BSc Honours

ACA PTX - Technical Knowledge Course

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Course delivery:

Classroom based

Course duration?

4 Day(s)

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Kaplan's ACA Principles of Tax classroom course aims to support you in passing your exam and help you to gain the skills you need for a successful career in accountancy. You'll work through a structured study schedule targeted towards a Computer Based Exam (CBE). Your tutor will support and guide you through the course and answer any questions you may have.

The Certificate Level subjects can be studied as an independent qualification known as the Certificate of Finance and Business (CFAB), available to study with Kaplan Distance Learning. We recommend that you begin by studying Accounting and Assurance papers first and then complete the level in any order.
Provided on the course are printed copies of the ICAEW material and the Kaplan Workbook along with soft copies which can be found on your personalised, online learning portal, MyKaplan ( Also on MyKaplan you will get a range of online resources such as: tricky topic tutorials, knowledge checks, custom tests and mock exams.

The PTX syllabus is split into 6 areas:

Objectives, types of tax and ethics - 10%
Administration of taxation - 20%
Income tax and national insurance contributions - 26%
Capital gains tax and chargeable gains for companies - 10%
Corporation tax - 14%
VAT - 20%

Each 90 minute assessment will contain 2 long questions worth 10 marks each and 40 short questions worth 2 marks each with a pass mark of 55%.

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