More information about to how to apply for these courses will be added once the information is available.

For information about how to apply to become an AETO, see Part 4 of the Bar Qualification Manual.

The following organisations have been authorised to deliver Bar training from September 2020, subject to conditions which need to be met before the start of the course:

The following organisations have been authorised to deliver Bar training from September 2020, subject to signing an agreement with the BSB which all AETOs must do:

           - the three-step pathway, with the vocational component in one part;

           - the four-step pathway, with the vocational component in two parts, and

           - the integrated academic and vocational component.

           - the three-step pathway, with the vocational component in one part;

           - the four-step pathway, with the vocational component in two parts, and

           - the integrated academic and vocational component.

More details about the courses offered by these organisations, including how to apply, can be found on their websites.


We publish below a list of providers and organisations who have agreed to our publishing their contact details having engaged in dialogue with us and have submitted, or expressed an intention to submit, their plans to offer vocational Bar training from 2020 subject to our authorisation under the Authorisation Framework:

  • Cardiff University

Law-btc@cardiff.ac.uk

  • City, University of London

Sean Carrigan  

Sean.Carrigan.1@city.ac.uk

020 7040 0332

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

BPTC@mmu.ac.uk

  • Nottingham Trent University

Ian Fox

ian.fox@ntu.ac.uk

  • The University of Law

Jacqueline Cheltenham

Jacqueline.cheltenham@law.ac.uk

  • University of the West of England

https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/M30D12/bar-professional-training-course-full-time