Student Events

Access the free CIOT student events below to support your studies.

Finance Act 2017 Update - Direct Tax Papers Only

Event provided by Kaplan

The exams in May and November 2018 will be based on FA 2017. For anyone who was not successful in the November 2017 exams or who is moving to the next stage of their studies and wants to see where the main changes have occurred, this session will cover the main aspects of FA 2017 relevant to exams in 2018.

The update was hosted by Kaplan Financial and held as a Live-on-Line session on 1 February 2018 at 6.30pm. It lasted about 1.5 hours.

If you have any questions please email marion.hodgkiss [at] Please do not contact the Institute.

Advisory: VAT on UK Domestic Transactions, IPT & SDLT

Event provided by the CIOT

If you sat the Advisory: VAT on UK Domestic Transactions, IPT & SDLT paper at the November 2017 exam session, you can view a webinar which considers the exam paper in detail explaining the areas where candidates did not score marks, and why, and how marks could have been achieved.

If you are planning on sitting this exam paper for the first time in November 2018 this webinar should be essential viewing.

CTA Exam Panel Webcast and Process

Event provided by the CIOT

Ever wondered how the CIOT exams are written and marked? Well, listen to the below webcast and wonder no more!

CTA Exam Panel webcast

This is a recording of a special Q&A event run by the CIOT London Branch on 1 July 2014, in which John Preston, Chairman of the CIOT Examination Committee, and Anne Fairpo, CIOT President, answered questions about how the CTA exams are set, marked and moderated, and gives guidance on how students could improve their marks.

The Q&A session is part of an ongoing programme of events run by the London Branch specifically for students and younger members. For more information, please check the London Branch student page or contact london [at]

CTA Exam Panel process

A flowchart of the exam process can be downloaded from the link below, which depicts the process discussed at the CTA Exam Panel.