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The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) is a one-year, practical course, designed to provide training that is specific to the work of a junior barrister (a two-year, part-time course is also available at some law schools). Students are encouraged to participate in a range of activities (including mock trials, debating and extra mini-pupillages) that will help them to develop the necessary skills. The BPTC helps to prepare you for the 12-month pupillage and beyond.
Note that all students must have joined an Inn of Court before enrolment on the BPTC.