Free training on R&D Tax Relief Claims

Our free course will help you to:

  • Understand what’s involved in making a claim
  • Get an overview of the R&D consultancy market and HMRC’s approach
  • Start learning about eligibility and how to discuss projects with clients.

Boost your confidence and kick start your R&D tax relief training

When you’re preparing R&D claims, you need to be:

  • Confident that you and your team can tell what work is eligible and be able to explain this to your customers
  • Confident that your claims are prepared to a high standard and won’t trigger enquiries from HMRC
  • Confident that you can access all the support, resources and knowledge you need to do a good job, even with complex cases.

Ready to get confident with R&D Tax Relief?

Our free course is not just stuff you can find online. A lot of it is based on our experience of working in the industry for 14 years.

The course is broken down into 3 units, each containing bite-sized video lessons and short quizzes at every stage. It’ll take you around 45-60 minutes to complete.

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What does it cover?

Unit 1: Introduction to the R&D Scheme

  • Top 5 things to know about R&D Tax Relief
  • HMRC’s definition of R&D
  • The Eligible Costs of R&D

Unit 2: Introduction to the R&D Consultancy Market

  • Competition between accountants & consultants
  • Growth in the R&D scheme
  • HMRC’s dilemma
  • The role of the SMEs

Unit 3: Introduction to the R&D claim process

  • The four most common R&D claim processes
  • The stages at the heart of the claim process
  • Good and bad practice overview

About the course

Who's it for?

Built for Beginners and Experts

The course is exactly what it says on the tin – an Introduction. So you’ll get the most out of it when you’re pretty new to R&D, or considering starting to prepare claims in-house.

But even if you’re already familiar with the scheme and preparing claims, you might find it a useful refresher of some of the basics.

We’ve had feedback from accountants with 5+ years in the industry that they learned something new from the course and that it consolidated what they already knew. So why not start from the beginning?

Common Questions

You need to give us your name and email and when you sign up, but we don’t ask for any payment or card details – the course is completely free. You’ll also be asked to set a password for your account.

You’ll then get access to our training portal, and we’ll email you with more information about the course and The R&D Community so you get the most out of it.

You have 30 days from signing up to take the free course, after which your account will expire and you’ll lose access to the platform. You’ll still be on our mailing list, however, where you can stay up to date with the courses we’re creating, and you can choose to join as a full member at any time.

No! We don’t take payment details or automatically upgrade you to full membership at the end of 30 days.

We know not everyone can decide independently to join the community – you may need sign off from others in your organisation. Our free course allows you to you experience our training first-hand, without worrying about cancelling before the 30 days end or getting prior agreement internally.

If you do want to become a full member, you can sign up at any point during the 30-day trial period.

No, you will get access to a full hour of training materials – videos and quizzes – when you sign up for the free course, but you won’t get access to any of the other training courses – those are for members only.

If you want to learn more about the courses that are in The R&D Community, you can visit our training page.

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