CA CTA Joint Programme

11 Mar 2021

We are delighted to have entered into partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). Both Institutes have a proud history of collaboration on numerous policy and CPD initiatives.

About the CA CTA Joint Programme  

Combining the prestigious CA accountancy and CTA tax qualifications, this joint programme enables students to accelerate their professional development and achieve their designatory letters in as little as three or three and a half years.  

Students may specialise in one of two areas of tax:  

  • Owner-Managed Businesses  
  • Major Corporates  

One of the above CTA papers will take the place of the ICAS TPS Taxation paper.

Benefits of the CA CTA  

Because this programme combines two study routes, there is a reduction in overall study time, the overall cost and the overlap in course content has been removed. Employers can be assured of no reduction in the breadth or quality of the course content.  

To summarise  

  • Become a specialist in tax and accounting  
  • Become dual qualified within three or three and a half years  
  • Reduced time  
  • Reduced costs  
  • Reduced syllabus overlap  

How can I find out more about this programme? 

See the CA CTA Joint Programme prospectus and CTA syllabus and view the course structure.


New Student Registration

  • CTA: £225 and is valid for three years.
  • Tax Pathway: £330 and is valid for five years.
  • ACA CTA / CA CTA Joint Programme: £225 and is valid for four years.

Use your email address to register as a new student.

The registration fee is non-refundable* (unless the application is unsuccessful) and is payable in addition to entry fees for the examinations. (*Please note if your situation changes significantly within a month of the date you made your application for student registration and you no longer wish to proceed (provided you have not registered for any examinations) then a refund can be made, less a small administration charge.)

Student Re-Registration

  • CTA: £175 and is valid for a further three years.
  • Tax Pathway: £330 and is valid for a further five years.
  • ACA CTA / CA CTA Joint Programme: £225 and is valid for a further four years.

View further details on the re-registration page