WHAT DOES THIS QUALIFICATION COVER?
During the five weeks we blend a comprehensive education of theory, covering fundamentals, technical analysis, trading psychology, risk management, and a basket of trading strategies; the fundamental drivers of the market with technical analysis to assist with timing entry and exit levels. During this period practical experience will also be gleaned by using our professional trading platform and charting system.
For those wishing to become a professional trader, the final three weeks will include an assessment period. This will provide each trainee professional trader the opportunity to put the knowledge gained during the course into practice using our simulated trading software to reach targets set by the Alpha Academic training team.
Please note: We only trade fully regulated global derivatives markets, which as a registered market maker is a prerequisite. This guarantees you a variety of genuine markets with high liquidity and tight pricing.
Mr Chris Tubby has been involved in the derivatives industry for over four decades. During his career he has traded all asset classes including commodities, financials, FX and metals. He uses his experience and strong network of contacts in the derivatives industry to assist the company with all matters relating to derivatives.
During his long trading career in the industry as professional proprietary trader, arbitrageur and market maker/liquidity provider, he has also found time to consult to major exchanges and educate the next generation of traders. It is through arbitrage and market making that he developed a keen interest in algorithms to assist him with pricing mechanisms and risk controls. Mr Tubby uses his strong knowledge to open each course with an introduction of the basic fundamentals of derivatives and risk management.
- Impact of economic indicators (data)
- Central Bank (monetary) policy
- Political (fiscal) policy
- History of economic disasters
- Quantitative Easing
- Forward and yield curves
- Research, reports and news
- Commodity fundamentals
- Professional Charting
- Technical indicators
- Short and long term analysis
- Trends and breakouts
- Stop Loss levels
- Position building
- Structured trading plan
- Trading diary
- Increase or decrease volatility and risk
- Professional Trading Platform
- Market terminologies
- Profit and loss management
- Consistency development
- Performance Assessment
- Market regulations
- Type of Traders
- Fear, greed and ego
- How to prepare for interviews
- Typical interview questions asked
- Career opportunities within the industry
For full details of the course, please download Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Alpha Academic Advanced Financial Trading Program is a financial qualification aimed who wish to pursue a career as a financial trader, or a career within the financial sector.
- Undergraduates in their final year of study, or those that have graduated within the last year from their first degree, with a keen interest in the financial markets looking to start their careers as traders;
- Graduates with either post graduate qualifications or two+ years of experience following the completion of their first degree who are interested in advancing their career in the financial services industry;
- Career Changers, those with established careers, be that in the financial services industry or otherwise, looking to take on a new challenge and embark on a new career as an Alpha Academic trader.
The primary purpose of the programme is to prepare learners for employment in a range of financial service roles, for example, Financial Trader, Compliance Officer, Investment Administrator, Back Office, Middle Office, etc.
LEVEL 5 ADVANCED DIPLOMA
Upon successfully completing the programme, you will receive a recognized Ofqual certified qualification. The qualification is equivalent to a 2 year foundation degree, or a Higher National Diploma (HND). It also has 32 (RQF) qualification credits associate with it which are transferrable into other further qualification advancement under the classification of Financial and Accounting.
The business environment is friendly and professional, which in many cases, as you might know, is very difficult to achieve. Mr. Chris Tubby, the mentor/coach, was a great surprise during this program. He has a very deep knowledge of the market and is always available to answer questions and provides relevant research information which greatly assists with your trading.
The teacher is a trader who has been trading for 43 years. Any derivatives, trading techniques, the impact of the macro economy, the most advanced finance, which all you want to learn, teacher knows. Because the teacher knows too much, so only he can do is to teach what you want to know. If you have seen the movie inside the plot of financial trading war. Trust me, the movie character is standing in front of you. But the most important thing is when teacher talked about his financial trading war…
Great company vibe. Strong knowledge in the company with friendly people willing to share it. The course itself gives a strong base for those that are new. Teaching you the basics right up to more advanced techniques that I am using now and continuing to develop. Continued support from a company that wants to succeed with you with structured regular analysis of performance to grow my confidence. A place where you get out what you put in!
Great company culture and extremely rewarding trading course! As one of the top market maker in Europe, Mr Chris Tubby is extremely experienced and knowledgeable, at the same time always willing to answer any questions from the students. One of the great things about this course is its emphasis on the importance of combination in theory and practical skills development, which is very beneficial for new traders to adapt to market volatility at a much quicker pace.
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I was drawn into the world of trading in 2013 during my masters degree when oil was slumping hard. I downloaded multiple platforms and coupled with my studies in finance, I attempted multiple strategies on demo accounts to refine them however I had inconsistent returns. Following the completion of my MSc, I met Chris Tubby in 2015 who filtered the noise and educated me within the realm of technical analysis and fundamental analysis, I started noticing that my success rate was a lot higher. I …
The one day course was beyond excellent! My trading knowledge was widened beyond what I expected, I learned the real fundamentals and principals of trading while being on the platforms. Mr. Tubby is extremely knowledgeable, and very patient with his new students . Mostly he has over 43 years of trading in financial markets, so that itself makes the learning way more compelling, as well as the material he gives very well prepared. You can see the information given about the trading concepts are v…
The Alpha Academic course for me was a fantastic experience in a live trading environment. Taught by Chris, who has over 40 years experience within the industry and is able to provide an educational experience which is both practical and exciting. The other traders on the floor are friendly and always happy to share their own knowledge and lessons that they have learnt throughout their careers. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to have any type of career trading the financial m…
I got my PHD degree majored in economics at Renmin University of China in 2012. Then I went to a post-doctoral research center in Peking University to do research in macroeconomics. In 2015, because of the stock market crisis in China, I began to trade and do some research on the financial market, including the futures market. After that, I went to a hedge fund company that traders traded all kinds of products using technique analysis method and my duty is to give them fundamental consultant. Bu…
I graduated from Cass Business School with a master’s degree in Banking and International Finance. After graduation, I took the trading course in Alpha Academic, which was a very enjoyable and fruitful experience. Mr. Tubby, as an extremely experienced and professional trader, not only taught us algorithm trading basics and strategies very systematically but also gave us a lot of practical advice on the live trading floor. In the course, I learned how to read charts and put trades strategicall…
Excellent working environment, friendly people. Highly recommended.