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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 Kieran 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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Huge thanks to Ben for his tutorial videos - I actually found the POT exam, the easiest of all ACA Certificate Exams. Perhaps because that was really the only exam that felt very black & white. I woke up this morning to a staggering, 96% achieved at POT. Overall, I've achieved 87% average from all certificate exams, and that would not be possible without your (Kieran, Ben) help.


(Principles of Tax student who scored 96%)

Tuition Options

To get you through your PoT exam, we offer:

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To get you through your PoT exam with top marks, we have recorded our PoT video course. Each class focuses on a specific examinable area and involves your 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. 

Having understood the technical content and exactly how you should be approaching a particular type of PoT exam question, you can then go and attempt similar questions to put these prize-winning exam technique skills to the test and watch your marks drastically improve - hopefully you will join our growing list of prize winners! 


  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 and Partnerships

  5. Income Tax: Additional Scenario Questions

  6. Corporation Tax (Free Sample Class - below)

  7. CGT 

  8. VAT

  9. Administration


You can view a free sample class for last year's course below. 


You can subscribe to all of the classes for £150 and enjoy a viewing period of 6 months. 


Please 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. 


The 6 month access period should give you plenty of time to sit and pass the PoT exam. However, if you need longer, we will gladly extend your access at no extra cost to you. This includes access to any additional content we upload to the course as a result of syllabus changes. 

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If you are struggling with a particular area, then one-to-one tuition is also available. We suggest that one-to-one tuition is used to supplement the tuition provided during our video classes to address any specific areas where you require intensive support. 

Tuition fees are £85 per hour. ​


Please contact us here if you wish to book.

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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.   




The price for the full package of our Principles of Tax materials is £30. You can purchase using a credit or debit card below. 


You will receive an email containing a link to download the PDF document within 5 minutes of placing your order. Please note that the document is a digital resource and printing is not permitted. 


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