General information and FAQs



The steps typically taken to become a barrister involve three main stages of training. Click on each to find out more:


An undergraduate degree in law (LLB), or an undergraduate degree in any other subject followed by the conversion course

-POP (1)

The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), which entails one year of full time study or two years' part time study

-POP (2)

One year spent as a pupil in barristers' chambers or in another organisation approved by the  Bar Standards Board as a Pupillage Training Organisation (PTO).