How to become a barrister

If you are interested in training to become a barrister but find the whole process slightly confusing, or you want to know precisely what is involved in training for the Bar, you will find the answers to your questions right here:

  1. What qualifications do I need to become a barrister?
  2. What will I study on a Bar Training Course?
  3. What does it cost to train for the Bar and is there any funding available?
  4. What can I do to help myself become a barrister?

What qualifications do I need to become a barrister?

Training for the Bar is completed in 3 stages: the Academic Stage; the Bar Vocational Stage; and the Pupillage/Work-based learning stage.

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What will I study on a Bar Training Course?

As the bridge between academic study and practical work experience in pupillage or work-based learning, the Bar Vocational Stage of training will introduce you to many new skills.

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What does it cost to train for the Bar and is there any funding available?

Paying for Bar training is an important issue for many students. Planning in advance and considering alternative sources of funding can help you manage the cost.

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What can I do to help myself become a barrister?

There are many things you can do now to help you join the course you are most interested in, to help you into pupillage and, ultimately, to help you become a practising barrister.

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