FAQs

Do you have a question about how COVID-19 is affecting the 2020 exams? Here you will find the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

We will update this page regularly so please check back if you have any more questions. Last updated on 30 July 2020.


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June and December 2020 exams

If you had entered to sit the exams in June 2020, or you're planning to sit in December 2020, you may have lots of questions about COVID-19 and the exams. Here you will find answers to some of the questions you may have about how the exams will be affected.

Exam passes and registration

If you were planning to sit the exams in June 2020, you may have concerns about how your exam passes and registration will be affected. Here you will find more information on the steps we're taking to ensure that you are able to complete the qualification.

Courses and studying

With so many things to think about, you may feel stressed or anxious about how this situation will affect your studies. Here you will find answers to some of the questions you may have about what to expect in relation to your exam preparation.


 

What has happened to my June 2020 exam entry?

Your June 2020 has been transferred to the December 2020 session. We will be expanding the session to include all exam modules, so you can sit your exam at the earliest opportunity. You should be able to see your December 2020 exam entry by logging in to your user account.

Will there be exams in December 2020?

Yes, we have been working hard to make sure the exams are able to go ahead safely, even if local lockdowns or social distancing measures are put in place.

We have made some changes to the December exams to protect the health and wellbeing of our students, partners and colleagues.

Can I enter to sit additional exams in December 2020?

Yes, if if you'd like to sit additional exams in December, you will simply need to enter online.

The deadline to submit your exam entry is 16 September 2020.

My exam is only available in June. Can I sit it in December 2020?

We will expand the December 2020 session to include all exam modules, so you can sit in December.

My employer hasn’t been invoiced for June 2020. Do we still have to pay?

Yes, you and your employer will be expected to pay the invoice to sit in December 2020.

I can’t sit in December. Can I sit next year instead?

Yes. To defer your exam entry to June 2021, please email us. Due to the high volume of requests, this may take longer for us to process so please be patient.

I am an ACA CTA Joint Programme student. How will this affect my studies?

Your exam entry was automatically deferred to the December 2020 exam session, on the same terms as for ADIT students. If you have any more questions, please email your query to education [at] tax.org.uk.

Will my previous ADIT exam passes be extended due to the impact of Coronavirus?

We will extend current exam passes held by candidates entered to sit the June 2020 exams by six months. If you have not entered to sit an exam in this session, your exam pass will not be extended.

Extending passes will take us some time to process, so this won’t be immediately reflected on your student record. Please don’t contact us if you don’t see this change straight away, as we’re working very hard to process these extensions.

My exam pass was due to expire in June 2020. Do I have to resit?

We will extend current exam passes held by candidates who have entered to sit the June 2020 exams by six months, so if you were entered and your pass was due to expire, you will have more time to complete the qualification. Exam passes which expired in the December 2019 session or earlier will not be extended.

My exam pass expired in December 2019. Can I have it extended?

No, exam passes which expired in the December 2019 session or earlier will not be extended.

Will my student registration be extended due to the impact of Coronavirus?

We will extend the ADIT student registrations of those who entered to sit the June 2020 exams by six months. If you did not enter to sit an exam in this session, your registration will not be extended.

Extending registrations will take us some time to process, so this won’t be immediately reflected on your student record. Please don’t contact us if you don’t see this change straight away, as we’re working very hard to process these extensions.

My registration is due to lapse before December. Do I have to re-register?

We will extend the ADIT student registrations of those entered to sit the June 2020 exams by six months, so if you entered for June 2020 exams and your registration was due to expire, you will have more time to complete the qualification. We will not be extending the registration of anyone who did not enter to sit in June 2020.

My registration had already lapsed. Do I have to re-register?

Yes. We will only be extending the registration of those who entered to sit the June 2020 exams. If your registration has already lapsed, you will need to re-register before you can enter to sit any more exams.

Will I have to learn new tax law for the December 2020 exams?

The December 2020 exam session will be based on the same ADIT syllabus contents as the June 2020 exam session, so you will not be required to learn significant amounts of new tax law.

Under our exam regulations, questions will not be set which require knowledge of any law or regulation or any Statutory Instrument, EU directive or similar legal provision announced less than five months before the date of an exam, or on any tax or legal court case reported less than three months before the exam date. These regulations will continue to apply to the December 2020 exam session, so you will be expected to remain up-to-date with new developments during the intervening period.

Will my course dates be rescheduled?

You will need to contact your course provider directly to find out whether they’re planning to reschedule.

I would rather do online or distance learning. Is this an option?

Yes, some of our course providers do provide online courses.

If you signed up for courses for June 2020 which were postponed, you should speak to your provider about whether they have any remote learning options available.