Inner Temple qualifying sessions complement students' academic and vocational education and form a bridge to pupillage. The sessions equip students to undertake the next stage of training and ensure that they are fit and proper to serve the public as barristers by meeting and learning from practitioners and experts. Inner Temple qualifying sessions provide knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Ethics, standards and values
- Advocacy skills
- Legal knowledge
- Professional development
Focus is firmly placed on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to practise as a barrister. In no other profession is there such a structured and regular meeting of senior practitioners with students, with the former giving their time pro bono. Qualifying sessions are either free or heavily subsidised by the Inn.