Financial Trading courses in London

The course is suitable for those preparing for a career in financial trading or who wish to increase their income. You will benefit from the expertise of Frances King in specialist language teaching and the London Academy of Trading who are experts in financial trader training.

Course content -Financial English

The first 8 weeks of the five month programme are preparation for the Diploma course. The aim is to improve English language skills and practise key vocabulary. The topics covered include the following: The Organization of the Financial Industry, Central Banking, Foreign Exchange, Interest Rates, Describing Charts and Graphs, Exchange Rates, Stocks and Shares, Shareholders, Derivatives, Futures, Share Prices, Asset Management, Hedge Funds, Structured Products, Financial Regulation and Supervision, and Psychology/Behaviour (NLP and Emotional Intelligence)

Course content - Applied Financial Trading

The 12 week Applied Financial Trading programme introduces students to Foreign Exchange (FX), Futures, Commodities, Stock Indices and Precious Metal Markets and explains how these markets are affected by fundamental, political, behavioural and macroeconomic influences. The programme also introduces the main concepts of technical analysis and explains how these trading techniques can be used to build robust and profitable trading strategies. It is a practical course in which students will have access to market-leading real-time information and trading systems on our city trading floor in order to execute trades. In addition, the course covers the behavioural aspects of trading - hope, fear, greed, over-confidence etc.- and explains how these human emotions affect trading decisions.


The Financial English course takes place at Frances King South Kensington. The Applied Financial Trading course takes place at Aldersgate Investment Managers (Ropemaker Office).


You can choose from the range of accommodation in our brochure or on our website but we especially recommend the following accommodation if you are taking this course:

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Standard Homestay

Single Half Board

1 week: £199

Bowden Court

Budget Half-board Residence

1 week: £255

Mansion Chelsea

1 week: £355

If you are on a higher budget we can also arrange Superior Homestays, Hotels and Apartments – please ask for details if you are interested. A facilities fee of £70 also applies.

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The problem is

by yobria

No matter how much research you do, or software and training courses you buy (funny how the guys selling that stuff can't just trade their way to millions and retire), you're never going to be able to consistently guess future currency market movements.
Better to focus on something that will actually benefit you. Trading benefits only the financial services companies.

I agree.

by ruggedboy1

I do want to do it for the experience and get a better sense on how the market behaves.
I do have a degree in mathematics with a lot of courses speciaizling in manging risk in finance and insurance. I am also doing a financial risk management designation, so I am learning and hoping to apply those skills in the market, but we all know that school is kind of useless because the models we've learned mostly don't even acurately predict the market but it gives us a sense and reasoning on why the model was developed and some of the ideas they used is really inspiring, i especially fell love the black-scholes models and their trading strategies

You need to have a plan

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The fact that you have the skills to make a good income is a plus. I wonder if your employer would allow you to telecommute or allow you to work a more flexible schedule, where you work longer hours but fewer days, and of course, find a job closer to home. How about moving to another state that might suit you better?... Those are all short term goals. You need to save enough money so you can do what you like, as you have stated. With that in mind, sit tight while you formulate a plan. Make sacrifices now (putting up with the job) because that will enable your long term goal. I don't think you should jump into a different career just yet until you have a nice financial safety net built

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