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). 

Part 1 – Overview

This section gives an overview of the BQM and the process for qualifying as a barrister.

Part 2 – For students, pupils and transferring lawyers

This section has information for students, pupils and transferring lawyers who wish to qualify as a barrister.

Part 3 – The role of the Inns of Court

This section explains the role of the Inns of Court, including information about Qualifying Sessions.

Part 4 – For Authorised Education and Training Organisations (AETOs)

This section is for organisations who are, or would like to become, AETOs in order to provide Bar training.

Part 5 – Amendments and definitions

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.

Bar Training - Waivers and Exemptions

This page contains information about the different types of waivers and exemptions relating to training and qualifying as a barrister.