Understanding Bar Training 2023-2024 – A Guide

Your Guide to Bar Training

If you are confused by the various options available to train to become a barrister, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, the January 2023 Report on Evaluation of the BSB’s Bar training reforms reveals that many people who are considering the Bar as a future profession find understanding the training process that awaits them difficult to get to grips with.

The good news is, this article should change all that. Set out in 8 sections, it is intended to bring some simplicity to the whole process, to explain the options available, and to allow you to make an informed decision about your future.

  1. What is a Bar training course?
  2. What will I be taught?
  3. Completing your Bar training course – Award, Call and Pupillage
  4. What are the differences between Bar training courses?
  5. Funding your Bar training
  6. What are the minimum entrance requirements for Bar training?
  7. How and when to apply
  8. Helping yourself


Download your free guide here: Understanding Bar Training 2023-2024 – A Guide