Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading

Apply From: 11th of June 2019
Application Deadline: 11th of September 2019
Start Date:

Start date: 1st July 2019, 2nd September 2019, 18th November 2019.

The pace and unpredictable nature of life as a financial trader is unparalleled, placing a premium on quick thinking, rigorous analytical thought and consistent results. OSTC Group is one of the world’s largest international derivatives trading companies, providing liquidity to a range of exchanges across the globe. Our central knowledge suite ZISHI powers the human capital in OSTC’s trading business, to provide education and consultancy to a range of clients including multinationals, financial institutions and government agencies. At OSTC, we imagine a future where anyone, anywhere can learn and trade.  Our mission is to identify world-class individuals and help them to unleash their ability to perform in global markets, while fostering the resilience, self-development and growth mindset needed to excel in an increasingly complex sector.

Open to Graduates and Non-Graduates: Learn, Apply, Expand and Enhance


Course cost: £3,975 + VAT

Funding support: 12 month interest free payment facilitation

Duration: 5 weeks

Credit value: 32

Ofqual regulated: 601/8650/1

Location: Bromley, Kent

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

Course Units:

•Financial markets and operations

•Financial products and associated risk

•Financial trading techniques

  • Successful completion of the course (plus online CISI integrity test) entitles the qualification holder to become an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) – the leading professional body in the sector.
  • Necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours for those targeting careers within Investment Banking and Investment Management.
  • In a global first, the course has been adopted by Sheffield Hallam University within their BSc (Hons) Financial Trading and Investment Management Degree programme.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualification entry requirements for this qualification.  Entrants must be 16+ years of age.

Course Assessment

This qualification will be assessed by an internally assessed portfolio of evidence.

Progression Opportunities

Our Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading comes with a guaranteed interview at OSTC Markets and an introduction to our strategic recruitment partners.  Students who have completed the course have gone on to work at OSTC, Goldman Sachs, BHP Paribas, Rabobank and Credit Union.

Additional costs:

Cost includes registration and certification with an Awarding Body.  On successful completion ZISHI will pay for the additional CISI integrity test and one year Associate Membership, entitling holders to use designated letters ACSI.


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