About the ICCA Bar Course

Course Information

Taught by barristers with extensive practice experience, we pride ourselves in delivering a Bar Course that is innovative, flexible, accessible and which offers outstanding quality content.

The ICCA Bar Course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and vital practitioner skills required for pupillage and beyond, preparing you for life as a barrister.

  • Part One is entirely online, learning is through self-study which you complete at your own pace. There are no timetabled sessions.
  • Part Two is delivered in-person; teaching takes places in the Inns. Sessions are timetabled.

Collectively the ICCA academic team has 130 years’ experience at the bar.

On successful completion of the ICCA Bar Course, you will:

  • be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Bar Practice from King’s College London
  • be eligible to be called to the Bar of England and Wales (subject to meeting the qualifying session requirements of your Inn of Court and passing their ‘fit and proper person’ checks).

Course start dates

We offer two in-takes each year, September and January.

Mode Start date anticipated Completion
First Cycle
September 2022
Part One Self-study, online learning September 2022 December 2022
Part Two In-person March 2023 July 2023
Second Cycle
January 2023
Part One Self-study, online learning January 2023 April 2023
Part Two In-person September 2023 January 2024

More information

Academic Regulations 2020-2021

Cycle One Bar Course Year Planner 21-22

Cycle Two Bar Course Year Planner 21-22