Diploma in Capital Markets, Investment & Trading

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Professional / Short Course
10 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.15pm-8.30pm)
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Course Overview

Learn how to evaluate investment opportunities and obtain and interpret financial data.

This evening course marries fundamental theory to what is actually happening in the markets today.

This course is validated by The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM). This course focuses on the development of professional skills and does not sit on the national framework.

Why Study Capital Markets, Investment & Trading at Griffith College?

The Diploma in Capital Markets, Investment & Trading course is conducted on a part-time evening basis over a 10-week period. This course appeals to a wide range of individuals interested in capital markets, investment and/or trading.

  • You will learn the fundamentals of investment and opportunity evaluation and how to obtain and interpret financial data.
  • You will develop a firm understanding of market movements and the effect and implications they have for investors, traders and market participants.
  • You will gain an insight into the various options available to investors and traders today including investor psychology, tax and financial planning, derivatives and risk management
  • You will have the opportunity to hear from traders, brokers and analysts from top local and international investment banks.
  • You will gain a significant advantage in securing current or future positions within the sector.

Intake Dates

We run two intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn. 

  • October 2023*
  • March 2024*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for course dates.

Course Details


  • Equities and Fundamental Analysis – Corporate structure, Macro and Micro Fundamental Analysis
  • Fixed Income and Bonds – Sovereign, Corporate, Credit, Interest Rates, Derivatives and Treasury
  • Foreign Exchange and Commodities - Parity Theories, FX Risk, Gold, Oil and Contango
  • Technical Analysis and Trading – MA’s, Oscillators, Fibonacci, IT and Bloomberg
  • Derivatives and Risk – Evolution, Forwards, Futures and Options, Pricing and Volatility, History
  • CFD’s and Spread betting– Leverage and Gearing, Trading and Risk Management, Markowitz.
  • Account and Portfolio Management – Practical considerations, Service, Costs and Performance
  • Investment Vehicles – Direct, ETF’s, Gross Funds and Structures, Tax implications and Reporting
  • Private Equity and Property – Characteristics, Investment Process and Execution, Risk and Return.
  • Alternative Investments and Structured Products – Hedge Funds, Longevity, Trackers and ETF’s
  • Tax and Financial Planning – Pension & Estate Planning, ARF’s, CGT/CAT, Income Tax and Allowances
  • Risk Management, Compliance and Regulation.

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, 18th October 2023

Classes will be delivered online (live online classes, using zoom)

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week from 6 pm to 8 pm over 12 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

The exam will take place on the last evening of the course at Griffith College Dublin Main Campus, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. 

Year 2023

  • Oct: 18, 25
  • Nov: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
  • Dec: 06, 13

Year 2024

  • Jan: 10, 17, 24

Contact shortcourses@griffith.ie for further information.


How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Mature Students

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form. A member of the College’s admissions team will be in touch to discuss your course entry requirements.

Under 23 Years

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Min. 2 HC3's and 4 OD3's, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

Appropriate work experience/knowledge within a Capital Markets, Investment & Trading environment is desirable.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,400.00


What career paths could I have?

For those interested in career progression, the Diploma in Capital Markets, Investment & Trading course will impart sufficient knowledge and industry insight so as to help graduates identify particular career paths and further study options. The course also acknowledges the current economic climate and the paradox of not being able to get a job without experience and experience without a job. Accordingly, the course is relevant, timely and practical. Delegates will be able to engage meaningfully with friends, colleagues, managers, other market professionals and potential employers about capital markets, investment and trading, and will give them a significant edge or advantage in current and future positions.

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