Pupils' Courses

Pupils are required by the Bar Standards Board to attend a minimum of 12 hours of practical advocacy teaching and six hours of practice management. The Middle Temple courses combine both these areas in a single course. Dates on offer are:

  • 13th - 24th November 2017
  • 8 to 19 January 2018
  • 5 to 16 February 2018
  • 12 - 23 March 2018
  • 9 - 20 July 2018

These are full-time courses, running from Monday to Friday during two consecutive weeks. They offer advocacy training workshops designed to meet situations in which young barristers may find themselves. Lectures cover themes ranging from general advocacy to practical advice from specialists and experts, and the workshops will be led by experienced practitioners. Court visits provide an opportunity for exercises in both civil applications and criminal work before Judges.

Although we strongly recommend our flagship two-week course, we offer two pared down courses covering the minimum requirement for those who are unable to attend our full programme. The next short course is over the following dates:

  • 20 - 22 February 2018
  • 11 - 13 June 2018

Courses are open to members of all four Inns at no cost (with priority given to Middle Temple members). Pupils on Circuit may find it more convenient to attend the Circuit's course but if they wish, we would be delighted to accommodate them on the Middle Temple course.

To apply for a place on one of the above courses, please click here for the application form.