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Level 3 Diploma in financial Trading

A higher education qualification for anyone who is looking to begin a career in the financial trading industry or use this diploma as a foundation to then progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Financial Trading. This is a CISI recognised qualification.

The course is aimed at 16+ learners, who wish to pursue a career in financial services in a supporting role, such as back office functions, trade support, and investment administration.

The course provides a minimum of 18 credits and contains 122 guided working hours.

Within the mandatory units, learners are required to complete set tasks based on current economic activity, and demonstrate understanding of practical implementation through an activity diary. Within modules where practical application of trading knowledge is being assessed, learners must maintain a portfolio of trading activity.

Mandatory units consist of:

Financial market forces and their effects on the financial markets
Financial asset classes, underlying markets and back office functions
Foundation financial trading strategies 

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Following successful completion of the course, students who wish to immerse themselves further in this field have the option to progress to our Level 5 offering.

The following transferable skills are developed and assessed throughout this qualification:

  • Communication
  • Conduct
  • Time management
  • Independence
  • Resolve
  • Research