Courses of Study

As a CIOT student, you are strongly recommended to follow a properly structured course of study designed specifically to prepare candidates for the CTA examination.

The course providers offers a variety of distance learning, introductory, link and revision courses. Most candidates would benefit from following a distance learning course AND attending evening classes and/or intensive revision courses.

When deciding upon your course provider, we recommend that you ask questions concerning the qualifications and expertise of the lecturers, the number of students on the course, the number sitting the examination and examination pass rates.

Students are urged to do as much written work in their preparation as possible. Failure in the examinations is very often clearly due to a lack of preparation, especially insufficient practice at answering questions.

The Institute would like to remind all students wishing to take the CTA examination that it is up to them to register with the Institute at least four months before they wish to sit the examination and enter separately for the examination.

Students should not expect the tutorial bodies to be responsible for your registration with the Institute or for your examination entry.

The list that follows is compiled from information provided by the organisations listed. The Chartered Institute of Taxation does not control or supervise any of these course providers or their courses and is in no way responsible for their conduct or content.

For precise details on dates, enrolment and course content, please contact the individual course providers directly. Students should request full details before registering with a course provider.

Course Providers currently running CTA courses

Course providers are listed purely alphabetically and there is no preference implied in the order which the course providers are listed.


BPP offer distance learning courses via Online Classroom Live for the CTA examinations.

T: 020 8746 4150
E: tax [at] (Enquiries)

Kaplan Financial

Kaplan Financial offer distance learning and Live Online courses for the CTA examinations.

T: 0161 259 7400
E: studentservices [at] (Student Services)

Birmingham - Baskerville House, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND
Bristol - 1st Floor, Linear Park, Temple Quay Central, Bristol, BS2 0PS
Glasgow - 2nd Floor, 112 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1PS
Leeds - 1st Floor City Exchange, 11 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5ES
London - South Building & Main Building, Spring House, 40-44 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JL
Manchester - 6th Floor St James Building, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2nd Floor Provincial House, 148-152 Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7DQ
Southampton - Broadcasting House, 10 Havelock Road, Southampton, SO14 7FY

RMJPI - London Business Academy

RMJPI - London Business Academy offer fast track, blended learning and block classes courses for the CTA examinations.

T: 0208 133 8243
F: 01293 763200
E: info [at] (Dr. Randolph Metz-Johnson)

London - Crawley Business Centre, Stephenson Way, Three Bridges, Crawley, RH10 1TN

Tolley Exam Training

Tolley Exam Training offers distance learning, virtual learning and classroom based courses for the CTA examinations.

T: 020 3364 4500
E: examtraining [at]

Belfast - Ramada Encore Belfast City Centre, Saint Annes Square, 20 Talbot Square, 20 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 3LD
Birmingham - Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6TB
Bristol - 6th Floor, City Point, Temple Gate, Bristol, BS1 6PL
Leeds - 4th Floor, 12 Greek Street, Leeds, LS1 5RU
London - Lexis House, 30 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4HH
Manchester - 16th Floor, Manchester One, 53 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LD
Newcastle upon Tyne - Clavering House, Clavering Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3NG
Reading - Tangent House, 16 Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1SB
Southampton - Latimer House, 5-7 Cumberland Place, Southampton, SO15 2BH