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Alena-Walker"What I like the most is that it is easy to access the videos and since you have two options, high and low quality, you can literally view them everywhere. It’s a comfortable platform, it’s convenient. The tutors are good, the videos are good quality, the notes are clear, is easy to follow. I feel I prepare very well for every exam. The teachers have been helpful and the price is very good. In a nutshell, InterActive is High Quality Videos + Excellent tutors + very convenient. "

Alena Walker
CFA student, Belarus

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Study CFA® online and gain instant recognition in the finance industry

  • On-going throughout the year
  • Recommended study time is at least 3 months for each of the 3 levels

CFA® tuition packages start from £390 per level


The CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) is an internationally recognised qualification which sets the global standard for professionalism and excellence in today’s finance and investment sectors.

Studying towards CFA® is an extremely rigorous test of your knowledge and time management skills. To help you achieve success, London School of Business and Finance and InterActive offer an online CFA® course using dynamic study-tools, such as HD-quality live video lectures, to provide you with the full on-campus experience but with 100% online flexibility. These award-winning resources are backed up by personalised tutor support and the opportunity to network with a global body of over 15,000 fellow students and industry professionals.

Who is this programme for?

The CFA® online programme focuses on fundamental investment knowledge and practical skills which are applicable across a variety of careers. If you are already active in the investment industry and want to specialise, refocus your career path, or gain prestige with your employer, then the CFA® programme is perfect for you. It complements your existing experience with up-to-date knowledge and a broad range of skills to help advance your career prospects.


Leading employers the world over use the CFA® charter to seek out and differentiate the most qualified job applicants and future employees, as they understand this qualification is a marker of commitment to hard work, dedication, and a determination to excel in this most challenging of sectors. The CFA® designation opens doors into the heart of international business.

The CFA® qualification is recognised in the UK as equivalent to a master’s-level degree, and today more than 100,000 people worldwide are CFA® members. In August 2010, Financial Times Magazine declared:“Among the countless finance degrees around the world, the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification has become the gold standard.”



In order to receive CFA® qualification you must successfully complete three levels – Level I, Level II and Level III sequentially. You will take exams for each at CFA® test centres. Exams for Level I are held in June or December, while those for Levels II and III are held only in June.

You may register for only one exam at a time and must wait to receive the results of each one before registering for another. Please check that you meet all requirements before you enrol on the CFA® program and register for your first exam.

You must apply to study CFA® programme with InterActive 3-9 months before you are due to sit your exams (at the latest). To apply, simply choose a CFA® package of the required level from the Enrolment centre and then complete the purchase process.

You will receive an email containing your InterActive login details 24 hours after payment. You will then be able to study towards your paper according to the content of the package you have purchased. At the start of your CFA® preparation course you will be given access to all learning resources included in your package, such as live or recorded HD quality video lectures, lecture notes, mock exams, question bank, progress tests, and more. The recommended study time for each exam is at least 3 months.

The final stage of the process is to take your exams. If you pass you will continue to the next level. However, if you fail you are encouraged to re-take the exam. If you fail and are eligible for the Pass First Time Guarantee, you will be given access to study materials for the level you failed, and you will have the opportunity to resit it the exam once you have re-registered.

Sample of video tuition
A portfolio of HD quality video lectures, recorded by expert tutors, CFA charterholders, giving you access to over 50 hours of tuition per level.

cfa online training video example with Graham McDonald

Our video lectures cover all Learning Outcome Statements. They are referenced to the CFA®  Program Curriculum by Study Session title and then Reading number. For level 1 we recommend you cover Financial Reporting and Analysis early in your studies as it is commonly considered the most conceptually challenging of the topics.

CFA® Level I

1. Introduction: Read more

Introduction to the CFA® programme and the course of study
Calculator tutorial

2. Quantitative Methods: Basic Concepts: Read more

The time value of money
Discounted cash flow applications
Statistical concepts and market returns
Probability concepts

3. Quantitative Methods: Application Read more

Common probability distributions
Sampling and estimation
Hypothesis testing
Technical analysis

4. Financial Reporting & Analysis: An Introduction Read more

Financial statement analysis: an introduction
Financial reporting mechanics
Financial reporting standards

5. Income Statements Balance Sheets & Cash Flow Statements Read more

Understanding income statements
Understanding balance sheets
Understanding cash flow statements
Financial analysis techniques

6. Inventories, Long-Lived Assets, Income Taxes & Non-Current Liabilities Read more

Long-lived assets
Income taxes
Non-current liabilities

7. Evaluating Financial Reporting Quality & Other Applications Read more

Financial reporting quality, red flags and accounting warning signs
Accounting shenanigans on the cash flow statement
Financial statement analysis applications

8. Corporate Finance Read more

Capital budgeting
Cost of capital
Measures of leverage
Dividends and share repurchases basics
Working capital management
Financial statement analysis
The corporate governance of listed companies

9. Microeconomic Analysis Read more

Demand and supply analysis: introduction
Demand and supply analysis: consumer demand
Demand and supply analysis: the firm
The firm and market structures

10. Macroeconomic Analysis Read more

Aggregate output, prices, and economic growth
Understanding business cycles
Monetary and fiscal policy

11. Economics in a Global Context Read more

International trade and capital flows
Currency exchange rates

12. Market Organisation, Market Indices & Market Efficiency Read more

Market organisation and structure
Security market indices
Market efficiency

13. Equity Analysis & Valuation Read more

Overview of equity securities
Introduction to industry and company analysis
Equity valuation concepts and basic tools

14. Fixed Income Basic Concepts Read more

Features of debt securities
Risks associated with investing in bonds
Overview of bond sectors and instruments
Understanding yield spreads

15. Fixed Income Analysis & Valuation Read more

Introduction to the valuation of debt securities
Yield measures, spot rates and forward rates
Introduction to the measurement of interest rate risk
Fundamentals of Credit Analysis

16. Derivatives Read more

Derivatives markets and Instruments
Forward markets and contracts
Futures markets and contracts
Option markets and contracts
Swap markets and contracts
Risk management applications of option strategies

17. Alternative Investments Read more

Alternative investments
Investing in commodities

18. Portfolio Management Read more

Portfolio management an overview
Portfolio risk and return part I
Portfolio risk and return part II
Basics of portfolio planning and construction

19. Ethical & Professional Standards Read more

Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
Guidance for standards I - VII
Introduction to the Global Investment Performance Standards
Global Investment Performance Standards

CFA® Level II

CFA® registration requirements

Before you enrol in the CFA® certificate program and register for your first exam, you should check if you meet the CFA® entrance requirements, namely:

  • Have at least a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree or:
  • Be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program at the time of registration
  • Have four years of professional work experience (does not have to be investment related)
  • Have a combination of professional work and college experience that totals at least four years
  • Part-time positions do not qualify, and the four-year total must be accrued prior to enrolment

If you initially enrol/register as a final year undergraduate student with a degree in progress, you may not register for the Level II exam until you have:

  • Earned your degree or (should you fail to)
  • Obtained professional work experience that meets the programmes entrance requirements

Non-academic requirements

You must also read the ID policy and understand the professional conduct requirements. This is because you will be asked to sign the Professional Conduct Statement and Candidate Responsibility Statement.

You will also need a valid international travel passport (required for enrolment and exam registration) and must be prepared to take the exams in English.

InterActive entry requirements

We do not have any entry requirements beyond those required by CFA® Institute; please check that you are eligible to register for your CFA® exam before purchasing your study pack.


In partnership with London School of Business & Finance (LSBF), InterActive has developed a wide range of CFA® study options, each tailored to fit your individual needs.

CFA®: The Essentials packageRead more

Designed for students who have strong knowledge and experience working in the finance industry, this CFA® distance learning package contains HD quality tuition videos and Texas BA II calculator tutorial. You will also benefit from tutor support and our online community of over 5000 students and mentors.

CFA® question bankRead more

This add-on option allows you to take advantage of approximately 2000 unique, exam-standard questions and a full explanation of correct answers.

CFA® mock examsRead more

2 six hour mock exams give you the opportunity to practice questions in an exam environment and work through the answers to check that you are applying your knowledge correctly.

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CFA®: The Essentials
(£273 per level)
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CFA®: Tuition
(£315 per level)
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CFA®: Question Bank
(£100 per level)
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CFA®: Mock Exam
(£50 per level)
HD quality tuition video lectures with lecture notes
Mock exams
Progress tests
Online community of students and mentors
Re-sit promotion
Pass First Time Guarantee
Calculator tutorial
Question bank

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