Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading:

  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading
  • equivalent to a 2-year foundation degree
  • Guided learning for qualification is 270 hours
  • Total qualification time is 309 hours
The qualification is broken down and consists of 3 core groups:
  • Financial markets & operations
  • Financial products and associated risks
  • financial trading techniques
For a student to have a chance of passing they are required to fill in and complete a detailed portfolio with:
  • Daily fundamental analysis
  • Daily technical analysis on at least 3 tradeable products
  • Daily economic data analysis
  • trade strategy generation
  • detailed trade log
  • end of day personal psychology analysis and entries
And most importantly the Diploma assessment criteria need to be completed which includes:
  • 50 questions covering advanced level understanding of financial markets, operations and derivatives such as futures and options.
  • 10 practical trading criteria thus requiring a good level or training in the practical application of financial markets trading theory.
The asset classes and required knowledge is quite specific:
  • analysis of market derivatives and asset classes
  • origins of futures
  • components if futures contracts
  • underlying markets of multiple derivative asset classes
  • macro economics
  • monetary policy
  • fiscal policy
  • economic data analysis
  • theoretical and practical application of technical analysis
  • Bond futures
  • exchanges where bond futures are traded
  • FX
  • Commodities and commodity futures
  • where commodity futures are traded
  • Options theory
  • STIRS - futures
  • Equities and Indices Futures
  • Futures specifications and where they are traded

Show your commitment to roles within financial services by pursuing this industry recognized qualification.

Delivered by professional training staff who have decades of financial markets trading experience each. Courses are delivered from a live trading floor.

Learn and train from a trader’s perspective utilising tier one professional trading tools with Direct Market Access to the major global derivatives exchanges.

Will suit those new to Financial Services as well as those looking to improve on their current financial services knowledge and experience.

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma is equivalent to a two-year foundation degree but is compressed into a high intensity 6 week course and is accredited under the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF), which is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL).

Upon completion and passing students will be eligible for CISI Associate membership and thus being able to utilize the designatory letters ACSI after their name.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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