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London Academy of Trading

The London Academy of Trading (LAT) is an established and trusted provider of financial trading education. We deliver courses both at our City of London campus and online to more than 500 students per year. LAT are pioneers in this sector, being the first UK Training Academy to provide accredited and regulated qualifications in Financial Markets Trading.

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Established in 2010, the London Academy of Trading has evolved into one of the most respected providers of financial market trading education. Under the leadership of Academic Dean, Paddy Osborn, the academic faculty consists of experienced traders and analysts from some of the world’s leading institutions. The teaching focus has always been extremely practical and vocational.


Our courses are designed to help individuals improve their understanding of financial market trading with a view to career development or to supplement existing income through trading. All students can access our trading mentors ten hours every day for advice and guidance, helping them develop robust and structured trading strategies, combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

We are extremely flexible; learners can study around other commitments, either on our London trading floor, online, or through our blended option, combining online study with days on campus.  Our courses range from two days to our accredited 12 week Level 5 Diploma in Applied Financial Trading.


Our students have achieved significant success in their career development, with past students having joined institutions such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Bank of China, Bloomberg, Reuters, and many other financial institutions, hedge funds and investment banks.

We offer career advice to students, as well as help with CV construction, cover letters and interview technique. 


Student services

Address: Level 2, 30 Holborn, Buchanan House, London, EC1N 2LX.

ICT services

Yes internet access is available. Dual-screen workstations are available on our trading floor for all on-campus students.

Medical services

Off campus.

Student Life

Campus life

The London Academy of Trading is located in heart of London. It’s situated between Holborn Circus and Chancery Lane tube station, with many shops, banks, supermarkets, restaurants and an extensive daily food market within short walking distance.


The academy itself is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), enabling international students to study in London on Short Term Study Visas

The Level 5 Diploma in Applied Financial Trading qualification is accredited by the Association of Business Executives (ABE), regulated by Ofqual.

The diploma, and some of our short courses are also accredited by CPD.

Holborn, England, United Kingdom

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