ATT timescale?

Tjcgti
Tjcgti Registered Posts: 40 ? ? ?
Hi, just a quick question. Thinking after I have done me AAT to do ATT. I know it's boring etc, but heard it's good money :)

What is the maximum time this course can take? 1, 2, 3 years?

Thanks

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  • pppgreen
    pppgreen Registered Posts: 21 Regular contributor ⭐ ? ⭐
    I'm also interested in doing ATT after my AAT studies but if it takes 2/3 years i'd rather go on to do ACCA/ACA.

    I know it consists of around 7/8 papers (may be wrong) but not too sure how long it takes to complete.
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    It's all on the ATT website.

    You can theoretically take as long as you like. Or as short as you like. You have to be registered as a student member for 6 months before you sit any exams.

    ATT is pure tax, more advanced than the tax modules in ACCA but possibly not the ACA. The 2 chartered qualifications are accountancy as well as tax. Which you do depends on what aspirations you have for your career.

    There are 4 modules you have to pass. If you did business tax at AAT then you are exempt from BTAP (paper 2?). You have to do 2 e-assessments on law and ethics (which replaces the old Paper 7) which is one module, personal tax, and one module of your choice.

    Student membership is a one off fee that lasts for 5 years. You can get a reduced AAT subscription if you are studying a further tax qualification.

    An exam pass lasts for 3 years, after which point if you've not passed all 4 modules and become a full member, you have to submit CPD and pay a fee to renew your pass (get a certificate of competency).
  • Julia
    Julia Registered Posts: 78 ? ? ?
    Hello

    I tend to slightly disagree about ACCA tax papers being less intense than ATT. As a former tutor of tax I found that ACCA paper 3.2 which is now paper P6 was much harder than some aspects of aTT syllabus as the final level papers are set at masters level. The ICAEW papers are also set at this level. Of course ATT is purely tax as Monsoon correctly states

    Good luck.

    Julia (BPP subject specialist)
  • pppgreen
    pppgreen Registered Posts: 21 Regular contributor ⭐ ? ⭐
    Thanks for your information its very helpful.

    So in theory if you do Business Tax as part of your AAT you only have to sit three exams to become a full ATT member? That could surely be done in three months (including the 5 months you have to wait before you can sit an exam).
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    Julia, thanks for that. I'm repeating comments from ACCA qualified people who've also done ATT and they've all said ATT is more in depth. I guess it's a matter of opinion? Either way, I'd say the ATT is bloomin brilliant and, having done it, it's quite scary how basic the AAT tax modules are in comparison.

    PPP, depending on your free time available yes, I suppose you could get it done super quick, but it's a big step up from AAT, just do you know!
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Registered Posts: 1,624
    Maybe they hadn't done the advanced tax paper? As this is an option not all ACCA qualified people have to do it.
  • Makkusu
    Makkusu Registered Posts: 94 ? ? ?
    I'm also interested in studying ATT after I complete Level 4 AAT. I had a job interview with a rather grumpy older than average man a while ago and he said ATT is a step backwards after completing AAT in terms of Tax based qualifications.

    Am I right in thinking the guy was wrong? Because it contradicts everything I've read.
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Registered Posts: 1,624
    He is absolutely wrong in every way, there is no way that ATT is a backwards step after AAT!!!
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    Makkusu wrote: »
    I'm also interested in studying ATT after I complete Level 4 AAT. I had a job interview with a rather grumpy older than average man a while ago and he said ATT is a step backwards after completing AAT in terms of Tax based qualifications.

    Am I right in thinking the guy was wrong? Because it contradicts everything I've read.
    He is absolutely wrong in every way, there is no way that ATT is a backwards step after AAT!!!
    Yes, he is absolutely wrong. What an odd thing to say!
  • Makkusu
    Makkusu Registered Posts: 94 ? ? ?
    He is absolutely wrong in every way, there is no way that ATT is a backwards step after AAT!!!
    Monsoon wrote: »
    Yes, he is absolutely wrong. What an odd thing to say!

    I knew it! Being in an interview I had to be humble about his "advice", he also recommended me a Tax qualification that isn't even about nowadays! Maybe it was best I didn't get that job so I can follow my personal aspirations.

    P.S. - I didn't get that job because he said the hours would be too much for me, I said I thought it was 37.5 hours a week which is the minimum for a full-time job and he replied "Yes, BUT with an extra 10-12 hours of studying a week... I just don't think you'd cope". Was such an insult, it sounds much less than I'm prepared to put in but my fault for not putting that across in the interviews I guess... I find it hard to believe that's the main reason and would rather interviewers be completely straight when giving feedback!

    Anyway, yeah, ATT sounds good. :)
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