Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading offered by OSTC is for students, postgraduates and job seekers looking for a way to differentiate themselves in a crowded market. It is an employer-led qualification, that at its very core teaches relevant and transferable skills that provide each recipient with a solid foundation for becoming professionally competent and ‘work ready’ within the financial services industry.

The Advanced Diploma is accredited on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and regulated by Ofqual. Based completely on portfolio assessment it is the equivalent of a two-year foundation degree, or a Higher National Diploma (HND), holding 32 RQF qualification credits and making it transferable into further qualification advancement.

The course acts as a ‘gateway’ qualification to financial services roles, including Trader, Broker, Portfolio Manager, Risk Manager, Financial Analyst, Compliance Officer, as well as to the wider job market, by demonstrating a range of employability skills and aptitudes. Learners will gain key employment skills that help you think both tactically and strategically, and complement your academic achievements with practical & professional training. The qualification would appeal to candidates that want to stand out from the crowd, prepare themselves for real life, and learn additional core competencies whilst up-skilling existing qualifications.

The cost of this full time 5-week course is £4,250+VAT

Training Facilities

The Level 5 Diploma course content and expertise has been gleaned from 20 years of training OSTC traders. The course is delivered via 270 guided learning hours in state of the art classroom environments at live OSTC trading floors. It is delivered by industry professionals on tier 1 software and hardware, combining industry theory with real-time market data, ensuring learners experience the full practice and understanding of the art of financial trading.


A leading, global trading business. OSTC is a leading market participant with 120million lots traded in 2017 across multiple asset classes. They rank as a top 5 customer of the major US and European futures exchanges and currently have 350 in-house traders in 12 offices across 6 countries. The Level 5 Diploma course offers an insight into the recruitment processes and professional working practices at OSTC as well as those of the wider financial industry.

Upcoming Dates:

Free trader experience days are available throughout February and March, please enquire for details.

Upcoming Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading Course dates are as follows:

Apr 1st – May 3rd
May 20th – June 21st
July 1st – Aug 2nd

Please contact to register your interest.