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CTA exams

This podcast looks at the CTA exams. The podcast is designed for individuals considering taking the CTA exams or partners with team members considering the exams.


The podcast has two guests. The first is Sophie Hill who is a leading tutor from Tolley exam training and CPD trainer.  The second guest is Jess Tighe a Chartered Accountant and recent CTA exam student who brings real-life experience of the current exam process. 


The podcast explains the exams that are compulsory and those levels where there are options as to which papers are taken.


The contents include: Who should take the CTA exams? – Comparisons with ACA exams – The computer-based exams – The tax papers and the options – Best papers for individuals working in General Practice – When the exams are taken – Format of exams and are they open book or closed book – The case study paper – Study materials – Study options and support and Tolley’s guaranteed pass scheme.


Please note this podcast refers to Tolley’s exam training. Tolley’s did not pay nor were paid as part of this podcast.


The ATT exams


In this episode we look at ATT exam training with Tolley’s Sophie Hill.


The episode is designed for training partners/directors, HR departments and all practices or businesses looking to take on ATT students in 2023.  The episode is ideal for prospective ATT students. It will help you have a good understanding of the ATT exam and study process.


The episode explains the compulsory exams that students will have to take and the subsequent  optional papers.  We explore the costs of the exams and study packages and look at possible apprenticeship funding.


By the end of the episode, you will have a good understanding of the ATT exams and whether they are suitable for your business or practice. Likewise possible ATT students will be able to understand the process and help determine if this is the correct tax training route.



2:05 Differences between CTA and ATT exams

2:45 The compulsory ATT exam papers

3:11 Open book exams i.e. taking the exam remotely

3:52 The non-compulsory exam papers

6:11 When the exams are taken

7:29 Exemptions from papers

8:52 Computer based exams

11:52 How long will it take to complete the full course?

12:20 What books can you take into an open book exam?

14:23 Go to university or straight to work?

14:57 The foundation papers

18:25 Apprenticeships

20:17 The CTA pathway from ATT

22:58 The Tolleys approach, support and study materials

23:49 CBE study materials

24:32 Study courses

28:05 Practice exams and mock exams

29:28 How much studying is needed?

30:05 Tolleys guaranteed pass scheme

30:55 Costs of the study packages

CTA and ATT exams

SKU: CTA2023
  • The podcast is supplied as an MP3 file

    The verification quiz is in Excel format

    These episodes were recorded in the summer of 2023

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