APPLICATION TO THE QUALIFICATIONS COMMITTEE (QC)
AS A MATURE NON-GRADUATE STUDENT
NB This form should be submitted in a type written or word processed format.
1. Personal Details
Title (e.g. Mr, Ms, Miss)
Date of birth
Telephone No. (Day)
Telephone No. (Home)
Have you ever made a previous application to the Qualifications Committee?
Please give dates and details of all schools, colleges and universities you have
attended since the age of 11, in chronological order (Continue on separate A4
sheet(s) if necessary).
School/College/University attended Dates
3. Academic Qualifications
Please give details and dates of all Ordinary Level passes achieved in the
examination for the General Certificate of Education, or the General Certificate of
Secondary Education, one of which should be in English Language; and Advanced
Level passes achieved in the examination for the General Certificate of Education. If
you hold any General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQ) / Business &
Technology Education Council (BTEC)/ other qualifications, please give details and
dates. Evidence of your Qualifications must be enclosed.
Examination (s) Subject (s) taken Grade Date
4. Professional Qualifications
Please give full details of any professional or further academic qualifications you
hold. Evidence of your qualifications must be enclosed.
Qualification(s) taken and Subject(s) taken Grade Date
5. Work Experience
To be considered as a mature non-graduate entrant student, applicants must have
had considerable experience or shown exceptional ability in an academic,
professional, business or administrative field. Please set out below how you
believe you meet this criteria. A current Curriculum Vitae must also be attached to
6. Further Information
To be considered as a mature non-graduate student, applicants must be able to
satisfy the Masters of the Bench that there is good reason why they should not be
required to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree; and be considered suitable for admission
to an Inn as a mature student. Please set out below how you believe you meet these
Please give names, addressed and telephone numbers of two persons to whom the
Bar Standards Board may refer if necessary.
1. Reference 2. Reference
Telephone No: Telephone No:
Relationship to yourself: Relationship to yourself:
Declaration: I confirm that:
1. I have read the guidance notes and that to the best of my knowledge and
belief the information provided is correct and complete; and
2. Any supporting evidence that I have supplied with this application that refers
to third parties has been suitably redacted so as to preserve their anonymity1;
3. I have disclosed to the Qualifications Committee in writing any circumstances
affecting me which might reasonably be considered to be relevant to the
question whether I should be permitted to be called to the Bar; and
4. I enclose my remittance (made payable to the General Council of the Bar and
crossed A/C Payee Only) for the non-refundable current application fee of
See para 2.7 of “Criteria and Guidelines” document
If you have changed your name by marriage or deed poll, since your
qualifications were awarded, a copy of the appropriate documentation
Evidence of all academic and professional qualifications
All applications must be supported by either the original or a certified copy of
your examination certificates. Applications with overseas qualifications must
also include an official English translation of their certificates and results.
A current and detailed Curriculum Vitae
References must not be from family members, please provide details of
Have you signed and dated the declaration section?
Have you enclosed payment for the fee of £200.00?
Please note: Your application cannot be processed until you have provided all of the
evidence in the required format; furthermore, it is your responsibility to ensure that
this accompanies your application.
Please send the form, with all supporting documentation, to:
The Training Regulations Officer
The Bar Standards Board
289-293 High Holborn
DX 240 LDE
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your personal data, including sensitive data where relevant, (as defined by the Data
Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) for the following purposes:
To process your application, including passing information to members of the
Qualifications Committee, the BSB, the BC and the Inns of Court;
To hold a record of your application and its outcome; and
For the purposes of statistical analysis.
Your personal data to be processed includes:
All information supplied on your application form and in any supporting
Any relevant data held by the BSB / BC, e.g. a previous application.
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Equal Opportunities Monitoring
The following information is requested to enable the Bar Standards Board / Bar Council
to monitor the fairness of its procedures. This section of the form will be separated from
your application and used for statistical analysis only.
1) Which of the following best describes
your ethnic origin?
a) White d) Black
Any other White Any other Black
background (please specify) background (please
e) Chinese or other
White and Black Caribbean ethnic group
White and Black African Chinese
White and Asian Other (please specify)
Any other mixed
background (please specify) 2) Please indicate whether you are:
c) Asian a) Male
Indian b) Female
3) What is your age?
Any other Asian background 18-24
4) Do you consider Yes No
yourself to be disabled?