Exam Focus and Skills Days

Question-based training for CTA Students

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

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

  • 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.
  • The days are run by very experienced tutors from BPP, Kaplan Financial and Tolley Tax Training.
  • Choice of classroom-based sessions in London and webinars in Owner-Managed Businesses, Individuals, Taxation of Major Corporates and Application and Interaction.
  • Good exam and revision technique can be the difference in passing or failing a paper.



Saturday 3 March 2018

Saturday 10 March 2018

Monday 12 & Wednesday 14 March 2018

Taxation of Major Corporates
(click to view an introduction to the session)

Webinar (9.30am- 4.30pm)

Tutor: Nitin Rabheru (BPP)

Owner-Managed Businesses

London Classroom (10am - 5pm)

Tutor: Gordon Faragher (Kaplan)

Taxation of Individuals

Webinar (9.30am- 4.30pm)

Tutor: Hywel Jones (Kaplan)

Owner-Managed Businesses

Webinar - Two Evenings (6pm - 8.30pm)

Tutor: John Cunningham (Kaplan)


Saturday 17 March 2018

Saturday 24 March 2018

Taxation of Individuals

London Classroom (10am - 5pm)

Tutor: Karen Bullen (Tolley Tax Training)

Owner-Managed Businesses
(click to view an introduction to the session)

Webinar (9.30am- 4.30pm)

Tutor: Marion Hodgkiss (Kaplan)

Application and Interaction
(click to view an introduction to the session)

Webinar - half day (9.30am - 2pm)

Tutor: Juliet Smith (Tolley Tax Training)


London Classroom: £100 (lunch included) | Webinar: £75

For the classroom sessions in London you will also have the opportunity to meet and speak to members of the Education Team regarding any questions you may have on your student registration and/or the examinations.


  • Bookings will close two days before the date of each event

  • All webinars are recorded and can be viewed again after the session
  • The ‚Äčadvertised tutors for each session may be subject to change

For the Application and Interaction session the questions will be based around the topic of Owner-Managed Businesses, however, the main focus of the session will be on the exam technique and skills required to pass the paper rather than technical content. Below you can download a clip of the Application and Interaction webinar from Spring 2016 to give you an idea of what to expect and how it will work:

File Application and Interaction webinar clip

What previous attendees have said

"I thought this day was really great. [the tutor] had clearly prepared and was excited to be there and share his knowledge and skill - this made the day really enjoyable and really effective. I feel that the skills I picked up in the session are the difference between a pass and a fail. [the tutor] shared so much knowledge in such a short amount of time and has given me a whole new way to study. Great value for money - really fab!" | Autumn 2017 

"I definitely feel a lot more prepared for the exam. I know that I still have a lot of work to do, but I feel a lot more focused and that I know exactly which areas to spend my study time on. THANK YOU :)" | Spring 2017

"[It was] very useful to go through questions picking up important exam technique and how to score marks" | Autumn 2016