training Course (BTC)

Institution BPP University
Department BPP University Law School
Telephone 03300 603 100
Study type Taught


BPP graduates have secured more pupillages in barristers’ chambers than those of any other training providers. Developed in close consultation with professionals and members of the Bar, our Barrister Training Course (BTC) offers excellent pupillage rates in a highly competitive environment.

Learning that feels like practice Our BTC is taught through an integration of knowledge and barrister skills which replicates real-life practice, while receiving support and regular feedback from our expert tutors.

  • Learn from experienced barristers in the context of realistic case studies and gain the knowledge and skills you need to pass your assessments and prepare for pupillage.

  • Hone your skills and receive detailed feedback with small group advocacy classes of up to six.

  • Practice in a courtroom environment. Our centres are complete with mock courtrooms, building your confidence in a setting that mirrors your future workplace.

  • Hard copies of the White Book and Blackstone’s Criminal Practice (worth over £1,200) are included in your fee.

  • Written skills are taught in both common law and commercial practice contexts, ensuring you experience a wide variety of practice areas.

  • Centralised BSB assessments are split out over the course of the programme so you can focus on one set of assessments at a time.

Innovative learning methods with proven results Our technology driven approach to developing knowledge and skills maximises your success with law training that’s tailored to you.

  • Virtual Practice Environment: Experience realistic briefs and case handling in a way that mirrors a legal practice intranet in a Barristers’ chambers.

  • Adapt: Our unique platform embeds your course learning in AI that tracks your progress, measures your strengths, and develops your target areas for improvement.

Bridge to the Bar Once you accept you place, you will get access to our Bridge to the Bar programme. Designed to help you transition from your degree towards the next step in legal training with us to 40 hours of additional study. The programme is made up of Preparing for the BTC, Legal Technology, and Virtual Mini Pupillage modules.

Your career, guaranteed Our Career Guarantee offers peace of mind for your plans to become a barrister. If you don’t secure pupillage within six months of passing the BTC, our Career Guarantee means you’ll be able to study our SQE1 Preparation course or Career Boost package, free of charge.

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