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The average price of a Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has risen by more than £1,000 in two years, from £14,003 in 2012/13 to £15,095 for 2014/15.
In London, the average price has increased from £16,245 to £17,612, a percentage change of 8.5 per cent. It is now impossible to complete a BPTC in the capital for less than £17,000, including BSB fees.
The University of Law’s London course is the most expensive option for would-be barristers at £18,175, followed by BPP’s offering in the capital at £17,925. Kaplan, which froze its prices this year, comes next with £17,350, while City University charges the least of any provider in London at £17,000.
The course is considerably cheaper outside London. Cardiff Law School charges the least expensive fees charge at £12,575 respectively, while at UWE’s Bristol Institute of Legal Practice the cost is £12,965.
In the Midlands, Nottingham Law School and the Birmingham campus of the University of Law have set their prices at £13,400 and £13,450.
For students in Manchester, MMU asks for £13,725 compared to BPP’s £14,740. BPP charges the same price in Leeds.
The BSB registration fee has risen by 37 per cent in this time, from £345 in 2012/13 to £475 in 2014/15. In addition, the introduction of the Bar Course Aptitude Test last year angered students, when the Bar Standards Board doubled the entrance fee and decided not to limit the number of times a candidate could sit the test (20 February 2013).