BPP Law School in Birmingham has received a huge boost after being granted permission to offer the Bar Professional Training Course places for intending barristers.

The course means 48 barristers-to-be can progress onto the BPTC programme via LLB or GDL avenues - providing they meet entry requirements.

Anna Banfield, BPP Law School's Director of BPTC Programmes, said: “This will allow students to study the BPTC in Birmingham where they may live or intend to practice and make it easier for them to develop links with the local Bar.”