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BCAT Tutors - Bar Course Aptitude Test

BCAT Tutors – Bar Course Aptitude Test

Training to become a barrister at university is becoming increasingly competitive, with universities finding it hard to distinguish between candidates who apply with top grades. The BCAT or Bar Course Aptitude Test for Law (UK), measures an aptitude for Law and Advocacy and is taken by prospective law postgraduates either qualifying from the GDL or LLB (including an LLM with a qualifying law degree). An excellent BCAT result can thus be the crucial factor behind a successful course application. Our BCAT tutors can assist you achieve an excellent score and skills base for the BCAT exam.

Bar Course Aptitude Test

We also offer specialised and advanced advocacy training sessions to prepare for the BPTC course interview stages, Pupillage applications and interviews as well as primers on mooting and debating. These can sometimes involve key legal methods and skills such as pleas in mitigation exercises, familiarisation with primary legislation and statutory extracts and more broadly just confidence and experience on your feet.

BCAT & Law Tutors London

We offer private tuition with experienced teachers whom are also legal professionals for those preparing to take the BCAT exam and those seeking to learn more about Law. If you are preparing for, or considering taking the BCAT, our tutors can help familiarise you with the structure of the exam and offer tips and techniques to improve your performance. We tailor 1-1 BCAT courses and provide all course materials. We also offer private tuition for younger students with a budding interest in the Law and those seeking professional qualifications such as the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law), LPC (Legal Practice Course) and BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) for prospective solicitors and barristers. Currently all institutions offering the BPTC course require the BCAT as part of their application and selection procedure as recommended by the Bar Standards Board.

For those applying to the BPTC, there is a requirement to pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) before being allowed to enrol on a BPTC course. The BCAT tests students’ critical thinking and reasoning. These are the core skills required for the BPTC and the test aims to ensure that those undertaking the BPTC have the required skills to succeed. A practice test can be found here and the BCAT Handbook can be downloaded here.

If you’d like arrange BCAT Tutors or BCAT lessons or have any questions about our tuition services please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 207 665 6606 or you can send us an email via our contact form.


The following institutions offer the BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) and require prospective applicants to sit the BCAT in advance:


BPP Law School – London
68-70 Red Lion Street
London WC1R 4NY
Tel: 020 7430 2304
BPP website

BPP Law School – Leeds
Whitehall – 2 Whitehall Quays
Leeds.  LS1 4HR
T: 0113 386 8250
F: 0113 245 5177
BPP website

BPP Law School – Manchester

St. James’s Building

79 Oxford Street

Manchester. M1 6FQ

T: 0845 077 5566

BPP website

BPP Law School – Birmingham (New course accredited March 2015)

34-36 Colmore Circus


B4 6BN

Tel: 03331 228 179

BPP website

The University of Law – London 
14 Store Street
Tel: 0800 289997
University of Law website

The University of Law – Birmingham
133 Great Hampton Street
B18 6AQ
Tel: 014 8321 6080
University of Law website

The University of Law – Leeds (New course accredited April 2015)
15-16 Park Row
Tel: 0800 289997
University of Law website
The City Law School (formerly Inns of Court School of Law)
4 Gray’s Inn Place
Gray’s Inn
London WC1R 5DX
Tel: 020 7404 5787
City Law School website

Manchester Metropolitan University
School of Law,
All Saints West,
Lower Ormond Street,
Manchester M15 6HB
Telephone: 0161 247 3053
Manchester website

Nottingham Law School
Belgrave Centre
Chaucer Street
Nottingham NG1 5LP
Telephone 0115 848 2888
Nottingham website

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Northumbria School of Law
City Campus East One
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
Tel: 0191 227 3939
Northumbria website

University of the West of England at Bristol
Faculty of Law
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY
Tel: 0117 965 6261 x3769
Bristol website

Cardiff Law School
Cardiff University
Law Building
Museum Ave
Cardiff CF10 3AX
Cardiff Website

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