A The academic component

This section relates to the academic component of training for the Bar.

B The vocational component

This section relates to the vocational component of training for the Bar.

The vocational component of Bar training is currently fulfilled by completion of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). From September 2020, there will be different ways to satisfy the vocational component. For more information, visit our page on what courses will be available from 2020.

C Pupillage

This section sets out the requirements relating to pupillage for both pupils and authorised education and training organisations (AETOs) providing pupillage.

D Transferring qualified lawyers

This section is for qualified solicitors, qualified lawyers from other jurisdictions, and legal academics who want to transfer to practice at the Bar of England and Wales.

E Reviews and appeals

Individuals or organisations may submit a request for review of a decision of the Bar Standards Board, and a further appeal to the High Court, in line with Bar Qualification Rules (Rules Q35-Q40). This section sets out the process you must follow.