Cost-effective – students following the Tax Pathway do not have to pay for the Awareness exemption.

Early qualification – as the Tax Pathway provides an integrated route to both the ATT and CTA qualifications, students will be able to  ‘unlock’ and start studying the other CTA papers once Core 1 has been completed.

More choice – students can choose which ATT papers they sit at Core knowledge stage 1 (as no papers are mandatory) and match these choices with their Advanced Technical papers and Application and Professional Skills question.  There is complete flexibility in the combination of sitting an Advanced Technical paper with an Application and Professional Skills question.

Regularly updated – exams are based on current tax law, ensuring students are up-to-date with the changing developments in the field of taxation.

No previous academic or professional qualifications required – however, in order to pass the examinations a reasonable standard of English and mathematics is essential. Students will also need to provide a referee.

Events and conferences - access to branch events and conferences.

Tax Adviser - subscription to Tax Adviser online, the monthly online journal from the ATT and CIOT, which includes technical articles, current tax notes, digests of cases and news from the ATT and CIOT.  A hard copy of the Journal will be sent after two years as a registered Tax Pathway student.

Legislation - Discounts on CCH and Tolley’s Tax Legislation

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A wealth of student resources and support – from detailed syllabi to past exam papers and answers, branch events and student newsletters, along with dedicated social media groups, as a Tax Pathway student you will have access to all the support material you will need to succeed from both the ATT and CIOT.  For full details of the support available please visit

Association of Taxation Technicians

The leading professional body for those providing UK tax compliance services.

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Chartered Institute of Taxation

The leading body in the UK for taxation professionals dealing with all aspects of taxation.

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Tax Adviser

The UK’s leading monthly magazine for the widest range of tax professionals.

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