What is replacing the BPTC?

What is replacing the BPTC?

The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has been replaced by a range of new Bar courses. To become a barrister, students must pass a Bar course approved by the Bar Standards Board. Net’s guide to Bar courses. The new range of Bar courses replaced the BPTC as of September 2020.

Which university is best for BPTC in UK?

Approved course providers include:

  • Cardiff University.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Northumbria University.
  • Nottingham Trent University.
  • The City Law School, City, University of London.
  • The Inns of Court College of Advocacy.
  • The University of Law.
  • The University of the West of England.

Is the BPTC a degree?

It’s a qualification designed to build on the academic knowledge gained during an undergraduate Law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law, preparing you for pupillage at the Bar. Although the BPTC is primarily a classroom-based qualification, modules have a practical, vocational focus.

What should we study after BPTC?

A popular choice for BPTC graduates is to find a legal internship position once they complete the course. These internships are located both within the United Kingdom and internationally and can be a fantastic opportunity to conduct legal research into interesting areas of law or work as a legal caseworker.

Is Bptc difficult?

The first thing to know about the BPTC is that it is not particularly hard, but it does require a fair amount of hard work. The work itself is not conceptually difficult, but there is lots of it to get through. If you treat it like a 9-6 job, and throw in the occasional evening or weekend working, you will be fine.

How long is Pupillage in UK?

12 months
Usually lasting 12 months, the pupillage is split into two six-month periods of on-the-job training, known as ‘sixes’. Equivalent to a solicitor’s training contract, you need to successfully complete the year to be able to practice as a barrister.

How many times can you fail Bptc?

Once you have completed the test, you will be given a print-out of your score immediately. If you fail the test, it is possible to re-sit it a further two times in any one calendar year (subject to payment of the fees).

Can I be a solicitor with BPTC?

One of the biggest challenges in the barrister qualification process as described above is pupillage. If you are a BPTC or other bar course graduate and struggle to find a pupillage, you may instead choose to switch to the SQE and become a solicitor first.

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