The London Academy of Trading (LAT) is 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. 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.
We help our 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.
About the Course
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 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.
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. Where documents are not in English, you will also need to provide a certified translation of any such documents.
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 for 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
"The LAT Level 5 Diploma provides all you need to introduce yourself to the trading world. All the tutors have a great way to teach, they are always there to support you through your journey, sharing their experiences to help you achieve your goals. I had a great experience and I recommend the LAT Diploma for those who are searching online for the best trading course."
Alex Di Santo, 4 November 2021
"The course is very well structured, between theory and practice, I could easily improve my trading skills. But the best part of this experience was the discussion with all the tutors. They are full of experience and always give me good and objective advice. I recommend LAT 100% for the quality of the courses but especially for the competence and the kindness of the tutors."
Nathan Bornand, 19 October 2021