Forms should be returned by email to authorisations@barstandardsboard.org.uk or by post.


Pupillage Registration Form

This is the form to register a pupillage with us. The form includes sections to be completed by you (as the prospective pupil) and your pupillage provider.
Pupillage Registration Form

PLEASE NOTE that you may commence pupillage pending receipt of confirmation of registration from us. Due to current processing times, this may be up to four weeks after you submit your form. Please refrain from contacting us to follow-up on your registration form unless you have not heard from us after four weeks, following the submission of your form. Please visit our Service Update page for the latest guidance on our processing times.


Completion of Non-Practising Pupillage

This is the form which must be completed at the end of your non-practising period of pupillage. The form should be signed by your pupil supervisor. A Provisional Practising Certificate will not be issued to you until we have received a signed version of this form.
Non-Practising Pupillage Completion Form 


Completion of Practising Pupillage

This is the form which must be completed at the end of your practising period of pupillage. The form should be signed by your pupil supervisor. You will not be able to apply for your full Practising Certififcate until we have received a signed version of this form. 
Practising Pupillage Completion Form 


Notification of a Material Change

This is the form to notify us of material changes to your pupillage arrangements. These include a change of home or pupillage address, a change in pupil supervisor, a change in the date of commencement and/or proposed end date of pupillage, or a change in location due to a pupillage secondment. Please contact us if you are unsure whether other changes are material.
Notification of a Material Change Form


Guidance Documents

Practising Certificate Guidance for Pupils and Newly Qualified Barristers


Our Pupillage Processes

Please also refer to our Pupillage Processes page for individual process documents relating to pupillage registration, sign off, and material changes and the role of the BSB and other stakeholders in carrying out these processes.