Discover what makes the ICCA Bar Course standout from the rest

We understand the importance of selecting the right Bar Course Provider. We’re also confident with what we offer. So, to help you make an informed decision, we’ve captured a series of short interviews with some of our students and alumni, who are best placed to share their experiences of navigating the decision making process and what it is like studying at the ICCA.

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Current student on Part Two

Alexander Ryle

“I personally come from a non-traditional background … having worked in creative arts. I have very little experience with the law. But the ICCA is a place where the tutors will see potential in people even if they aren't from the most obvious places.”

Current student on Part One

Anu Lal

“The reason I chose the ICCA was because I found the selection process challenging ... I felt that they cared more about setting me up to succeed as a barrister than getting me through a course ... I wanted to be part of this institution.”

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Alumni  - Class of 2021

Beatrice Baskett

“The selection process for me was also an opportunity to decide whether the course was a fit ... it allowed me to come away feeling like I had learned a lot more about the course ... some of the people that I met on selections days went on to be some of my greatest friends”

Current student on Part Two

Elena Margetts

“I had a part time tutoring job which meant that I could sort of fit in lessons as and when suited my clients ... I think we were all in agreement that the flexible working hours at the ICCA inherent within Part One benefited us all greatly.”

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Alumni - Class of 2021

Faiza Ahmed

“When I was doing the [pupillage] applications, I did make an appointment with Jo at the Careers Service ... she really cared about the students, and she gave me some really good advice on how to make my application better and how to avoid some of the unnecessary stuff”

Current student on Part One

Jernene Poponne

“The emphasis on wellbeing at the bar was a huge factor for me. Just the knowledge that your course provider is aware that it's a stressful profession and that they have things in place to support you. And I can say I have felt supported since.”

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Alumni - Class of 2021

Joshua Clements

“With the ICCA, I think it was quite an easy decision ... a course being run by a combination of the Inns of Court, that really helped me have the confidence that they cared about the teaching they were giving us.”

Current student on Part Two

Kyasat Nadeem

“given the fact that the first part is so heavily online remote based, you get really clear communications from the staff and from the tutors. So even though you are not there in person, you do feel like you’re part of a collegiate environment.”

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Current student on Part Two

Mark Sheppard

“The ICCA is a good course and where it sits in terms of the cost to the student ... I wanted to go to a provider that really maximised my ability as an advocate and developed my ability within court and how to speak to clients.”