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:

  • BPP University – to deliver:
    • the vocational component (in one part) of the three-step pathway;
    • the vocational component (in two parts) of the four-step pathway, and
    • the integrated academic and vocational components of the integrated pathway.

          You can read more about BPP's authorisation here.

         You can read more about City Law School's authorisation here.

  • Northumbria University – to deliver:
    • the vocational component (in one part) of the three-step pathway;
    • the vocational component (in two parts) of the four-step pathway, and
    • the integrated academic and vocational components of the integrated pathway.

          You can read more about Northumbria University's authorisation here.

       You can read more about Nottingham Trent University's authorisation here.

  • The University of Law – to deliver:
    • the vocational component (in one part) of the three-step pathway.

      You can read more about The University of Law’s authorisation here.

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

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

BPTC@mmu.ac.uk

  • University of the West of England

Full time course - Karen.Thorpe-Williams@uwe.ac.uk

Part-time course -  Joanne.Stringer@uwe.ac.uk

Or contact Admissions@uwe.ac.uk