How to Find the Best Forex Trading Course

Alexandros Theophanopoulos
15 Min read

Have you been inspired recently by the great potential of trading the Forex market and want to give it a go? It might seem like a great idea, but before you get started, you need to dedicate time to learning the intricacies of the Forex markets. There are a wide variety of Forex trading courses out there to choose from, but how to you know which ones are worth taking?

In this article, we will explore what you should look for in a Forex trading course and its provider, look at the various types of course available and much more!



Forex Trading Course: An Introduction

Our recommended first step towards becoming a proficient trader would be to enroll in a course developed by a regulated broker. Also will be useful to read our Forex trading for beginners guide.

Some beginner traders do not believe it is necessary to work hard and learn about the Forex or other financial markets prior to beginning trading. Whilst it's true that no amount of training or studying will guarantee you success, training will help you develop skills which are necessary in order to become a successful trader and will also reduce the chances of you making silly mistakes.

There are many great trading courses giving you the opportunity to learn everything required in order to start trading in Forex or CFDs. Thanks to today's technology, many of these courses are online, so you can learn these new skills from the comfort of your own home and build a schedule based on what works best for you!

Regardless of your current trading level and what you want to achieve, there is a Forex course suited to your needs.

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How Do I Choose My First Course?

When you start your search, you are likely to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of trading courses that are available out there.

Our advice would be to choose a course which is free and provided by a regulated broker. Choosing a course with a regulated broker should guarantee the quality of the course's content.

What Types of Courses Are There?

When it comes to choosing a course, you will have the option of either learning online or attending a more traditional face-to-face class.

For a beginner trader, our recommendation would be to go for an online Forex trading course. In these courses you will be provided with presentations, videos, manuals, trading simulators and personalised consultations. A huge benefit of this type of training is that you will be able to move from a beginner to a more advanced level at your own pace. these types of course can be either free or paid for.

The more traditional face-to-face courses tend to be much more specific, which is why we recommend that you have at least a basic knowledge of trading before considering this type of Forex course. The teacher is usually a successful trader and will teach you their own personal trading strategies as well as risk management. You will most likely also learn how to open and close market positions and pending orders. This type of training can be free of charge, if a seminar, or paid for in the cases of one-on-one tutoring.

Forex Trading Course : What to Consider

When choosing a Forex trading course, you should consider the following criteria:

Reputation of the Course and its Provider

With the rapid growth of online trading, the supply of Forex training courses has risen dramatically. A simple Google search for the words "Forex course" shows about 63,700,000 results in English. You will want to focus solely on the reputable courses. But how can you tell which ones are reputable?

Firstly, you should discard any courses which promise you guaranteed results and instant returns. A good FX course will never make such promises. Instead, look for courses which promise training in trading but also make it clear that strategies which may have generated results in the past will not necessarily do so again in the future. Always bear in mind that there are no financial guarantees in the Forex market.

The certification granted by the course or its author must be regulated by a competent authority. If the course is a worldwide course, it must be certified by different international bodies. Quality trading courses are always certified by regulatory bodies or financial institutions.

Cost and Duration of the Trading Course

Forex courses with live teachers may require a high degree of participation, as well as having set time slots for each lesson. On the other hand, online courses tend to be more flexible by providing lessons based on pre-recorded video presentations.

Before making a decision, be sure to examine what you are committing yourself to in terms of time and cost. Both of these elements can vary greatly depending on the provider.

Once you have narrowed down your options, be sure to check the following:

  • The terms and conditions
  • The reviews of previous students

At Admirals we offer a wide range of trading courses, including some for beginners.

Best Forex Trading Course: An Overview

Below we will look at some of the materials and courses offered by Admirals. Expanding one's skillset by including some of the topics mentioned below in your repertoire, can surely prove useful to traders looking to boost their skill levels further:

Zero to Hero

Our " Zero to Hero" course will take you to an advanced level of knowledge for both the Forex and stock markets. This Forex trading course takes place over 21 days, during which you will make the transition from theory to practice.

The course includes concepts about:

  • Market analysis
  • Fundamental analysis
  • Technical analysis
  • Trading strategies in real market conditions
  • Development of the necessary skills, including psychological, in order to make the move from an amateur to an advanced trader in the financial markets

Structure of the Course

Over 20 days you will learn different topics, followed by an additional day for questions and answers. The structure of the course is as follows:

  • Day 1: What are Financial Markets?
  • Day 2: Which Trading Instruments Can I Trade?
  • Day 3: Types of Trader
  • Day 4: Technical Infrastructure (PC, internet connection, screens, etc.)
  • Day 5: An Introduction to MetaTrader
  • Day 6: The Basic Functions of MetaTrader 4
  • Day 7: MetaTrader Supreme Edition
  • Day 8: How to Make a Trade
  • Day 9: Types of Order
  • Day 10: The Basics of Creating a System
  • Day 11: Technical Analysis and Indicators
  • Day 12: The Role of Oscillators
  • Day 13: Rules for Trading System 'ZTH4'
  • Day 14: Trade Management
  • Day 15: Building a Trading Plan
  • Day 16: Evaluations and System Tracking
  • Day 17: Leverage and Margin
  • Day 18: Money Management and Risk Management
  • Day 19: Trading Psychology Part 1
  • Day 20: Trading Psychology Part 2

By the time you have finished this second course, you will have a solid foundation in what trading is and how to start making your own trades.

Trading Webinars

Webinars provide the opportunity for interactive learning online. They involve a tutor and a group of novice traders in a live format.

Typically, webinars last about an hour and cover a specific trading topic, which the tutor will discuss before opening the floor to the group for questions.

Many brokers organize these webinars regularly. You will be able to find information about upcoming webinars on their website. Alternatively, if you are already subscribed to the broker they should inform you by email.

If you are interested in taking part in trading webinars, why not register for one of our free ones? Discover the latest trading trends, get actionable strategies and enjoy complimentary tools! Click the banner below to register today:

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Forex Video Courses

Video trading courses on YouTube present the opportunity to learn how to trade Forex on your own, at your own pace. You can find online videos which cover both basic and advanced topics about the FX markets.

These videos are produced by both regulated brokers and independent professional traders who are interested in sharing their experiences and knowledge.

YouTube has a vast array of videos, tutorials and courses available for Forex Traders. The platform also provides another interesting tool, which beginners in the foreign exchange market should take advantage of. Viewers can follow live transactions as they occur, performed by a professional trader.

You can view their trading strategies and decide whether you want to replicate or modify them according to your trading plan and trader profile. To benefit from this experience go to and search "live forex trading".

On the Admirals YouTube channel you can find videos on a wide range of Forex and financial market related topics.

Forex Courses and Seminars

If you already trade with an online broker, you may be interested in getting to know the team that works behind the scenes and can help you with insight into trading decisions. At Admirals, our team of expert analysts offer both FX and CFD seminars on a regular basis.

In these seminars our team of analysts discuss a vast array of topics ranging from the fundamental basics of the financial markets to individual trading strategies. During the seminars, you will have the opportunity to interact with other traders.

Tutorials and Articles

Forex trading is a continuous learning process. The more you study and learn, the less difficult trading will become. Reading articles online is a great way to develop your knowledge of FX trading, especially if you prefer learning from written words.

Generally speaking, this form of education is completely free, as long as you have internet access.

In the education section of Admirals you will find free articles, guides and manuals published on a regular basis. These materials will help answer a lot of your questions related to financial markets, forex trading, strategies, tips and recommendations.

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Important Skills for Forex Trading

In addition to basic theoretical and practical knowledge of the Forex markets, there are other skills which you will need to develop in order to be a successful trader. Below we have listed some of these skills:

  • Learn from Mistakes
    • Being able to recognize a mistake and acting to rectify it is a valuable quality. It is important to be able to learn from your mistakes and continue trading without becoming discouraged.
  • Learn to Disconnect from Trading
    • Do not spend your nights pondering trading strategies and the Forex market. The FX market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. It is a given that you will miss trading opportunities. Accept this and instead focus on taking advantage of the opportunities which are available to you and in line with your trading plan.
  • Be Patient
    • Only open market orders that are in line with the trading strategy you have created. Do not be tempted to enter positions which do not meet your predetermined criteria. Whilst you wait, you can study the market and learn to use the trading tools you have at your disposal.
  • When to Enter and Exit the Market
    • The ability to know when to enter and, more importantly, exit the market is a very important skill for traders. This skill can only be acquired through practice, after you have learned more about the Forex markets. That is why at Admirals, we always recommend using a demo account in order to practice trading in a risk-free environment before risking your own capital.
  • Control Your Emotions
    • You must be able to control your emotions when trading. It is normal to feel happy or excited when your positions are winning and sad or unmotivated when they are not. However, whilst these emotions are perfectly natural, they can cause you to deviate from your trading plan. Do not let this happen.
  • Accept Your Losses and Move on
    • Many beginner traders feel obliged to open a new position immediately after closing a losing one, in order to compensate for the loss. There is a high chance that this new trade will not meet the requirements of the trader's trading plan and is based more on impulse. In our experience, these types of trades have a high probability of resulting in further losses.

Forex Trading Course: Final Thoughts

To round things up, we would like to share some general tips to bear in mind when learning how to trade Forex:

  • Many new traders dream of getting rich quickly. It is important to bear in mind that this is not likely to happen. As with most things in life, it takes a lot of hard work and practice to become successful at Forex trading. Make sure you set yourself realistic goals when learning and starting to trade.
  • There is a lot of information to learn about the Forex markets and it can be daunting - try not to get overwhelmed.
  • Do not believe any of the courses out there that guarantee success or make promises which seem too good to be true. There is no set strategy which is guaranteed to make you a millionaire.
  • Whilst you are working through your lessons, make your first trades on a risk-free demo account. Take your time and only progress to the real markets when you feel confident that you are ready.
  • Once you feel ready to trade for real, be sure to only invest capital you can afford to lose. Trade with small sums to start with and increase slowly as and when you feel ready to do so.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Forex trading course?

A Forex trading course is an educational program designed to teach individuals about the foreign exchange market, how to trade currencies, analyze market trends, and develop strategies to make informed trading decisions in the Forex market.



Why should I take a Forex trading course?

Taking a Forex trading course can provide you with essential knowledge and skills needed to navigate the Forex market effectively. It helps beginners understand the basics, and even experienced traders can benefit from advanced strategies and market insights provided in these courses.



How can I choose the right Forex trading course?

To choose the right Forex trading course, consider factors like the course content, credibility of the instructor or institution offering the course, reviews and testimonials from past students, interactive elements, and if it aligns with your learning style and goals. Additionally, ensure the course covers fundamental analysis, technical analysis, risk management, and trading psychology.



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