ICAS TPE (Test of Professional Expertise)

Do you need one-to-one help to pass your TPE?

Failed TPE and need private tuition to help pass
Didn’t get the result you desired?
Don’t worry we can help you for the next exam.

The TPE challenge

If you’re reading this you’ll know that the TPE is a real hurdle for many students. Many students sail through TC and TPS without a hitch until they reach TPE. TPE is a different beast to the other exams and requires a focused and dedicated approach to pass.

You can’t cram for the TPE. Yes, knowledge is important, as always, however, it’s the application of knowledge which is key. The main reason that students fail TPE, is rarely to do with knowledge. Most retake students already know their material.

The vast majority of the time it is about exam technique.

Exam technique for the TPE

Exam technique is the key to passing TPETechnique is key to passing the TPE. Right from the initial read, through to planning, through to analysis and they writing up, there are so many opportunities to get it wrong!

Even those who are good at reading, planning and analysis go wrong when it comes to their written style.

In fact, changing ones style and writing things differently can sometimes make the biggest difference to a students marks.

Professional Skills marks

Above all, exam technique is about focusing on the professional skills. It is amazing how many retake students who we have coached are unaware of the professional skills!

JASC or judgement, analysis, structure and communication are the four key things you must have in your head as you approach the TPE.

Private tuition / exam coaching

We run regular one-to-one TPE sessions with ICAS students. Most take place in North London on evenings and weekends. We also run Skype sessions for those who are unable to travel or who live out of town.

We have a tried a tested structured approach to TPE which includes lots of exam technique as well as mock exams which are closely reviewed with you.

We are not a college

Please note we are not an exam college! We do not seek to compete or replace the efforts of BPP and ICAS who do a sterling job in supporting students. Indeed, your first port of call should be your previous tutor who is likely to offer post exam support and a dedicated retake course.

Instead we provide a small focused and personal service for those students who want and need one-to-one support and attention.

The majority of our students are retake students, although we do help first timers who want to secure a pass and may have struggled at earlier ICAS levels.

Success rate

Over the years we have developed a successful and systematic approach to passing TPE. Many of the students who we help have failed the TPE multiple times and many are on their fourth and final attempt.

The firms have also become stricter. Some now only allow a couple of attempts! So despite having four attempts, some students have in reality two attempts. We have helped many people in this situation before and understand the pressure faced.

Reciprocal Membership / Pathways route to becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant

ICAS offers members of an approved accounting body the opportunity to become a member of ICAS and use the ‘CA’ designation. There is either reciprocal membership or the pathways route. Depending on your existing qualification and route you may have to attempt the TPE to secure ICAS membership.

We have helped many overseas candidates, who are often senior managers or partners and may not have studied for some years to pass their TPE exam.

Our approach

Our approach is personal, relaxed and understanding.

Whilst we cannot guarantee a pass, as a lot is down to you and how much you take on board our guidance, we regularly achieve pass rates close to 100%, even with those who have failed multiple times.

The reason we do this is because we really enjoy helping students and really changing their lives for the better. This is how we make a difference. Our goals are aligned with yours.


Our hourly fee is charged at fair yet commercial rates. We offer a premium service to those who are willing to invest, in return for tailored, dedicated and focused guidance. If you are looking for standardised, low cost, commoditised tuition we advise you to look elsewhere.

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