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After several years spent in London, we have selected for you the best training programme along the City. No matter if you are student, unemployed or willing to quit your current job, the best professional traders will teach you how to be successful on the financial markets, what will allow you either to become your own boss or to be introduced to a top-tier asset management company.

Our partner is an independent training provider based in London's square mile. Operating as a core team of experienced, proven traders and financial education specialists, they look to address skills gaps in the financial services industry.

Having written multiple accredited employer-led, work ready regulated qualifications and designing the industry standard for Investment Banking Apprenticeships, they understand the difference between academia and being able to do the job.

By identifying and developing the core competencies demanded within the financial industry and the knowledge, skills, and behaviours of the job roles in the sector, they are able to deliver pertinent training and qualifications to create occupational competency. Through strategic partnering, they act as a talent pool for the industry, whilst also guiding students in the steps required for their chosen career.

Our partner's qualifications are based on practical application of knowledge, rather than just formative. Using tier-one, real-time trading platforms, and gaining experience within a professional environment, individuals also gain foundation skills desired by employers.

The qualifications are accredited by a global professional awarding body and regulated by Ofqual (Office for qualifications and examinations), as a recognised standard and benchmark of excellence, sitting on both the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), and European Qualification Framework (EQF). The qualifications also benefit from having a Europass certificate supplement, whereby the qualification specification and certificate can be published in a variety of European languages, thus transcending qualification boundaries.

Their management team was part of the distinguished financial sector 'Trailblazer' group, for the design of the new UK Apprenticeship Standards. Aiding the design of both the Level 6 Financial Services Standard, and Level 7 Masters Financial Services Professional Standard. The company CEO sits on both the employer, and education steering committee, with the like of Barclays, HSBC, JP Morgan, UBS and Pimco to name but a few, co-writing and designing the core option of Investment Banking within the standard, where their qualification programme maps onto the core competencies, knowledge, and skills required for career development and professional competency in relation to trading occupational roles within the sector.

Their Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading, is aimed at individuals who wish to pursue a career as a financial trader or a career within the financial sector. The course is a full-time five-week programme, currently based within our partner's city trading office in London, with a qualification level equivalent to a Higher National Diploma (HND).

The qualification is based on attaining professional competence within financial trading and includes the required elements to work effectively as a trader. Learners must achieve all mandatory units:

  • Financial markets and operations
  • Financial products and associated risk
  • Financial trading techniques

Each unit has associated credits on the RQF. All modules must be successfully completed to attain the diploma. There is no final exam as the qualification is 100% portfolio based, and therefore students are continuously assessed.

Throughout the qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of trading the financial markets. They will also develop the ability to apply practically the knowledge, understanding and skills to actively trade the financial markets through the use of a professional tier 1 trading platform with real-time pricing.

In parallel, learners will develop their communication skills, professional conduct skills and time management skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

This qualification provides employers and professional associations with greater confidence in the knowledge and skills of a qualification holder, providing the best possible opportunity for progression into employment, for example, Financial Trader, Junior Fund Manager, Financial Analyst, Compliance Officer, Investment Administrator.

Our partner has various strategic partnerships with recruitment agencies who specialise in placing their course graduates after the programme. Notably in Banks, Hedge Funds, Brokerage Houses and Insurance Houses. Naming a few: Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, Hendersons Asset Management, Ed Broking, Schroders, Argenta, Credit Union Bank, Rabobank.

Their programmes currently run at 82% pass rate but with recent postgrads and undergrads, they have run at 100%.

Their last University full cohort ran at 100% pass rate with 78% going into graduate level positions with their beyond programme support and 22% going onto Masters programmes.

To learn more about our trader training course and get a chance to pass an interview, please ask for a brochure by email at