Route to Diploma

You Join The STA To Be Better

There are many routes to achieve the one objective:
The STA Diploma.

STA Education runs annual CISI accredited Diploma Part 1 and Part 2 online courses for both experienced and new analysts. We also run courses for post-grad students at King’s College London. All teaching is by qualified STA members. The courses are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). The next STA Diploma Part 1 Course will start October 2024 and the STA Diploma Part 2 Course started January 2025. For more information, click on the links below.

Candidates who have successfully passed both parts of the STA Diploma are eligible to receive the International Federation of Technical Analysts’ (IFTA) Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) accreditation.

The Home Study Course (HSC) allows students to study for the STA Diploma in their own time at any point during the year. The HSC was developed over several years and is the result of extensive collaboration between analysts and system providers around the globe. The course is like an e-book, specifically written to prepare students for the 2 examinations.

The monthly presentations provide additional knowledge and insights to technical analysis.

The core reading list is an essential part of preparing for both STA Diploma Part 1 and Part 2 examinations.

If you have any questions do call us on +44 (0) 20 7125 0038 or email


Comparing Courses

Course Name Start Date Venue Cost
STA Diploma Part 1 October 2024 Online From £1,395
STA Diploma Part 2 January 2024 Online From £2,199
STA Diploma Part 1 & 2 Package October 2024 Online From £3,299
Home Study Course (HSC) Anytime Online From £1,395
HSC + Exams Anytime Online From £2,199

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