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We’re helping more people into banking
Our training is broadening the pathway into Capital Markets to help create a stronger, more diverse, banking sector
Inclusive approach
Suitable for applicants
from all academic levels
and backgrounds
Self-led learning
Complete in your own
time or alongside other
200+ years combined experience
Learn from industry experts
with extensive experience
in tier 1 and tier 2 banks
Is this course suitable for me?
Designed to create opportunities, the London Banking Academy focuses on giving people the ability to enter the financial services industry, no matter their prior experience.

Whether you have just finished University or looking for a career change, the course will kickstart your financial career.
How will I learn?
The course is completed online and features a combination of expert-led video sessions and eLearning content.

Signing into the platform to complete your course is simple and the system is user-friendly and secure. There will be opportunities to test your learning at the end of each module.
Entry requirements
Although a background in finance is not required, we do ask that applicants demonstrate the following attributes:
  • A hunger to learn and growth mindset;
  • The ability to communicate effectively;
  • Motivation to complete self-led learning modules;
  • 16+ years old and proficient in English
The LBA 4 Steps to Success
If you're interested in a career in finance and banking, or you’re simply looking to boost your Capital Market knowledge, the London Banking Academy Foundation Course is the course for you
Register your interest via our form
Complete our short registration form and we'll contact you with more information
Talk to us to find out more
Discuss your career aspirations with us (via email or telephone)
Enrol onto your LBA course
Choose the right course for you and begin your learning journey
Secure a role in financial services
Explore job opportunities and embark on your new career
London Banking Academy Course Curriculum
Explore our wide-range of modules that will give you the knowledge to confidently embark on a career journey within Capital Markets
Module 2
Building Knowledge of Finance & Capital Markets
16 hours
Module 1
Introduction to Capital Markets
17 hours
Module 6
Final Study
and Exam
3 hours
Module 5
Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance Factors
3 hours
Module 4
Current Political and Economic Climate
3 hours
Module 3
Risk & Compliance
in Investment Banking
3 hours
An Introduction to Capital Markets
Module 1 — Foundations
Designed to give you the financial grounding you'll need to start your career in Capital Markets, this module provides a broad overview and basic understanding of Capital Markets, Banking Infrastructure and Investment Banking Operations.
This module explains the client lifecycle and trade lifecycle within investment and retail banking. It delves into the 2008 financial crash and the regulations that ensued as a result of it; their ongoing existence being indicative of the seismic impact the crash had on every element of global banking and trade.
An Introduction to Asset Classes
and Investment Banking
The 2008 Financial Crash
and Ensuing Regulations
Financial Crime and Anti-Money
Laundering (AML)
Post-Trade Services
Expected duration:
17 hours of self-led learning
Building your Knowledge of Finance and Capital Markets
Module 2 — Advanced
Derivatives and Securities
Expected duration:
16 hours of self-led learning
Shadow Banking and Cryptocurrency
Financial Crime Deep Dive
Commercial Lending
Commodities and FX Markets
Building on Finance Foundations, this module aims to give you more in-depth knowledge of banking and finance to ensure you can hit the ground running in the industry.
This is a deep dive into commodities, trade securities and commercial lending, and also gives an overview of shadow banking and cryptocurrencies, including their implications on the wider marketplace. In addition, Advanced Finance further explores anti money laundering, fraud and terrorist financing.
Module 3 — Risk
Understanding the role of Risk and Compliance in Investment Banking
Financial institutions are continuously exposed to a variety of risks, which must be effectively managed in order to protect both them and their clients. Understanding the key risks and how they are mitigated is a critical component to building a successful career in Financial Services.
Risk, Compliance and Legal Requirements
Expected duration:
3 hours of self-led learning
Responsible Banking, Cyber Security and GDP
Our module on risk and compliance gives you a key understanding of key threats to financial markets, the compliance and legal requirements that apply, as well as the duty financial institutions have to act responsibly and create a culture that supports this.
Exploring the Current Political and Economic Climate
Module 4 — Global Impact
When a major world event occurs, how does it impact financial institutions and how they operate? This module explores past major events and the repercussions of these on financial infrastructure, including how Covid led to significant changes for the financial services industry.
Impact of Major World Changes, including Covid
Expected duration:
3 hours of self-led learning
Whilst looking at the impact through a Capital Markets lens, we will also examine how potential future events could further shape the future of banking and finance.
Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance Factors
Module 5 — Sustainability
Of rapidly growing importance in the finance sector, environmental, social and governance factors are at the forefront of most financial institutions agendas.
ESG Science, Political Drive, Upcoming Regulations
Expected duration:
3 hours
This module will delve into the latest policies and regulations regarding ESG, their impact on financial markets and the reason they are a key priority for the institutions themselves and for investors.
Final Study and Exam
Module 6 — Study and Exam
Time to recap on everything you have learned throughout the course and complete the 1 hour exam designed to test your learning and comprehension of the topics covered.
Expected duration:
1 hour exam 2 hours of study
London Banking Academy Accreditation
Our LBA Foundation in Capital Markets course has been endorsed by the CISI and certified by the CPD, a recognition of the quality of our course content and delivery.

The CISI aims to champion lifelong learning and integrity, raising individual standards of knowledge, skills, and behaviour globally to enhance public trust and confidence in financial services.
In addition, the CPD certification is an impartial and objective review of the educational learning structure and value of our professional training.

Once completed, you will receive a certificate in recognition of your learning.
Our certification and endorsement highlights the program has been approved by a professional, employer-recognised body
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