Before the implementation of new Bar Qualification Rules which went live on 1 April 2019, the BPTC was the usual way for students to complete the vocational component of studying to become a barrister. It equips students with the skills, knowledge and capabilities required for a career at the Bar.
* From 2019/20 there was no longer a centralised system for applications in place for vocational training to become a barrister, and so applicant numbers from this point are not available.
We publish a lot of additional information about students who study on a vocational Bar training course. You can view our latest statistics.
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This data is sourced from BarSAS and providers of vocational Bar training.