Pupil Supervisor Course Material

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Pupil Supervisor.

Please find below links to materials relating to the supervision of pupils, including the rules and regulations by which you will need to abide, tips to improve your supervision skills and some useful templates provided by the Bar Standards Board to guide your monitoring, appraisal and assessment responsibilities.

Your reading and understanding of the materials will form part of the training requirement and they will be referred to throughout the Session. Should you have signed up for the Inner Temple Pupil Supervisor Training Session (typically hosted in May each year), these materials will have also been sent to you by post (on a USB stick). Should you require further clarification of any points therein, please contact the relevant author or organisation.

Materials Guidance

We recommend that you read as widely from the above materials as possible, but have nonetheless detailed below the key study areas:


Pupillage Handbook 2018

The Regulatory Framework (section 1)

Pupil Supervisors (section 5)

Fair Recruitments and Selection of Pupils (section 6)

Pupillage Funding (section 7)

Pupils' Responsibilities for Registering Pupillage (section 8)

Specified Standards and Assessment by Pupil Supervisors (section 9)

Compulsory Courses (section 10)

Other Practice Requirements for Pupils (section 11)

Support and Advice for Pupils (section 14)

Appendix 1 (Summary of the Responsibilities of Pupils)

Appendix 2 (Forms and Templates)

BSB Handbook 2018

Part 2, Code of Conduct, Section C:

Part 2, Section D1.2 Equality & Diversity

(rC110 The general prohibition on discrimination)

((b), (c) the rules relating to the training of selection panels)

((d) the requirement that chambers uses fair and objective criteria)

((e), (f), (g) diversity monitoring requirements)

((i) fair access to work rule)

((j) the anti-harassment policy requirement)

Part 4, Section B; Bar Training Rules; rQ44 - rQ59

BPTC Handbook 2016/17 – Course Outline

Part 2 - What the course is about: An Outline

ATC – Training the Trainers
Whole resource
BSB Equality Rules Handbook
Additional materials, referenced in session and useful for future reference