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The London Academy of Trading offers industry focused trading programmes designed to reflect current global trading strategies and techniques. LAT attracts focused and ambitious students who are looking to become the next generation of financial markets traders.


We are a privately owned educator within the financial industry based in the City’s financial district. We offer accredited (by the Association of Business Executives) training solutions that are regulated by OFQUAL. The programmes are especially designed for those individuals who are seeking to pursue a career within Banking, Finance and Trading, of differing age groups and backgrounds. The programmes are taught in the heart of London’s financial city and include dedicated time on the trading floor, giving students a unique opportunity to experience and interact with live markets and active traders and hedge fund managers.


The academy currently runs two programme’s: The one week Introduction to Banking, Finance and Trading and The Level 5 diploma in Applied Financial Trading and all LAT students will receive the benefits of our corporate connections through regular trips to both Trading Technologies and Bloomberg. They will also have the opportunity to take the Bloomberg Aptitude test, allowing for their CV and skills to be viewed by the world’s top financial institutions.


Roles in Finance

The One week programme is designed to give students a thorough and inspiring insight into what the roles in finance entail and also give individuals a truly hands on experience into a senior corporate environment. Through this intensive exposure and training individuals will be able to establish potential career paths as well as gain invaluable experience and exposure to varying roles within Banking Finance and Trading to assist in their future decisions.


Our flagship programme however is our Level 5 Diploma in Applied Financial Trading. Taught over 3 months students will be taught the skills needed to trade the financial markets all within a corporate environment that will leave them with the skills and experience of a desk ready recruit for a wide array of roles within finance. The programme’s intensive structure allows students to gain an abundance of practical experience all through live markets using the most popular trading software.


A student of the 3 month programme will acquire not only the skills to trade but a structured assessment of their strengths and weaknesses both practically and psychologically. This puts our students strongly above those who simply have a degree or even masters when progressing as traders.



The London Academy of Trading is a truly unique company that offers its students a new and highly effective way to train that is unrivalled in the UK for banking, finance and Trading. We will be running our programme’s throughout the summer months and half term breaks throughout the year.


To find out more about the London Academy of Trading contact toby@buckswood.co.uk