17 January 2019

Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) Consultation

We are consulting on the introduction of an Aptitude Test as an entry requirement for the Bar Professional Training Course. This is proposed following the Wood Review of the Bar Vocational Course in 2008. You can download the consultation below:



Responses to the Consultation Questions (page 39) should be submitted by the closing date of the 29 February 2012 to:


Aptitude Test Consultation

Bar Standards Board

289-293 High Holborn

London WC1V 7HZ


Or by email to: AptitudeTest@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk