The criteria set out the aims and objectives of courses, including the knowledge and skills that barristers should have upon completion of a course.
The aim of the course is to provide barristers with a good understanding of the scope and limitations of the Public Access Scheme, the information which lay clients will require, and the appropriate client care letters covering this. The course will also cover the relevant provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering Regulation 2007. 

Providers of the training scheme will be assessed against the criteria before being authorised as a provider.

Providers (which do not necessarily have to be barristers) should have significant experience in public access scheme work, conducting litigation, and/or relevant training in the legal services sector.

The criteria and the application form “Public Access Scheme Recognition as an approved training provider for the Public Access Course”, can be found on the Public Access Training page of the BSB website at