What is the LIBF?

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) is an entity that exists solely to advance banking and finance by providing outstanding education and thinking, tailored to the needs of individuals, business and society. The LIBF played a key role in London’s growth on its path to becoming the world’s largest financial centre. By putting our training courses on the Professional Qualifications Framework at Level 5, this accreditation and the resulting qualification ensures our candidates stand out and helps kick-start their financial careers.

Our point of difference

Candidates taking our nine-week Trading Career Programme, or renowned six-week Internship Training Programme can now receive a Level 5 Diploma in Trading & Financial Markets Analysis whether they opt for our in-house Career Trading Desk or remote study Career Hybrid course format. This is in recognition of nearly 400 contact hours of professional training, including at least 320 hours of live price trading, as well as completing modules including global macro fundamentals, technical analysis, behavioural finance and trading psychology.

For our career traders this means that whilst they are accumulating trading experience, backed with Amplify funds, they are also sponsored by us to receive a formal financial qualification at no extra cost.

For our internship traders this means that a formal qualification is received on top of the recognition for taking one of the country’s most prestigious programmes for financial giants including Citigroup, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley for example. This is in addition to the invaluable training and experience each trader gains in financial market research, hedge fund trading, investment bank sales & trading and portfolio management. A programme where students undertake the exact same training that Amplify deliver to global investment banking clients as part of their graduate training schemes.

It is truly an honour to receive this level of industry recognition and have our programmes accredited by such a historic institution. Learn more about our awards and accreditations below.

Awards & Accreditation

LIBF Accredited

We are excited to announce that multiple programmes are now accredited by The London Institute of Banking & Finance, providing 30 notional credits into the Professional Qualifications Framework at Level 5.


Amplify Trading are awarded the prize for innovation in financial education by the CFA Institute, collected by Managing Director William de Lucy in Atlanta, USA. The CFA Institute commends our practical application in financial markets, recognising the unique way we help bridge the gap between the classroom and trading desk.

Shortlisted at the Reimagine Education awards 2015

In December Amplify was shortlisted at the Reimagine Education awards hosted in Philadelphia, USA. An international panel of 40 distinguished judges recognised Amplify Trading as one of the leading projects for innovative teaching in the global financial markets.

Education Investor Winner 2015

In November our effort to deliver exceptional quality in financial education was rewarded with the Education Investor award for professional education. A great achievement and true reflection of the Amplify team.

Education Investor Finalist 2014

In November 2014 Amplify Trading was a finalist at the education investor awards, delivered at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London.