From this page, you can navigate to different parts of the Bar Qualification Manual (BQM). The BQM contains information relating to training and qualifying as a barrister. For more information about the BQM and other information relating to training and qualifying as a barrister, see the Bar Qualification Rules and the Bar Qualification Manual (Part 1A of the BQM).
This section gives an overview of the BQM and the process for qualifying as a barrister.
This section has information for students, pupils and transferring lawyers who wish to qualify as a barrister.
This section explains the role of the Inns of Court, including information about Qualifying Sessions.
This section is for organisations who are, or would like to become, AETOs in order to provide Bar training.
This section of the BQM contains a table of amendments that have been made to the BQM since it was first published, and definitions of some terms used in the BQM.
This page contains information about the different types of waivers and exemptions relating to training and qualifying as a barrister.