Principles of Taxation

Principles of Taxation (PoT)

Our PoT tuition breaks the syllabus down into smaller examinable topics. For each topic, our classes explain the key technical points in a simplified, easy to understand way before demonstrating how to answer exam questions on the topic using the ICAEW Question Bank. We also group interrelated topics together to make learning the content much more manageable. 

The learning strategies and exam techniques you will be taught are those which enabled your tutor to score 88% in PoT before going on to win several ICAEW prizes at Professional and Advanced Level. This tuition approach has resulted in several of our students also winning prizes.​

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Just wanted to let you know that I passed Principles of Tax which I did on Tuesday the 31st with a score of 77% and your materials (video and pdf) have been super helpful. 


(Principles of Tax student)

Tuition Options

To get you through your PoT exam, we offer:


PoT Video Course

(2021 Version)

To get you through your PoT exam with top marks, our prize-winning Senior ACA Tutor Kieran Doe has recorded our PoT video course. Each class focuses on a specific examinable area and involves our prize-winning tutor teaching you the key technical content which underpins the exam questions and then demonstrating the optimal exam technique by working through the most common types of exam question. The classes apply the exam strategies and techniques which resulted in your tutor scoring 88% in the PoT exam before going on to win several ICAEW prizes at Professional and Advanced Level.

Many students prefer the course to one-to-one tuition as it offers a lower cost option whilst yielding exactly the same benefits. You can view one of the classes below. 

The course is structure is set out below.

  1. Income Tax - Basics

  2. Income Tax and NI - Employment Income

  3. Income Tax and NI - Trading Income

  4. Income Tax and NI - Basis Periods, Partnerships and Cash Basis

  5. Corporation Tax

  6. CGT

  7. VAT

  8. Administration

You can view one of the classes for free below. You can then purchase each individual class for only £15. You can then watch the class as many times as you need to ensure that you have mastered the technical principles and exam techniques taught during the class. You can stream the classes directly below and view them on any device which has internet connection within the 72 hour viewing period. If you require access for longer than 72 hours, we suggest that you opt for the Full Course Offer - see below for details. 

Full Course Offer

​​You can subscribe to all of the classes for £150 and enjoy a viewing period of 6 months. Just click here to purchase.


Once payment has been made, you can view the full course here

Please note that our study materials are sold separately - see below. 


One-to-One Tuition

Having one-to-one tuition with one of our expert PoT tutors enables you to focus on particular areas you struggle to understand. There are some topics in the PoT exam (e.g. basis periods) where students frequently need more intensive support. Therefore, we are pleased to offer one-to-one tuition to provide this intensive support.

Tuition fees are £75 per hour. ​


Please contact us here if you wish to book.

Study Materials

(2021 Version)

Our prize-winning ACA tutor, Kieran Doe, has developed our unique Principles of Tax Study Materials which include learning notes and exam technique guidance. 

Learning Notes

Our Learning Notes concisely summarise the essential technical knowledge you need to pass the exam. This enables you to focus on the essential content for each topic and then test yourself by reproducing the condensed content on a blank page. This will force you to actively recall the information so that it is embedded in your brain ready to use for exam questions.

The notes include:​​

  • Easy-to-use summarised technical notes for each topic

  • Calculation proformas and reminders of things to include in your answer

A small sample is included at the bottom of this page. ​

Exam Technique Guidance

We have included detailed exam technique guidance for each type of long question. Using this exam technique will ensure that you score top marks on both long questions.   


Payment and Delivery

The price for the full package of our Principles of Tax materials is £30. You can purchase using a credit or debit card below. Please note that you do not need a PayPal account as you can check out as a guest. If you wish to use another payment method then please contact us.

Once payment has been received, you will receive the materials via email within 48 hours. Please ensure that you check your junk mail in case your email settings divert our email to junk.