How to Choose a Course Provider for the CTA Qualification

11 Mar 2021

Available course providers 

Here is a list of course providers for the CTA for different locations across the UK:  


Kaplan Financial 

RMJPI - London Business Academy 

Tolley Exam Training 


Please note that course providers are listed purely alphabetically. There is no preference implied in the order which these course providers are listed. 

What should your course include?  
As a CIOT student, it’s important to choose a properly structured course of study that is tailored to the CTA examination.  
Your course could include a variety of distance learning opportunities, introductory courses, link courses, and revision courses for the examination. To maximise your chances of passing, we recommend a combination of distance learning courses, online learning AND evening classes and/or intensive revision courses.  

Remember to do your research  
Before you choose a course, make sure you research the expertise of the lecturers. You’ll also want to find out how many students are enrolling on the course, the number sitting the examination, information on any guaranteed pass schemes, and the examination pass rates. 

Be prepared  
Try to do as much written work as possible before the big day. One of the main reasons why some people fail the examination is that they aren’t prepared, so focus on answering as many practice questions as possible. This will give you a better idea of what to expect during the examination. 

Don’t forget to register as a student 

You must register as a student with the Institute at least four months before you can book your first examination. View more guidance on registering as a student

Then enter for an examination 

For the May examinations, you must enter by the last day of February

For the November examinations, you must enter by the last day of AugustView more guidance on registering for the examination

Remember that the Institute, the Tutorial Bodies and your firm are not responsible for your registration or examination entry. You must ensure that you are registered as a student and have entered the examinations yourself. 

The CIOT neither controls nor supervises any of the course providers and is therefore not responsible for their conduct or content. 

If you would like more information on dates, enrolment or course content, please contact the course provider directly. Make sure you request full details of the course before registering. 

Need more information? 

Please contact us here.