Exam Focus and Skills Days

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

What are the Exam Focus and Skills Days?

The CIOT, alongside BPP, Kaplan Financial and Tolley Tax Training, offer classroom and webinar sessions twice a year in Spring and Autumn. The webinars are accessed remotely whilst the classroom sessions are held in London. You can see an introduction to previous webinar sessions here and here

How do the Exam Focus and Skills Day help?

The Exam Focus and Skills days will benefit you in a number of areas for the examinations. 

  • They are designed to help kickstart your revision with confidence.
  • They will cover both core and challenging areas of the syllabus for each paper.
  • You will be provided with exam standard and past exam questions.
  • The tutor will guide you through each question, showing you how to effectively identify issues and scenarios as well as assisting you to produce an exam standard answer.
  • Good exam and revision technique can be the difference in passing or failing a paper.

Timetable

Bookings will close two days before the date of each event. Please note that the ​tutors for each session may be subject to change.

Webinar Sessions

Exam Paper

Date and Time

Advanced Technical: Taxation of Individals

Saturday 7 September   (09:30-16:30)
Advanced Technical: Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses Saturday 14 September (09:30-16:30)
Advanced Technical: Taxation of Taxation of Major Corporates Saturday 14 September (09:30-16:30)
Application & Professional Skills: Taxation of Larger Companies and Groups Saturday 21 September (09:30-14:00)
Application & Professional Skills: Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses Saturday 28 September (09:30-14:00)

Classroom Sessions

Exam Paper

Date and Time

Advanced Technical: Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses

Saturday 7 September  (10:00-17:00)
Advanced Technical: Taxation of Individuals Saturday 14 September (10:00-17:00)

Fees

The fees for the 2019 Exam Focus and Skills Days are below:

  • Classroom Session - £30 (including lunch)
  • Webinar Session - £10 (including recording)
  • Webinar Recording - £10

Members of the Education Team will be present at the classroom sessions and happy to answer any of your questions relating to your student registration or examinations.

Webinar Recordings

You can purchase the recordings from the 2019 Exam Focus and Skills Days below. If you booked to view the webinar live you will be sent a recording, regardless of your attendance.

This section will be updated when recordings become available (typically four to five workings days after the webinar has taken place).

Spring 2019

Exam Paper

Date

Status

Advanced Technical: Taxation of Major Corporates

Saturday 2 March Available
Advanced Technical: Taxation of Individuals Saturday 9 March Available
Advanced Technical: Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses Saturday 16 March Available
Application & Professional Skills: Taxation of Larger Companies and Groups Saturday 23 March Available
Application & Professional Skills: Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses Saturday 23 March Available

Autumn 2019

Exam Paper

Date

Status

Advanced Technical: Taxation of Individuals

Saturday 7 September Unavailable
Advanced Technical: Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses Saturday 14 September Unavailable
Advanced Technical: Taxation of Major Corporates Saturday 14 September Unavailable
Application & Professional Skills: Taxation of Larger Companies and Groups Saturday 21 September Unavailable
Application & Professional Skills: Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses Saturday 28 September Unavailable

Testimonials

You can see what previous attendees have said about our Exam Focus and Skills Days below.

"As I self study these webinars are invaluable (I've also attended the Individuals webinar in 2017). They give me a boost when I know the answers/part of the answer to a question. When it's a subject I struggle with or don't like the webinar helps by going through the questions and explaining the answer. A bonus of the webinar is the participants can ask questions if they don't understand something. The answer can give a different perspective to your own ideas."

Spring 2019 | Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses 


"I attended a similar webinar for TOMC in the autumn which I found very helpful. I passed by 1 mark so obviously these webinars can make the difference between a pass and a fail!"

Spring 2019 | Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses 


"The presentator made the session interesting and enjoyable, they covered off areas of the syllabus that I find difficult and offered alternative ways of explaining things than my current training provider. It also gave me more confidence."

Autumn 2018 | Taxation of Taxation of Major Corporates