Introduction to Financial Markets and Trading, Short Course | Part time online (optional) | London Academy of Trading | London, United Kingdom
7 days
599 GBP/full
599 GBP/full
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The Introduction to Financial Markets and Trading programme is offered by the London Academy of Trading (LAT), an award-winning, dual-accredited provider of financial trading education and was the first academy in the UK to offer accredited and regulated qualifications in trading.

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We pride ourselves on providing practical and vocational training courses, developed to help individuals to invest or trade in financial markets, or for those looking to enhance their employment opportunities within financial markets. 

The Introduction to Financial Markets and Trading course helps the learners apply their knowledge in a real-world, real-time environment, understanding the fundamental and practical aspects of trading. Since our creation in 2010, we have focused on four specific pillars of knowledge to help students improve their skills and understanding: fundamental analysis, technical analysis, trading psychology and risk management

It's crucial that you learn the right skills and knowledge to take advantage of the opportunities presented on volatile markets and to minimise your risks. If you have an active interest in trading and are looking to use your extra time to boost your skills and knowledge, LAT can support you with this.

Gain an introduction to the world of trading with our one week programme, perfect for beginners without any prior knowledge who are hoping to enter the world of financial markets.

LAT will help you progress through your studies, starting off with the fundamentals which will involve you gaining a better understanding of the daily activities of a trader, and you’ll be expected to technically analyse and evaluate macroeconomic data releases.

Whether you plan to trade commodities, stock indices, individual equities, forex or other trade assets, the choice is yours – LAT will educate you on them all and give you an understanding of how they’re related as well as the vital skills needed for trading.

Upon successful course completion, you’ll get an understanding of financial markets, and the knowledge needed to kick-start your career in this sector.

LATs expert faculty comprises experienced traders who worked for major financial institutions including HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and Bloomberg, and are available 10 hours a day for trading support and guidance.  Lecturing and mentoring duties are shared between the team to ensure that you can receive 1-2-1 support and a enjoy a stimulating and interactive experience throughout the course.

Take your First Step into financial markets with LAT!

Flexible Study Options:

With students in mind we offer flexibility with all of our courses. We have developed our delivery methods to enable continued interaction for all students, to enable you to extract the maximum benefit from whichever course you choose.

  • Choose to study online or on campus
  • You can pause and restart your course at any time.
  • You can upgrade from one course to another by just paying the difference in course fees, not the whole fees for both courses

Our Expert Tutors:

The LAT faculty is comprised of experienced traders and analysts from major financial institutions including HSBC, Bank of America and Bloomberg. Our team of tutors and trade mentors are available 10 hours a day to provide 1-2-1 help and guidance on any aspect of our courses. We also host three webinars every day in which the experts analyse the markets, answer questions and stimulate discussions to enhance the learning process.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 7 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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General requirements

Entry requirements for all LAT programmes:

  • A completed and signed application form
  • A copy of your passport / proof of ID / Birth Certificate
Entry requirements for all LAT programmes of two weeks or more:
  • A scanned copy of a recent passport-sized colour photograph
  • Proof of education qualifications
  • Proof of English proficiency, if required
  • Note: All documents are to be provided in English. 

International Students

  • Scanned copies of your diplomas and certified translation
  • Scanned copies of your certified transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalents

Candidates who studied an undergraduate degree in the medium of English in a majority English – speaking country can provide a letter from their university confirming this as evidence of their English proficiency.

All other students:

  • A minimum level 3 qualification or an interview with our Academic Dean, Paddy Osborn Fully completed LAT application form

Tuition Fee

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    599 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 599 GBP for the full programme during 7 days.
  • National

    599 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 599 GBP for the full programme during 7 days.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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