Advanced Diploma in Options Trading - Level 5

For candidates looking to acquire professional competency to trade options, the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Options Trading provides a deep immersion in trading strategy as well as advanced options theory and practice. Brought to you by a partnership between ICE Education and ZISHI, this qualification is recognised by the industry as an educational gold standard, delegates will develop their knowledge of trading, management and supervision of options within markets while leveraging new found skills to start actively trading with confidence.

Created alongside leading financial institutions to ensure total relevancy and employability, the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Options Trading is fast becoming a favoured option for delegates looking to fast track their careers. The qualification is both fully regulated (RQF) and adheres to the Level 6 Financial Services Standard - Investment Banking & Investment Management.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although it is recommended that learners have an interest in the financial sector and hold a Maths GCSE at Grade A-C (or equivalent) or higher. Initial assessments will be conducted to ensure applicants can produce evidence to the required educational standard for all financial trading courses.

Course Information

Price £4,250 + VAT
Duration 25 days
Location London/Virtual
Available Dates

Who Should Attend

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Options Trading is a financial qualification aimed at learners, who wish to understand the trading technologies, systems and strategies needed to thrive as a financial options trader. The qualification also serves as an effective gateway into the finance industry as a whole, with previous graduates of the trading training successfully transitioning into trading financial assets from another profession - or successfully forging a dual career path.

Booking Information

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7065 7706

Course Content


1. Option fundamentals

The purpose of this module is to provide learners with the essentials of basic option theory and practice. Learners will develop an understanding of the language and terminology used in options markets, while appreciating how and why options are traded in the financial markets. Upon completion, learners will be able to both analyse and model option prices.

2. Intermediate Option theory and trading strategy

Learners will develop a more in-depth understanding of option theory and practice, including an ability to explain and interpret the key option sensitivities including delta and delta hedging. Learners will understand the nature and uses of vertical, horizontal and volatility option trading strategies, and also why underlying exposures may be hedge using option collars.

3. Advanced option theory and practice

Course participants will cultivate a high-level understanding of option theory and practice and an ability to interpret both volatility and volatility skew using financial trading tools. They will also learn how to discern the key secondary option sensitivities including gamma and gamma trading. Learners will understand the nature and uses of refinements of vertical, horizontal and volatility option trading strategies, while cultivating an awareness of the key principles and practice of option market making. Core principles of risk management of options positions and portfolios will also be explored in depth.