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Students can register to join the joint programme on day one of their ACA training agreement, or part way through, as long as they work in tax. You don’t need any prior tax knowledge, but must demonstrate ongoing tax work experience to complete the qualification.
The following circumstances also apply:
- ACA: You must not have completed the Professional Level Business Planning paper
- CTA: You must not have completed two CTA Advanced Technical papers
Note: you must register with the CTA as a joint programme student at least four months in advance of taking your first CTA exam. The ethics and law CBE's must be passed before you have entered for your last CTA paper.
Months of entry
The ACA CTA joint programme lets you achieve two prestigious qualifications in a shorter amount of time - ACA and CTA. You can become a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with the joint programme.
The structure of the qualification is as follows:
- Complete all ACA Certificate and Professional exams with exception of ACA Business Planning Tax (BPT)
- Sit a CTA Advanced Technical paper in place of the ACA Business Planning Tax (BPT) paper - either Advanced Technical Taxation of Major Corporates (TOMC) or Advanced Technical Taxation of Owner Managed Businesses (OMB)
- Complete all ACA Advanced Level exams
- Pass one further CTA Advanced Technical paper or the CTA Application Paper
- Pass the Professional Responsibilities and Ethics CBE. This must be passed before you have entered for your last CTA paper.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time6 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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