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Bristol, University of the West of England: Bar Training Course
|Bristol, University of the West of England
|Bristol Law School
|+44 (0)117 32 83333
Maximise your chances of securing pupillage by building your legal knowledge and skills side by side. You'll embed your understanding through regular application of your knowledge to scenarios you are likely to experience when advising clients or in court.
By undertaking and successfully completing the UWE Bristol Bar Training Course (BTC), you will develop, and be able to demonstrate, the competencies required to be called to the Bar, as set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).
Why study the Bar Training Course?
The BTC provides the foundation to your career as a barrister. Part of the vocational component of training for the Bar of England and Wales, it covers the advocacy skills, and detailed knowledge of the law, required to be able to confidently work with clients and present legal cases in court.
Why UWE Bristol?
Choosing to undertake your BTC (Combined) at UWE Bristol offers you the assurance of studying with a well-established education provider.
Taught by highly experienced tutors, who are all qualified barristers or solicitors, you will benefit from substantial face-to-face teaching, feedback and formative assessments, to embed your learning, hone your skills and give you the strongest foundation for your legal career.
Opting to study this course means that the knowledge and skills elements of your training will be taught together, in a way that is most reflective of life in Chambers, with both parts taught face to face to maximise your potential to succeed.
We place a strong emphasis on personal and academic support, giving you regular contact with your personal tutor at all stages, to support you with the rigorous demands of the course, alongside access to extensive university-wide resources.
Our well-established links to the local and national Chambers and Bar also open the door to significant career-enhancing opportunities, such as competitions, mock pupillage interviews, career talks, guest lectures and pro bono work, all designed to help you gain maximum value from your training.
Where can it take me?
The BTC prepares you for a successful career as a barrister, giving you the necessary skills, knowledge and network to maximise your chances of securing pupillage.
Many of our graduates go on to work as barristers, while others take this sought-after qualification into careers as legal associates, managers or legal advisers, or into other sectors.
|RQF Level 7
To hold a law degree/conversion course, which meets the requirements for study of the foundations of legal knowledge subjects
All students who apply for a place on the UWE BTC course will be considered for the offer of a place by reference to the extent their application form demonstrates:
The potential to fulfil the BSB Professional Statement Competences
These criteria will be assessed by reference to a prospective student's answers on the online application form.
English Language Requirement
All prospective barristers must be able to demonstrate that their English language ability is at least equivalent to:
7.5 in the IELTS academic test (all sections)
All applicants should have an effective command of the language and be able to use it appropriately, accurately and fluently so as to handle complex and detailed argumentation. International students will be required to produce a certificate evidencing the necessary IELTS or Pearson test scores.
Use correct and appropriate vocabulary, English grammar, spelling and punctuation in all communications
International students will be required to produce a certificate evidencing the necessary IELTS or Pearson scores unless they are a current UWE student and have:
an actual 2:1 or predicted 2:1 LLB at the point of application for a place on the BTC, or
UWE Bristol reserves the right to require any candidates who successfully self-certify to undertake the IELTS academic test or Pearson test if they do not subsequently demonstrate the English language requirement set out above.
We do not accept deferred entry applications for this course.
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