Working as a trader offers huge financial benefits and despite a crackdown on bonuses in the EU, it is not unusual for a trader with a few years’ experience to take home a generous six figure pay package.
However, finance is a highly competitive sector and one that requires a certain set of skills encompassing numeracy, analysis and risk taking.
It is possible to enter a role without any qualifications, but this is highly unlikely and would probably only occur if the candidate had years of work experience.
It is, therefore, a good idea to study for a specific trading qualification.
A qualification will give you a practical and theoretical backing in banking, finance and trading and give you the edge over the competition when it comes to job hunting.
Typically a qualification will take between a weekend to a few months to complete and can be studied online or on campus, both full and part-time.
Once qualified you will be able to work in any trading city in the world, opening up a whole host of stimulating career options.
For any professional looking to take a short course, ON/COURSE provides excellent information to help get you moving.
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ON/COURSE provides information and resource to help you make the best decision when choosing your next step in education. We believe that through education you can create the life that you want.
We help a variety of learners, from first time undergraduates, overseas students to professionals looking for a short course or a Masters and MBA. We provide insight into what your course selection will help you with in the long term as well as what you can expect while learning.
We partner with institutions across the UK and Europe, and through ON/COURSE you can find out more information about specific courses available, request a callback, or even apply.
There are many factors that go into deciding what the best path for you is. At ON/COURSE we do our best to ensure that we provide you with the most comprehensive advice. For us this means speaking to graduates, professionals, educators and students.
Our unique position within these groups means with ON/COURSE you can hear from the people that know, before you jump in.
Deciding on your career path is never going to be easy, but we believe that making the right decision at this stage is imperative to shaping your path to success, however you measure it.
In short, yes. The previous stigma associated to online study has been surpassed, in 2014 the majority of the world's top institutions offer an online option for many of their courses. This means that you can now find a credible online course that offers you the flexibility of where and when you study.
In addition the cost of online study can be substantially less than a traditional course, so if you're looking to ensure you get value, in addition to knowledge, then an online course is well worth considering.
Each course will have it’s own enrollment dates. If you find a course that interests you, simply complete the relevant form and we will find you a course that fits your ideal start date. Most online courses can be joined throughout the year, but some campus earning will have tight application dates.