Student Events and Information

The BSB has conditionally authorised the ICCA to deliver its new two-part Bar Course. The conditions of authorisation are that the ICCA’s application for registration with the Office for Students is approved and that thereafter a contract is entered with the BSB to deliver the authorised course. Subject to these final steps, the ICCA will take applications from December 2019 from students wishing to embark on the two-part course from September 2020.

Webinar Events 2019

If you are interested in applying for the ICCA Bar Course we would welcome you to join us in a series of webinars we will be hosting from October onwards.  These will allow you to get a clear understanding of what the ICCA Bar Course is all about and to ask ICCA staff any questions you may have.  Login details will be posted on this page in good time prior to each event.

Thursday 24th October 2019, 6-8pm – An introduction to the ICCA Bar Course. Christopher Kessling (Head of Recruitment and Admissions) will guide you through both the key features of the ICCA Bar Course and the application process, as well as explaining the new landscape for future bar training. Alex Frith (Course Leader) and Patrick Ryan (Joint Head of Online Learning) will explain what to expect as a student during both Parts One and Two of the ICCA Bar Course, including how the course is taught and assessed. You will be able to ask any questions you may have during the webinar

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Thursday 14th November 2019, 1-3pmIs the ICCA Bar Course for you?  A webinar designed to help you decide if the two-part ICCA Bar Course will suit your individual learning style. Presented by Christopher Kessling, Alex Frith and Patrick Ryan, you will receive an excellent insight into what the course involves and how it is assessed. Helpful information will also be provided concerning the application process. Live Q&A.

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Wednesday 4th December 2019, 6-8pm – Applying for the ICCA Bar Course. This webinar is designed to assist you with the application process. Our applications portal opens on 9th December 2019 so the webinar is ideally placed to help you with any questions you may have in advance of this. Christopher Kessling, Alex Frith and Patrick Ryan will be on hand to provide information both concerning details of the course itself and the process of applying for a place on the ICCA Bar Course.

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Law Fairs

The ICCA intends to be at the following law fairs in autumn 2019 where we would be delighted for you to join us:

  • The Pupillage Fair – Bar Council – Saturday 26 October 2019, Bush House, Kings College King’s College London.
  • National Pupillage Fair TARGETjobs – Saturday 30 November 2019, Gray’s Inn London.
  • University Law Fairs – We will also be attending various Law Fairs at universities across the UK.


The ICCA is the training arm of the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) and provides high quality educational provision to aspiring Barristers not just through the ICCA Bar Course but to those currently studying at undergraduate level or the GDL. As such, we provide assistance free of charge to students through university Bar/Law Societies and University Careers Services across the UK. Our outreach activities consist of presentations and workshops in the areas below, but we are happy to develop bespoke presentations and workshops where there is demand. The ICCA is delighted to be attending many universities across the UK throughout October, November and early December 2019.


Future Bar Training – 2019 and beyond

Is the Bar for you? A presentation to introduce the Bar and allow students to make an informed choice about the future career.

How to create a Bar CV. A presentation designed to assist students to avoid common pitfalls and develop a CV which is focused and meaningful.


Pupillage Interviews. A workshop to introduce students to what they might expect during a pupillage interview, to develop their interview skills and receive valuable feedback on their interview performance.

Advocacy Workshops. A workshop designed for students to assist them with advancing their core advocacy skills.

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News, Events and Updates
If you would like further information and updates about the ICCA Bar Course, including upcoming events and webinars, please contact us here.

Universities Careers Advisers and University Bar/Law Societies
If you would like to be included in our university outreach programme of educational Presentations and Workshops in autumn 2019, please contact Christopher Kessling, Barrister, Head of Recruitment and Admissions at