Infographic: The ABC of TPS pre-course work

9 March 2016

What you need to do before you start TPS, made easy.

There’s no getting away from the fact that you have quite a lot of work to tackle before you even get to the classroom. However, if you follow our three simple steps you’ll be able to organise your work and be prepared for your course.

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ABC of TPS pre-course work

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Get an early start

ABC of TPS Pre-Course Work part A

Most students will have an average of 75 hours* work to do in each pre-course phase.

It sounds daunting, but how you approach it is up to you. It could be four whole weekends, a day each weekend and two evenings, or an hour or so a day. What’s important is to accept that there are no shortcuts and the sooner you break it down into achievable units the better.

The good news is that you aren’t alone. There is a lot of support in place to help you through this stage.

We have study plans, the CA Student Blog and CABLE. Please use them - don’t hesitate. That’s what they’re there for.

Assumed knowledge

ABC of TPS Pre-Course Work part B

Before moving on to the next stage of the CA qualification, it’s crucial that you have a rock-solid understanding and knowledge of the TC syllabus. You won’t be able to build your TPS studies without it. And you can be examined at TPS on everything you covered at TC.

We have structured revision plans and you need to pass the TOAK (Test of Assumed Knowledge) with at least 80% before you can get to grips with the new material.

However, once again, we have a range of resources and tools to help you with this vital revision on CABLE. These include guides and quizzes.

New TPS material

ABC of TPS Pre-Course Work part C

There’s a chunk of new subject matter for TPS to digest fully before you can start the classes. This won’t be taught in class, but it could come up in your exam.

This material is all available for you as on-line learning modules on CABLE.

If you work through them systematically according to your study plan, you’ll have no problem passing the pre-course test (PCT) with the 80% you need.

Once again, you’ll see there is a range of tried and tested tools and advice to make this task easier for you.

In a nutshell

  • You have a lot of work to do
  • Help is at hand to get you through
  • But you need to start planning now


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