ACA/CTA Joint Programme
Achieve both the ACA and the CTA in three to four years with the ICAEW and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) Joint Programme. Ideal for students who want to specialise in one of three areas of tax.
- Optimised study time reducing overlap of topics
- Cost effective way of gaining two highly valued qualifications
- Guaranteed Pass Scheme
Important notice: Coronavirus
To help support our students in preparation for the 2020 examinations, all future courses will be run as Online Tuition Live (OTL) until it is safe to resume face-to-face courses. OTL courses will be run on the same dates as the scheduled face-to-face courses. This is in addition to our existing online courses.
Understanding the ACA/CTA Joint Programme
Students and employers usually decide to enter the Joint Programme at the start of their studies. However, ACA students can join the Joint Programme, provided they have not yet sat the Business Planning: Taxation module.
- You must register first as an ACA student before you can apply for the Joint Programme
- When you have received your ACA student number, you can register with the CIOT
Tolley are the only tuition provider to offer material and courses for all CTA Advanced Technical papers, Application and Professional Skills papers, and ADIT paper 2.09. All of which can be taken as part of the ACA/CTA Joint programme.
If you have any queries about any aspect of your studies, please give us a call.
Telephone: 020 3364 4500
Download our Exam Training brochure for more information about studying with Tolley.
One of the reasons for our students’ excellent exam results is the wide range of study options that we offer.
Guaranteed Pass Scheme
Ensuring you have the ability and confidence to pass first time with Tolley.
The scheme combines our tuition and revision courses. All eligible students enrolled on this programme will be given one free distance learning and revision course, if, in the unlikely event, they fail their examinations.
Distance learning and revision course
Meet Tolley’s CTA training tutors
Our training tutors are made up of the most respected tax industry experts in the country.
We are confident our pass rates will continue to significantly surpass the national average and our wide range of study options help to achieve this.
Our CTA May 2019 pass rates
|Tolley Exam Training*||National Average|
* Pass rates for those enrolled on the Guaranteed Pass Scheme
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I do the joint programme, rather than pass the qualifications individually?
The programme cuts down the number of papers, saving you time while allowing you to achieve both qualifications. It also allows you to specialise in tax from the start of your studies.
When do I become an ICAEW/CIOT member?
The rules around becoming a member of the ICAEW and CIOT remain the same, regardless of the route chosen. Students can apply for membership once they have three years’ relevant professional experience and have passed the relevant papers.
What modules do I need to study?
You need to study 14 out of the 15 ACA modules and choose one specialist CTA Advanced Technical Paper. The CTA Specialist paper is sat instead the ACA Professional Level Business Planning: Taxation module. You then take one further CTA paper together with the Ethics computer based exam to gain the CTA qualification.
How long does the Joint Programme take to complete?
Students can take as little as three to four years to complete the Joint Programme, depending on work load, course dates and exam results. Less time is spent out the office and more on studies relevant to your employment.