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Essentials of UK VAT



Gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of UK value-added tax (VAT) and your responsibilities when dealing with VAT in business with the Essentials of UK VAT course. This course covers everything you need to know, from choosing a VAT scheme that’s right for you, to understanding VAT rates and corporation tax. You’ll also develop the practical knowledge to avoid common pitfalls if you’re a small business owner.

With the EU on everyone’s lips, this certification also covers the tax implications of Brexit and how businesses may be affected. Enrol today and learn how to calculate your VAT return, comply with tax laws and much more. This course has no entry requirements, and learners of all academic backgrounds can enrol.

Highlights of  The Essentials of UK VAT:

  • Familiarise with the VAT return process 
  • Learn how to calculate output and input VAT
  • Understand the requirements for reclaiming input tax
  • Discover the benefits and drawbacks of self-billing
  • Develop your understanding of the rules for VAT invoicing
  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to register a group
  • Gain a solid understanding of taxable supplies & the VAT threshold

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the UK tax system and VAT legislation and regulations. This course is particularly beneficial for those who want to learn how to deal with VAT correctly within their company or organisation.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Essentials of UK VAT is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Career path

This course will improve your efficiency in managing tax in a business setting and help you to avoid making unnecessary mistakes which can result in being penalised by HMRC. Career opportunities in this field include:

  • Tax Assistant 
  • Senior Accountant
  • Tax Analyst
  • Tax Advisor

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Basics of UK VAT
Basics of UK VAT 00:10:00
Module 2: Overview of VAT
Overview of VAT 00:10:00
Module 3: Businesses and Charging VAT
Businesses and Charging VAT 00:10:00
Module 4: Private Limited Company & Corporation Tax
Private Limited Company & Corporation Tax 00:15:00
Module 5: Carried Forward Losses on Company Tax Return
Carried Forward Losses on Company Tax Return 00:05:00
Module 6: The VAT Registration Threshold
The VAT Registration Threshold 00:05:00
Module 7: VAT Administration Including Guidance, Rulings, Penalties and Appeals
VAT Administration Including Guidance, Rulings, Penalties and Appeals 00:35:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Essentials of UK VAT 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Essentials of UK VAT 00:20:00

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