When can I apply for Bptc?


Christine Upton   |   Member since 2008  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

The deadline for new applications for starting the BPTC in September 2019 has passed. You can apply in 2020 for courses commencing in 2020.

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Juliet Vollans   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In respect to this, how do I apply for Bptc?

All applications for Bar Training Course places commencing in 2020 need to be made directly to the university or law school. If you have made an application to commence a Bar course and wish to know if you have a place, contact the admissions department of the institution providing the course.

how long is the BPTC course? It takes one year to complete full time, but a two-year, part-time option is available at six BPTC providers. The amount of time you spend in the classroom will vary but on a full-time course you can expect between 10 and 16 hours a week.


Ramon Santos   |   Member since 2018  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Besides, when can you apply for pupillage?

Applicants generally apply for pupillage around 18 months before they intend to start pupillage, although this varies depending on what academic stage the applicant has reached.


Ethan West   |   Member since 2016  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Is Bptc difficult?

The BPTC is a very practical course. Its content is vast but not overly complex; it anticipates that you know the law, and aims to teach you the practicalities of how it is applied by a barrister.


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Logan Clarke   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

Does the UK have a bar exam?

Since the UK has a separated legal profession, Law graduates in England and Wales can take examinations to qualify as a Barrister or a Solicitor by either undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or the Legal Practice Course (LPC) respectively.


Gloria James   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

How long does it take to become a barrister?

After doing a law degree or degree + GDL you'd have to do a BPTC which is 1 year if you do it full time and two years if it's part-time. Then you'd be required to complete a pupilage which is 1 year working in a barristers chambers.


Harry Widdows   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

Is it hard to get a pupillage?

They've all told me that acquiring a pupillage is very difficult; that many good students struggle to attain a pupillage within the first few years of completing the BPTC; and that the first few years after you've qualified tend to involve ungodly hours and hopeless cases.


Janice Edwards   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

How much does it cost to become a barrister?

The daily court fee for a junior barrister to work with a solicitor can start at $5, 000. Senior barristers command around $10, 000 a day. Those with special expertise, for example in an area like defamation, can charge $25, 000.


Elijah Todd   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

What is the format of the bar exam?

The most common testing configuration consists of a two-day bar examination, one day of which is devoted to the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), a standardized 200-item test covering six areas (Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts).


Sydney Fox   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

What does the BPTC involve?

The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) is a one year course that introduces participants to the first part of vocational training. The purpose of the BPTC is to equip you with the relevant skills to begin a pupillage.


Julian Ellwood   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

Can you call yourself a barrister without Pupillage?

It's illegal to call yourself a barrister when you've never been called to the Bar, but a lack of appetite for enforcing the law means it's possible to do so and avoid sanction.


Alan Hale   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

Is the BPTC a Masters?

Our BPTC was written by eight barristers who came to the Law School from practice. We have redesigned our BPTC so that it also offers the opportunity to gain a Masters (LLM) award. To gain the LLM, you will complete a dissertation or undertake practical legal work experience.


Marla Stuart   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

What is Pupillage Gateway?

Pupillage is the final and practical stage of training to become a barrister, which can commence up to five years after completing the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).


Cassidy Ring   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

Do you get paid during pupillage?

After that, it's pupillage. Pupil barristers receive an annual minimum salary of £12, 000, although some chambers pay more than that, depending on the practice area. Details of pupillages and funding arrangements are provided in The Pupillage Handbook, which is available free from the Bar Council or online.


Javier Cox   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

What are pupil chambers?

Pupillage is a 12-month training period for those aiming to qualify as barristers, usually spent in a barristers' chambers (aka 'set'). It is divided into two distinct six-month periods. Some pupils spend the whole 12 months at one chambers; others complete their first six and second six at different sets.


Clarissa Grady   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

Which is the best Bptc provider?

BPTC Providers Comparison Table BPTC Provider Full time/Part time Course startNottingham Law School Full time TBCThe University of Northumbria at Newcastle Both SeptemberUniversity of the West of England - Bristol Both SeptemberCardiff Law School Full time September


Scarlett Gosling   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

What is the difference between a lawyer and a barrister?

We often hear the words barrister and lawyer used interchangeably. However, there is actually a big difference between the two. Specifically, barristers are lawyers who specialise in advocacy. 'Lawyer' is a broader umbrella term, which also includes solicitors.


Ron Donovan   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

Is the bar exam hard UK?

How difficult is the Bar Exam in the UK? First you have to do the bar aptitude test, which is more about reasoning and logic. Many still fail. Studying for the bar does not actually involve much law, but does involve a lot of understanding of the process of law.


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