The ACA CTA Joint Programme is an efficient route for students to achieve two prestigious qualifications.
The ACA CTA Joint Programme gives students the opportunity to specialise in one of three areas – taxation of major corporates, owner-managed businesses or indirect tax. Employers can work with students to choose the specialism most relevant to their workplace, experience and training. The programme has been designed to maintain the rigorous standards of both ICAEW and CIOT, while offering students a fast-track route to become a specialist in tax.
Students can join the joint programme on the first day of their ACA training agreement, or partway through, providing they work in tax.
Students signing up to the joint programme must also meet the following conditions:
Students must pass all of the modules and examinations, as well as the professional development, ethics and practical work experience components of both the ACA and CTA qualifications. Once successfully completed, students will be eligible to apply for membership to ICAEW and CIOT.
The programme is likely to take three to four years to complete. Students can apply for ICAEW membership once all elements of the ACA are completed, and then apply for membership of CIOT once all parts of the CTA qualification are completed.
Online, distance and classroom study is available for all of the ACA modules. Tuition is available for all of the CTA exams.
Find out more about the exams involved for each of the specialist routes:
If you are interested in offering the ACA-CTA Joint Programme in your organisation, download the brochure for more information.