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ACA/CTA or ATT/CTA

Hello,

I have recently started the ATT/CTA programme since finishing university in June, however I have recently been made aware of the ACA/CTA pathway which unfortunately my workplace don’t offer. I’m just wondering other peoples opinions, what should I do?

I believe the ACA/CTA pathway opens more doors and more opportunities due to 2 separate qualifications, however is it worth completing ATT, I’m just about to do my 1st exam of 3 or look elsewhere to complete the ACA/CTA pathway ?

If I do the ATT/CTA pathway I will only be CTA qualified in 3 years and then have to go on to do the ACA exams, however if I do the ACA/CTA exams it will take less time.

Please help I am very stressed and worried I have chosen a route that isn’t the most efficient I’m just worried about wasting my time
Original post by ellieroseez
Hello,

I have recently started the ATT/CTA programme since finishing university in June, however I have recently been made aware of the ACA/CTA pathway which unfortunately my workplace don’t offer. I’m just wondering other peoples opinions, what should I do?

I believe the ACA/CTA pathway opens more doors and more opportunities due to 2 separate qualifications, however is it worth completing ATT, I’m just about to do my 1st exam of 3 or look elsewhere to complete the ACA/CTA pathway ?

If I do the ATT/CTA pathway I will only be CTA qualified in 3 years and then have to go on to do the ACA exams, however if I do the ACA/CTA exams it will take less time.

Please help I am very stressed and worried I have chosen a route that isn’t the most efficient I’m just worried about wasting my time

Hi @ellieroseez my name is Gemma, I work for ACCA's education team and wanted to give you some information from ACCA that might help. I think with any accounting related qualification, you will need to be really committed to it in order to keep motivated and to achieve. If you wanted to come onto ACCA after completing the ATT qualification, you would earn an exemption from our Tax exam.

You can chose to start ACCA without a previous qualification though and ACCA is one of the broadest qualifications you can study, opening up a huge range of employment choices on completion. In comparison to other qualifications, you would only need to specialise at the end of the qualification in the optional papers on the final level, so that you can qualify with a fully rounded skill set and choose whichever career path you want.

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