Association of Tax Technicians (ATT)

Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) training offers a thorough understanding of the basic UK tax system. This entry-level qualification equips you to provide tax advice and services to the self-employed (sole traders), as well as work in other rewarding areas such as industry, commerce and the public sector. ATT is also a useful stepping stone to the next level and Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) status.

At BPP Professional Education, you will benefit from over 39 years' teaching experience, accessible study centres and market leading study materials. With pass rates consistently above the UK average in every paper, you can be confident that we will prepare you to achieve exam success. In fact, our exam-focused courses, led by expert tutors, have produced many ATT national prize-winning students, so you can be sure you are training with one of the leading organisations.

If you’re looking to find out more about the qualification before you book, download our free Guide to ATT

More Success. More BPP.

We are delighted to announce the launch BPP Momentum for our ATT courses - an exciting approach to learning that recognises that everyone learns differently. Through our expert tutor led lectures and the extensive support offered, we ensure that you approach your exams with confidence. Your online area allows you to access learning materials, additional support, and to track your progress through your course – all in one place.

Key details:  Dates and prices | Ways to study | Funding | BPP Momentum

Key Information

  • Pass rates are consistently above the UK average, plus we have trained ATT prize winning students
  • Mix and match our In Centre and Online Classroom Live study modes to suit your need
  • All the expert tutor access you need to be fully supported throughout your training
  • Some of the most highly regarded taxation tutors in the UK
  • Market leading study materials and learning activities, however you choose to study
  • Free Lifetime Pass Assurance* when booking your Taught and Revision courses

Why Study with BPP

Our experienced tutors, market leading materials, flexible study options and extensive library of online lectures combine to deliver outstanding pass rates. Choose from in centre courses or study via our award-winning Online Classroom Live courses, or mix and match to study at a time to suit you. Watch online lectures in your own time and catch up on anything you’ve missed.

Enjoy peace of mind from free Lifetime Pass Assurance* on your course. Our experience training tax students has made us confident we can help you to a position where you will pass your exams first time, but should the worst happen, Lifetime Pass Assurance means you can come back on as many courses as you need for free to until you pass the paper.

Resit options

If you missed out this time, you don’t have to give up. Keep studying on free courses with BPP until you pass with our Lifetime Pass Assurance*.

Most students on retake courses find our Online Classroom Live evening courses best suited to their schedule – especially if they don’t have much holiday or study leave available. Lectures on these courses are all recorded too, so you can always catch up if needs be. Whatever your situation, we’re here to support you through your studies and to qualified status.

What to study

The ATT is made up of six papers, of which you’ll need to train for and pass three. These can be studied in any order, and as you can see on the diagram this includes a choice of an optional paper. These papers can also be sat as a stand-alone Certificate of Competency. In addition to the three papers, you’ll need to pass two E-Assessments to complete your ATT qualification.

Exams are held in May and November each year but you can attempt the E-assessments at any time.

Taught and Revision courses

Our expert-led courses are designed to prepare you to pass your exams. You can study the Taught and Revision courses separately, but we recommend booking both together to secure Lifetime Pass Assurance, and ensure you keep up momentum as you approach the examinations.

  • Our Taught courses give you the technical knowledge of the ATT syllabus in a straightforward way, with regular tests and recaps to strengthen your learning.
  • Our Revision courses allow you to practice applying your knowledge in examination scenarios. We don’t re-teach the syllabus – we give you the technique you need to prepare for your examination.

For the two ATT E-Assessments, our Online Classroom Live courses cover both the Taught and Revision elements in one, ensuring you are fully prepared.

Dates for your diary

  To sit your examination in May To sit your examination in November
Deadline for student registrations^ Last day of December Last day of June
Deadline for examination registrations Last day of February Last day of August
Examinations are held First week of May First week of November
Examination results are released Third week of July Third week of January

^You must be a registered student for four months before sitting your first written examination. There is no membership length requirement for E-Assessments.

Dates and prices

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Additional charges

Throughout your training you will have to pay additional fees directly to the ATT, which cover your student registration and the additional support you’ll have throughout your training as a student member. A rough summary of fees is below (however these are subject to change)

  • ATT student registration fee: £135
  • Main paper examination entry: £125
  • E-Assessment examination entry: £80
  • Additional fees for re-sits

*Lifetime Pass Assurance is only valid when booking both a Taught and Revision course, and does not apply to the ATT E-Assessments. Please see terms and conditions at www.bpp.com/professional-education/terms/lifetime-pass-assurance

Government Funding

This Higher Apprenticeship is closely aligned with the ATT qualification which means that you will achieve a professional award as part of the apprenticeship. With a mix of exam training and practical skills, you will finish your Apprenticeship with both the technical knowledge and wider business skills to make a real difference to business performance. Once complete there is the opportunity to progress to become a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor.

If you’re aged 16-18, your apprenticeship will be eligible for 100% government funding, or partial government funding if you are older.

Find out more about the Apprenticeship

Free Lifetime Pass Assurance

All of our ATT paper courses, regardless of how you choose to study, include free Lifetime Pass Assurance*. Our experience training tax students has made us confident we can help you to a position where you will pass your exams first time, but should the worst happen, Lifetime Pass Assurance means you can come back on as many courses as you need for free to until you pass the paper.

To qualify you need to:

  • Attend a Taught and Revision course (mixing and matching between In Centre and Online Classroom Live is fine)
  • Submit your course exams, pre revision mock exams (if applicable) and revision mock exam(s) by their due date
  • Score at least 30% in the course exams and pre revision mock exams (if applicable) and at least 40% in your mock exam(s)

*Lifetime Pass Assurance is only valid when booking both a Taught and Revision course, and does not apply to the ATT E-Assessments. Please see terms and conditions at www.bpp.com/professional-education/terms/lifetime-pass-assurance

Discounted Legislation

In addition to your study materials, you will need a complete set of tax legislation. Unfortunately we cannot include this within our courses, however we can give you discounted order forms (below).

You are allowed to take in a complete set of either the Tolley Legislation (the yellow and orange books) or the CCH legislation (the red and green books) into the exam. These books can be purchased directly from the supplier by using the discounted forms below and the legislation can also be accessed online (although not in the actual exam).

Legislation order Forms:

What is BPP Momentum?

BPP Momentum enhances every element of the learning experience.

Through our expert tutor led lectures and the extensive support offered, we ensure that you approach your exams with confidence. Your online area allows you to access learning materials, additional support and to track your progress – all in one place.

At the core is the Achievement Ladder, used to monitor your progression through each paper, identify knowledge gaps much earlier than ever before, and give you personalised feedback from of your expert tutor - ensuring you can go into the exam confident of success.

Starting your ATT training

1. Decide on your course

The ATT is open to everyone oven 16 years of age, whether you’re a school-leaver, already working in accounting and taxation, returning to work or considering a career change, regardless of your experience or previous qualifications. Read our webpages and talk to our advisors to decide which method of study is right for you, and which examination sittings you should aim for.

2. Book onto your course

When you’re ready, get in touch to book onto your course by phoning 03331 308 540 or emailing bookings@bpp.com

3. Register as an ATT Student Member

To officially start your studies you’ll need to register with the ATT itself and pay their student registration fee. You can do this online at att.org.uk or by phoning the ATT on 0844 251 0830.

4. Train, sit your examinations and qualify

Develop your skills and underpin them with knowledge. Your tutor will be in contact before and during your course and will always be on hand to help. Immerse yourself in your studies, and work towards achieving a recognised, professional qualification to enhance your CV.

Ways to study

Our ATT courses are highly flexible, enabling you to study in the way that's most convenient and effective for you. Study In Centre Face-to-face or choose our interactive Award Winning Online Classroom Live.

Study In Centre

Classroom-based learning

Training at one of our UK centres gives you access to state-of-the-art facilities and comfortable, high-quality classroom environments. Our expert tutors will guide you through the course in a straightforward and understandable way, always focusing on the knowledge you will need to pass your exams. You’ll be supported by your tutor and can contact them outside of the classroom for advice, as well as having access to a complete set of online learning activities and pre-recorded lectures.

Study via Online Classroom Live

Real-time distance learning

The nearest thing to being in a classroom online, our award winning Online Classroom Live is ideal if you like the structure, discipline and motivation of traditional classroom course. The live, interactive lectures mean that your course is uncompromising in quality and still gives you all the benefits of studying with BPP. Each session is recorded, so you can even catch up on any you miss.

Throughout your online studies you’ll have access to forums, an expert tutor to contact and be part of a genuine student community. MyBPP will give access to a full range of recorded lectures - the same you would experience with In Centre learning. Your tutor will help keep you on track with regular emails and prompts, to help you make the best use of your study time.

What you get with your course

Our ATT Taught and Revision courses are all-inclusive, meaning you will have everything you need to prepare with no hidden fees. And with the introduction of BPP Momentum, every aspect of your traditional learning is enhanced. Regardless of how you choose to train with us, your course will include:

  • Access to our exclusive online environment, MyBPP, where you can catch up or recap on pre-recorded lectures, read your online study materials and even test your knowledge with practice questions and feedback
  • A personalised Achievement Ladder – a step-by-step approach that tracks your progression through the papers identifying your strengths and weaknesses
  • Comprehensive online learning activities and resources with numerous exam questions for each paper and expert-led recorded lectures
  • Access to our expert tutors for technical queries, personal feedback and support
  • Access to focus sessions (for some papers only); free live webinars that cover specific problems
  • Online access to targeted and market-leading books and study materials, as well as printed copies shipped out to you

All of our courses and study modes include open-door access to our expert, industry-experienced tutors, via phone, email or your online learning platform. Their one aim is to give you the knowledge, ability and confidence to succeed in your exams.

How to apply

You don't need any specific experience or formal qualifications to sit the ATT exams. This means it's equally suitable if you left school at 16 or are otherwise unqualified and wish to enhance your skills and CV.

Study locations

You can train for the ATT face-to-face at one of our nine tax centres around the country – see the list below. Each centre offers state-of-the-art facilities and comfortable, high-quality classroom environments. Or, if you need to study from home or overseas, you can also train for the ATT via our online classroom.