sarah2266 Registered Posts: 49 Epic contributor 🐘

Has anyone done any exams with CTA or ATT? ...which is the higher qualification?
can anyone make any recommendations?
i am trying to decide how to further my qualifications after level 4 and as i am looking
at working for myself doing peoples accounts i am thinking the more i know about tax
the better..

any thoughts welcomed



  • Jo Clark
    Jo Clark Registered Posts: 2,525 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
    Hello Sarah

    I think CTA is the higher qualification as it is for Chartered status, Chartered Tax Adviser. There are a numerous people on this forum who have, are currently or are considering studying ATT/CTA. ATT will be good grounding for you to continue to CTA if you wish to.

    You may find this post contains some helpful information http://forums.aat.org.uk/showthread.php?36785-Att&p=264344#post264344

    Let us know what you decide.

    ~ An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest ~
    Benjamin Franklin
  • sloshed
    sloshed Registered Posts: 100 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    Hi Sarah

    I have done the ATT and can confirm that compared to AAT the difference on tax knowledge is vast. Before, I started the ATT I thought that I had reasonable tax knowledge but on receipt of my study pack from Tolleys I realised there is a major difference.

    If it helps I am pretty certain I still have stored on my computer a Tolleys Study Manual when I completed the qualification which was a few years ago, so whilst it is not particularly up to date it would give you an idea of what is involved. Please PM me if that would help!


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