CTA Student Training Days

Question-based training for CTA students

Fine tune your examination skills for key topics by getting advice from expert tutors

These ​training ​sessions ​are ​intended ​for ​students ​taking ​the ​CTA ​examinations ​​and ​concentrates ​on ​the ​more ​demanding ​aspects ​of ​the ​topics, ​and ​the ​exam ​technique ​needed ​for ​the ​relevant ​paper. ​Tutors ​will ​work ​through ​past ​exam ​questions ​giving ​guidance ​on ​how ​to ​score ​the ​marks ​required ​for ​a ​good ​pass, ​as ​well ​as ​covering ​some ​of ​the ​important ​technical ​points. ​Good ​exam ​technique ​can ​be ​the ​difference ​in ​passing ​or ​failing ​a ​paper.

The training days are run by tutors from BPP, Kaplan and Tolley Exam Training in preparation for the November 2017 session. They will be classroom based in London on Taxation of Individuals and ​Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses, and as a webinar on the following topics:

  • Taxation ​of ​Individuals
  • Taxation of Owner-Managed ​Businesses
  • Advanced ​Corporation ​Tax
  • Application and Interaction (OMB subject)

Timetable and Fees

London Classroom (10am – 5pm)

£100 including lunch

Saturday 9 September

Saturday 16 September

​Taxation of Owner-Managed ​Businesses - Tutor: John Cunningham (Kaplan)

​Taxation of Individuals Tutor: Chris Siddle (Tolley)


Webinar (9.30am – 4.30pm)

£75 | £50 (Application and Interaction half-day)

Saturday 9 September

Mon 11 & Weds 13 September (two evenings)

Saturday 16 September

Saturday 23 September

​​Taxation of Individuals - Tutor: Hywel Jones (Kaplan)

​Taxation of Owner-Managed ​Businesses (6pm – 8.30pm) - Tutor: John Cunningham (Kaplan)

​Taxation of Owner-Managed ​Businesses - Tutor: Marion Hodgkiss (Kaplan)

Advanced ​Corporation ​Tax - Tutor: Nitin Rabheru (BPP)

Application & Interaction (9.30am – 2pm) - Tutor: Juliet Smith (Tolley) 


  • All webinars are recorded and can be viewed again after the session.
  • The study material for these sessions will be the same as those used for the training days in Spring 2017.
  • The ​advertised tutors for each session may be subject to change.

For the Application and Interaction session the questions will be based around the topic of Owner-Managed Businesses, however, the main focus of the session will be on the exam technique and skills required to pass the paper rather than technical content. Below you can download a clip of the Application and Interaction webinar from Spring 2016 to give you an idea of what to expect and how it will work:

For the classroom sessions in London you will also have the opportunity to meet and speak to members of the Education Team regarding any questions you may have on your student registration and/or the examinations.


Bookings will close two days before the date of each event.

What previous attendees have said

"I definitely feel a lot more prepared for the exam. I know that I still have a lot of work to do, but I feel a lot more focused and that I know exactly which areas to spend my study time on. THANK YOU :)" | Spring 2017

"[It was] very useful to go through questions picking up important exam technique and how to score marks" | Autumn 2016

"Having never used a webinar I couldn’t see how effective it would be and how it would compare with a classroom course but it was excellent. Thank you :)" | Spring 2016

"I thought this day was really great. The tutor had clearly prepared and was excited to be there and share his knowledge and skill - this made the day really enjoyable and really effective. I feel that the skills I picked up in the session are the difference between a pass and a fail. The tutor shared so much knowledge in such a short amount of time and has given me a whole new way to study. Great value for money - really fab!" | Autumn 2015