BPTC - Bar Professional Training Course




With over 25 years’ experience, we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading law schools. Trusted by some of the most influential law firms. Driving innovation in legal training. Our courses focus on your employability. Developing your skills as a lawyer. Giving you the edge to secure a training contract or pupillage. So you’re ready to embrace the demands of practice from day one.


If your goal is to become a barrister, BPP University Law School’s Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) provides the best possible preparation. With true-to-life mock trials and assessments, plus the widest range of options of any provider, we’re dedicated to putting you into practice.

On successfully completing our BPTC, you 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).

Why Choose BPP University Law School?

  • Learn from experienced practitioners who can help develop your legal career and have links to chambers

  • Create your own competitive niche with our wide selection of optional modules - more than any other provider

  • Advocacy and conference skills taught consistently in groups of four, using professional actors

  • Top up your BPTC to a full Master’s degree, free of charge, by completing additional modules (T&Cs apply)

  • Gain practical legal work experience through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre and BPTC internship schemes

  • Flexible study to suit your commitments – learn full-time or part-time in our UK study centres

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

  • Our Career Guarantee - secure pupillage within six months of completing our BPTC or study another course for free, including our LPC (T&Cs apply)


Get all the guidance you need to start your legal career journey at our Getting Ahead events and Virtual Open Evenings. Speak to lawyers and tutors, get practical employability advice and experience a taster session. Register your place.

Fees vary for the BPTC 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 more information, visit our website.

You can also choose to study our LLM Legal Practice (Barristers), which incorporates our BPTC, and qualifies for a postgraduate loan from the Student Loans Company. Find out more.


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

Our Career Guarantee means if you do not secure a pupillage within six months of completing your BPTC, we will let you study another qualification (including the LPC) to further enhance your skills and employability free of charge (T&Cs apply). Find out more.

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