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The BPTC is designed to give people the skills to practise as a barrister. However, before embarking on at least one year of intense study, it is worth giving some thought to whether you are also ready to spend five years applying for pupillages and whether you are likely to obtain one in that time.
I've enjoyed my first year at university - so much so that I've just realised my law exams are looming and I've done too much pubbing and procrastinating and nowhere near enough revision. Are first-year exams that important?