Do you want to learn how to make money from investing but don’t know where to start? Our online, self-paced course will teach you essential investing skills to set you up for life from a personal finance and investment expert. How does the course work? The course is online, can be started at any time and is self-paced so you can fit it around existing commitments. The course material is delivered via your online account on our website. Each week consists of a video to watch, followed by a practical (but theoretical!) task. Together, the video and task should take an hour to complete. We are a licensed Skills Section Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Once you’ve completed the course, we will complete your personalised assessor’s report, and sign off your skills section as completed. What does the course cover? You’ll learn the basics you should know about buying and selling shares, including: • Why share prices move and how you can make a profit. • How to create a balanced portfolio and balance risk and reward. • How to research sectors and companies to decide which shares to buy. • How to choose your trading platform. • A four-week share and fund challenge: you'll set up a virtual portfolio and pick your shares and funds. You’ll review how they perform against ‘blind’ tips, learn some trading tips and work out the final profit or loss you’ve made.
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