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Cardiff University: Bar Training Course
|Department||School of Law and Politics|
**We’ve delivered high quality training for the Bar since 1997, strongly supported by the local employed Bar, the independent Bar and the Judiciary.**
This programme enables you to acquire the skills, knowledge of procedure and evidence for you to meet the Bar Standards Board (BSB) criteria, as set out in their Professional Statement for Barristers.
Our programme aims to foster a professional and ethical approach to practice as a barrister, whilst giving you an informed view of a barrister’s working life and the opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing the legal profession in today’s world.
The teaching is timetabled between Monday and Thursday (i.e. no more than four days), to provide time for personal study. Advocacy and conferencing will be taught intensively in two-hour sessions to no more than six students. You will also be able to undertake a specialist advocacy option.
You’ll be provided with guidance that will identify the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Stage 1 knowledge for criminal litigation and dispute resolution covered during the teaching of the BTC and given additional guidance on that content where it has not been dealt with during the delivery of the programme.
You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake the BSB centrally set assessments in December, April and August during the academic year you are enrolled as a student.
On successful completion, you will be eligible to be called to the Bar of England and Wales (subject to meeting the qualifying session requirement of your Inn of Court).
Bar Standards Board
|Telephone||+44 (0)29 2087 4455|
|Level||RQF Level 7|
For entry requirements, please visit the course page on our website:
|Location||Cathays Park Campus|
The Bar Training Course (BTC) offers intensive, postgraduate-level study to those who wish to qualify as a barrister but who also wish to undertake research at Master’s level. You will take this course after undergraduate study and before the period of work-based learning, also known as pupillage.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) requires individuals to meet a specific standard of learning outcomes, set out in their Professional Statement for Barristers, in order to be considered competent and fit to progress to the pupillage/work-based component of training. This programme enables you to acquire the skills, knowledge of procedure and evidence for you to meet that criteria.
The programme aims to foster a professional and ethical approach to practice as a barrister, whilst giving you an informed view of a barrister’s working life and the opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing the legal profession in today’s world.
You will be taught by tutors who have all practised as barristers or solicitors and whose ethos is one of friendly professionalism and mutual respect. Our teaching is timetabled between Monday and Thursday (i.e. no more than four days), to provide time for personal study.
|Telephone||029 2087 0084|
|Level||RQF Level 7|
The Bar Training Course (BTC) is suitable for graduates in Law or any other subject in combination with the relevant ‘conversion course’ (CPE/GDL). Applicants should show a commitment to the legal profession, specifically practice at the Bar (e.g. via placements, mooting competitions, public speaking).
To enrol on the course you need to have:
completed your academic stage;
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