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Capital Markets Foundation Course

Accredited self-led learning with specialist content across 5 modules in Capital Markets

London Banking Academy


£549 inc VAT
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Course format What's this?
52 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
120 days
Foundation in Capital Markets
Professional certification What's this?
52 CPD hours / points
  • Accredited Certification of Completion - Free
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  • Tutor is available to students

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Our employer-recognised Foundation Course is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in financial services, or those who are looking for a career change and are lacking the industry knowledge required to kickstart their new career. It is a self-led, e-learning course which you can do in your own time and at your own pace, allowing you to complete the course alongside your other commitments.


Foundation in Capital Markets


Accredited Certification of Completion

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate will be sent once the course is completed with a successful pass.


52 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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  • London Banking Academy -


The LBA is an expert training academy, supporting the entry, transition, and growth of individuals in Capital Markets. A subsidiary of Delta Capita, the LBA has been crafted by experienced professionals, who collectively have over 250 years of experience within investment banking, as well as learning and development experts, to create a world-class training academy. Our main goal is to provide access to expert content and a unique, alternative pathway, for a wide-range of audiences, into a career in finance.

As well as gaining an in-depth understanding of Capital Markets, our course will enhance your theoretical knowledge and skills, grow your CV and earn you a recognised certificate. Comprising of 52 hours of specialist content, the Foundation Course includes five modules. Upon completion of the Foundation Course, you will have:

  1. Gained strong knowledge of Capital Markets, banking infrastructure, and operations
  2. A deep understanding of finance – including: commodities, trade securities, commercial lending, and newer less conventional banking methods.
  3. Learnt how investment banking is monitored to protect investors and banks, including developing a strong understanding of the risks associated.
  4. Looked at how major world events (including future events) such as Covid impacted world markets and how Capital Markets navigated them.
  5. Grasped the critical nature of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in the finance sector and how financial markets are keeping up with regulations.

London Banking Academy Accreditation

Our LBA Foundation in Capital Markets course has been accredited by both the CISI and 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 accreditation is an impartial and objective review of the educational learning structure and value of our professional training.

Once completed, you will receive an accredited certificate in recognition of your learning.

Who is this course for?

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.


Although a background in finance is not required, we do ask that applicants demonstrate the following attributes:

  • а hunger to learn and growth mindset;
  • the ability to communicate effectively;
  • motivation to complete self-led learning modules;
  • determination to succeed 16+ years old and proficient in English.

Career path

As one of the most lucrative industries, the Capital Market industry boasts an array of employment opportunities, from Investment Banking, Portfolio Management to Trader.

With the knowledge of Capital Markets you can access one of the highest-paying industries. This sector offers a variety of rewarding roles, with excellent diversity and career progression.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.