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Financial Trading

VTCT Level 7 Diploma in Applied Financial Trading

 

About the Qualification

The qualification is based on attaining professional competence within the financial trading sector, aimed at 19+ learners, who wish to pursue a career as a financial trader or a career within the financial sector.

learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of trading, management and supervision of futures and options within financial markets. They will also develop the ability to apply practically the knowledge, understanding and required skills to trade futures and options actively within the financial markets through the use of professional conduct skills and time management skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

What does this qualification cover?

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

  • Global financial markets and operations
  • Financial derivatives – Futures and Options
  • Applied financial trading techniques

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of trading, management and supervision of futures and options within financial markets.

They will also develop the ability to apply practically the knowledge, understanding and required skills to trade futures and options actively within the financial markets through the use of professional conduct and time management skills, which are valued highly by employers.

Learners are required to complete set research tasks based on current economic activity and complete a diary of their learning activity, showing how this has been implemented into real trading situations.

Alongside this, a portfolio of evidence is a mandatory requirement to track the learner’s progress and determine the learner’s understanding and implementation of the knowledge required to attain professional competence.

The following transferable skills are developed and assessed throughout this qualification:

  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Research

What could this qualification lead to?

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in a range of financial services roles, for example:

  • Futures Trader
  • Options Trader
  • Market Maker
  • Financial Markets Analyst
  • Risk Manager

 

Entry requirements

Pre-requisite

Either:

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading or

Level 5 Diploma in Options Trading or

2.2. honours degree in a related subject