LLM Bar Professional Training Course
The course is designed to develop to a high standard a range of core practical skills, and to equip students to succeed in the fast changing environment of practice at the Bar; particular emphasis is placed on the skill of advocacy; advocacy sessions are conducted in groups of 6; it provides an environment in which students are encouraged to realise, through practice and feedback, their full potential.
You will need one of the following:
- a qualifying Law degree (normally a 2.1 or above)
- a Graduate Diploma in Law / Common Professional Examination with a good first degree (normally 2.1 or above).
Applicants who have or are predicted a 2.2 in their Qualifying Law Degree will be considered if they can provide additional evidence of achievement in their personal statement e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience - paid or unpaid.
All applicants are expected to demonstrate commitment to the profession and an aptitude for advocacy.
Applications for the BPTC are through a dedicated application system at: Bar Student Application Services.
Before applying please read the health warning from the four Inns of Court, BPTC providers, Bar Standards Board and the Bar Council
The Bar Course Aptitude Test
In order to enrol, all students must take and pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) by the deadline set by the Bar Standards Board.
All students must apply to join one of the Inns of Court by 31 May of the year of intended enrolment. Students intending to take up a place with Nottingham Law School will need to complete our Inns of Court form and return it to us before enrolment.
Modules: case preparation and analysis; legal research; civil litigation, evidence and remedies; criminal litigation, evidence and sentencing; professional ethics; advocacy; conference skills; drafting; resolution of disputes out of court; opinion writing. Applicants choose 2 from the following: advanced civil practice (judicial review); advanced criminal practice; commercial practice; employment practice; family practice; immigration; landlord and tenant.
There are 12 assessments. All students have a one to one feedback session with a tutor prior to each substantive skills assessment. Wherever possible, assessments are set in a practical context. Actors are used to provide students with a realistic experience of an examination in chief and cross examination and the questioning and advising of clients. Students also perform a chambers application before a District Judge who will interject with questions.
Career Development Loans
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|Bar Professional Training Course||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 14,400 (Year 1)||England||1 Years|
|Bar Professional Training Course||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 14,400 (Year 1)||International||1 Years|
|Bar Professional Training Course||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 14,400 (Year 1)||Northern Ireland||1 Years|
|Bar Professional Training Course||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 14,400 (Year 1)||Scotland||1 Years|
|Bar Professional Training Course||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 14,400 (Year 1)||Wales||1 Years|
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