Trading Courses

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
Benjamin Franklin

If you can’t seem to make progress on your own it’s time to learn from an expert in their field.

We have outlined the 5 things you need to consider before choosing a course to ensure you pick the course that is right for you.

We have also conducted an in-depth review of each company and the individual courses to help you find a course you can trust – see our tips on how to choose a course you can trust.

We have collated the key information about each course in the table below. To create a short list you can search by your level of experience, study time, topics and cost.

If you have been on a course which is not featured on the list or you have experience of one of these courses we would love to hear from you.

Some people want to get independent expert feedback on their strategy or have a health check on their trading style. Some want to learn more about technical analysis or just want to get an overview of how to trade. Others want to gain further professional qualifications, supplement their income, manage their pensions, or trade full time.

Whatever your reasons for going on a course, here are five things to consider:

  • Is it relevant to your skill level?

Don’t try to run before you can walk. Be honest about where you are in your trading journey and then you can find the most appropriate course.

If you try to move forward too quickly you will soon be out of your depth and reduce your chance of success.

  • How much time do you have? 

The old mantra ‘Don’t take on more than you chew’ really applies here. Be honest and realistic.

If you try to take on too much it can be overwhelming and decreases your chance of success.

  • What learning method suits you best? 

Some people prefer to do an online course at their own pace, others prefer campus style group learning or a mix of the two.

Choose a course which has the method you are most comfortable with as it will make your learning more enjoyable and successful.

  • Does the course cover your subject matter?

It might seem obvious, but you need to spend some time investigating the course syllabus to make sure the course covers the right topics.

You need to be clear about your goals before you start so you can focus on finding the exactly right course to help you achieve them.

  • What’s your budget? 

It is important to consider your budget and find a course you can afford. Avoid the trap of borrowing money in the hope you’ll be able make it all back.

You DON’T have to spend a lot especially if you’re getting started, there are lots of courses that offer free materials

Use our Search Table to help you find the most suitable course for you.

So now you’ve nailed down the type of course you want, the next question is ‘how do you find one you can trust?’

Unfortunately, not all courses are quite what they seem. We have developed a methodology to help you find the most reputable courses out there.

All the courses should score highly in the following five categories.

  • They are making credible claims

Watch out for Get Rich Quick Schemes. Look at a course’s mission statement to see if they are making realistic claims.

If it seems too good to be true it usually is! If you are unsure contact us and we will do our best to guide you.

  • Taught by a respected team of professionals with a track record of success

It’s probably the most important factor to consider when choosing a course. Who is actually teaching the course, and do they have the relevant knowledge and skills?

We double check the Tutors CVs, conduct interviews with key personnel and where possible attend the course itself.

  • Excellent Reviews

There is nothing more valuable than listening to other traders. It doesn’t take long to do an internet search and if there is a problem with the course you will soon find out.

We analyse Trust Pilot Ratings, forums, blogs to determine customer satisfaction with the courses.

  • Good level of Support

A course should be more than just following a syllabus. The team should be doing everything to help you on your learning journey.

A good course should give you direct access to the tutors or have a forum and community of other traders for you to share your questions and thoughts with.

  • Recognised Accreditation

While courses don’t have to be regulated by the FCA they can be affiliated to an accredited educational facility like a university, or a recognised professional body like the London Stock Exchange.

Use our Search Table to find out more about the courses listed.

A note again to watch out for disreputable courses. We want them out so if you think you’ve been scammed or have any concerns about a course contact us at support@besttradingbooks.com.

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Cryptocurrency Course Beginner 1 week Part Time Cryptocurrency, £599 See Our Review
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Introduction to the Financial Markets Beginner Upto 6 months Short Part Time £129 See Our Review
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Introduction to Financial Markets Beginner 3 hours Short Part Time Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Psychology, £297 See Our Review
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Introduction to Investing Beginner 4 hours Short Part Time Fundamental Analysis, £155 See Our Review
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2 Day FOREX Bootcamp Beginner 16 hours Short Full Time Technical Analysis, Risk Management, Day Trading, £697 See Our Review
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Master Trader Programme Intermediate 5 Weeks Short Part Time Fundamental Analysis, Risk Management, £399 See Our Review
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Institutional Trader Programme Intermediate 5 Days Short Full Time Strategy, Fundamental Analysis, Day Trading, £3,697 See Our Review
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CISI & Expert Strategies Trading Programme Advanced 10 hours Short Part Time Risk Management, Strategy, £1497 See Our Review
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Introduction to Financial Markets and Trading Beginner 1 week Part Time Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Risk Management, £399 See Our Review
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Level 5 Diploma in Applied Financial Trading Beginner 12 weeks Long Part Time Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Risk Management, Strategy, From £2,499 See Our Review
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Trading Skills Course Beginner 4 weeks Medium Part Time Risk Management, Strategy, Psychology, From £1,199 See Our Review
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Evening Trading Course Beginner 5 Weeks Short Part Time Technical Analysis, Strategy, Psychology, £1,750 See Our Review
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Trading Boot Camp Beginner 2 weeks Medium Full Time Psychology, Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, From £1900 See Our Review
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Bespoke Mentoring Beginner Intermediate 1 Day Short Full Time Psychology, Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, £399 See Our Review
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