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.
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.