VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Financial Trading

Qualification code

Vocational qualifications are either work-related qualifications designed to enable students to gain the skills required to perform a particular job, or qualifications that may be taken as part of a wider study programme or apprenticeship.

Schools and colleges may offer qualifications that are not included in the DfE performance tables, if approved for teaching to 16 – 19 year olds by the Secretary of State for Education in England under Section 96, where this is in the best interests of individual students.




Students must produce a portfolio which contains assessed evidence, covering all the assessment criteria in the three units.

Students will apply knowledge in a simulated environment.

Data will be provided on a 15-minute delayed basis, with Students being able to view and apply knowledge to a variety of financial asset classes and products.

Further information

There are a number of key considerations for HEPs when reviewing vocational qualifications that are not listed on the DfE 16 – 19 performance tables for England:

  • some of these qualifications are occupational, and may not be designed specifically for progression to HE
  • applicants holding these qualifications may be school or college leavers, however, some may be more mature students who are likely to have other relevant experience alongside these qualifications
  • These qualifications may have been taken as part of a wider study programme or apprenticeship
  • This qualification is 122 GLH. If it is presented for admission to HE, it is likely to be in conjunction with other qualifications