Qualification Navigator



School Leaver

Do you currently have a finance related Qualification?

Yes I do - If you are in employment or applying for work, We suggest you talk to your (prospective) employer about the ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship that will lead to an ATT Qualification.

No I do not - We suggest you identify a prospective employer that would support the ATT Qualification or ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship

Are you currently in employment/applying for work?

Yes - We suggest you talk to your (prospective) employer about the ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship that will lead to an ATT Qualification

No - We suggest that you consider a ATT Foundation Qualification that could help you build on your tax knowledge and be a positive on your CV for any prospective employer.

Do you intend to apply for work in the next month?

Yes - We suggest you identify a prospective employer that would support the ATT Qualification or ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship

No - We suggest if you are looking to pursue a career in tax that you start with an ATT Foundation Qualification

Are you currently in employment/ applying for work?

Yes - We suggest you talk to your (prospective) employer about the ATT Foundation Qualifications to help build your tax knowledge.

No - We suggest that you consider an ATT Foundation Qualification that could help you build on your tax knowledge and be positive on your CV for any prospective employer. 

Graduate

Do you currently have a finance related degree, or similar?

Yes - We suggest that you talk to your (prospective) employer about the ATT CTA Tax Pathway.

No - If you are in employment /applying for work, we suggest that you talk to your (prospective) employer about the ATT Qualification or ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

Are you currently in employment/applying for work?

Yes - We suggest that you talk to your (prospective) employer about the ATT Qualification or ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

No - We suggest that you identify a prospective employer that is looking to support Apprentices through an ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

Do you wish to progress within a tax career to become a specialist Adviser?

Yes - We suggest that you talk to your (prospective) employer about the ATT CTA Tax Pathway.

No - We suggest that you talk to your (prospective) employer about the ATT Qualification.

Employer

Are you looking to employ a new member of staff for a tax role?

If so, where are you based? 

England - We suggest looking at the ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship. 

Wales or Northern Ireland - We suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications which will bring staff to a capable level of understanding in areas of Personal Tax, Business Tax and VAT.

Scotland - We suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications which will bring staff to a capable level of understanding in areas of Personal Tax, Business Tax and VAT.  You may also wish to consider the options for an Apprenticeship through the National Occupational Standards model as part of the devolved education and training policy.

Are you looking to train a junior member of staff with no current tax knowledge?

If so, we suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications which will bring staff to a capable level of understanding in areas of Personal Tax, Business Tax and VAT.

 

Are you looking to train a member of staff who has a basic tax understanding?

If so, where are you based?  



England - We suggest looking at the ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship. 

Wales or Northern Ireland - We suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications which will bring staff to a capable level of understanding in areas of Personal Tax, Business Tax and VAT.

Scotland - We suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications which will bring staff to a capable level of understanding in areas of Personal Tax, Business Tax and VAT.  You may also wish to consider the options for an Apprenticeship through the National Occupational Standards model as part of the devolved education and training policy.

Are you looking to train a member of staff who has knowledge in accounting?

We suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications which will bring staff to a capable level of understanding in areas of Personal Tax, Business Tax and VAT.

Are you looking to train a member of staff with good tax knowledge and experience who wishes to gain a qualification?

If so, do they already have a related qualification? 



Yes - You may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications.

No - You may wish to consider the ATT CTA Tax Pathway which enables students to gain the two most prestigious tax qualifications. 

Where are you based?

England - We suggest looking at the ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship. 

Wales or Northern Ireland - We suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications which will bring staff to a capable level of understanding in areas of Personal Tax, Business Tax and VAT.

Scotland - We suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications which will bring staff to a capable level of understanding in areas of Personal Tax, Business Tax and VAT.  You may also wish to consider the options for an Apprenticeship through the National Occupational Standards model as part of the devolved education and training policy.

Is the member of staff formally employed by your firm, working for a minimum of 30 hours a week?

Yes - We suggest looking at the ATT Qualification or ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship. 

No - We suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications which will being staff to a capable level of understanding in areas of Person Tax, Business Tax and VAT. 

Does your firm pay the Apprenticeship Levy?

Yes - We suggest that you consider enrolling this member of staff for the ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

No - We suggest that you consider enrolling this member of staff for the ATT Trailblazer Apprenticeship. Whilst you do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy you can qualify for 90% of the training (up to the funding band maximum - currently £9,000) to be paid for by the Government.

How much experience does your member of staff have?

Less than 2 years - We suggest our ATT Foundation Qualifications so that they can build up knowledge and experience before moving into the ATT Qualification. 

2 - 5 years - We suggest that you consider enrolling this member of staff for the ATT Qualification.

5 years or over - If they are currently studying the ACA with the ICEAW, we suggest considering the ACA CTA Joint Progamme that enables students who want to specialsie in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications. 

Is your member of staff also currently studying the ACA with the ICEAW?

Yes - You may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications.

No -  We would suggest the CTA Indirect Qualification or the CTA Direct Qualification, provided you meet the qualifying criteria. 

What area of tax do you wish your staff to study?

Direct taxes - We suggest the CTA Direct Qualification.

Indirect taxes - We suggest the CTA Indirect Qualification. 

Is your member of staff likely to work on the taxation of major corporates?

Yes - You may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications. 

No - We suggest the CTA Direct Qualification, provided that they meet the qualifying criteria. 

Accountant

Do you already have a related qualification (including ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS, AIA, CIMA)?

Yes - If you are studying with the ICEAW, you may wish you to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications 

No - We suggest the ATT Foundation Qualifications. As you work through the Foundation Level Qualifications and build your experience you may, after two years, look to then study for the full ATT qualification.  

Do you have any tax experience without a formal qualification?

No - We suggest the ATT Foundation Qualifications. As you work through the Foundation Qualifications and build your experience you may, after two years, look to then study for the full ATT Qualification.  

Less than 2 years - We suggest the ATT Foundation Qualifications. As you work through the Foundation Qualifications and build your experience you may, after two years, look to then study for the full ATT Qualification.  

2-5 years experience - We suggest that you consider enrolling for the ATT Qualification. 

5 years plus - You may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications 

Are you currently studying the ACA with the ICAEW?

Yes - You may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications.

No - We suggest that you consider enrolling for the ATT Qualification

What area of tax do you wish to specialise in?

Direct taxes - We suggest the CTA Direct Qualification.

Indirect taxes - We would suggest the CTA Indirect Qualification.

Are you likely to work on the taxation of major corporates?

Yes - You may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications.

No - We would recommend the CTA Direct Qualification

Tax practitioner

Do you already have a related qualification? (including ATT)

Yes - You may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications 

No - We suggest that you consider enrolling for the ATT Qualification.

How much experience do you have?

Less than 2 years - Although there is a requirement for 2 years of practical experience to become an ATT member, you are able to qualify through the papers then become a full member once you have completed the 2 years practical experience.

2-5 years - We suggest that you consider enrolling for the ATT Qualification. 

5 years plus - You may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications 

Are you also currently studying the ACA with the ICAEW?

If so,  you may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications 

What area of tax do you wish to specialise in?

Direct taxes - We suggest the CTA Direct Qualification.

Indirect Taxes - We would suggest the CTA Indirect Qualification.

Are you likely to work on the taxation of major corporates?

Yes - You may wish to consider the ACA CTA Joint programme that enables students who want to specialise in tax to achieve two prestigious qualifications.

No -  We would suggest the CTA Direct Qualification, provided you meet the qualifying criteria. 

Bookkeeper, solicitor or other related field

Are you a solicitor?

Yes - You may wish to consider the CTA Direct/Indirect Taxes Qualification, provided that you meet the qualifying criteria.  For a less intensive qualification you may wish to consider the ATT Qualification.

No - We suggest the ATT Foundation Qualifications. As you work through the Foundation Qualifications and build your experience you may, after two years, look to then study for the full ATT Qualification.  

Do you hold one of the following qualifications: LPC / BVC / BPTC?

Yes - You may wish to consider the CTA Direct/Indirect Taxes Qualification, provided that you meet the qualifying criteria.  For a less intensive qualification you may wish to consider the ATT Qualification.

No - We suggest the ATT Foundation Qualifications. As you work through the Foundation Qualifications and build your experience you may, after two years, look to then study for the full ATT Qualification.