About the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF)

The CQF Program is an internationally recognised professional qualification, founded by Dr Paul Wilmott, designed to help professionals advance in derivatives, risk management, model validation, valuations, quant IT and trading.

This part-time, online program includes optional primers ahead of the syllabus, advanced electives to develop specialist skills and continuing education on completion of the program.

Why choose the CQF?

Expert teaching and support
The program is taught by a faculty of renowned experts and industry practitioners, who provide in-depth training through evaluation and practical application of real-world quant techniques. CQF faculty offer one-to-one support if delegates need additional help with particular topics.


Tailored learning
Delegates can improve their knowledge by taking optional primers ahead of the program, in Maths, Python or Finance. The CQF enables delegates to specialize in the area of quant finance relevant to them, by choosing from six advanced electives, including:

  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Computational Methods
  • Risk Management & Regulation
  • Volatility Modeling
  • Portfolio Management
  • Counterparty Credit Risk Modeling

Flexible delivery
The CQF comprises six modules, which can be completed as the Full program in six months or in two three-month levels.Level I will develop knowledge of quant finance fundamentals and Level II builds upon concepts explored in Level I, developing skills with the advanced electives.

The live online lectures are recorded and available to watch back on the CQF App or on the CQF online portal with 24-hour access.

Continuing education
CQF alumni have access to the Lifelong Learning library, with over 750 hours of extra lectures on all quant finance topics, supporting them beyond the program. Additional lectures are regularly added to keep them up-to-date with the latest industry developments.

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Information sessions
The CQF holds information sessions throughout the year, online and in selected cities across the globe. Join the one-hour sessions with the Program Director to find out how the CQF could take your career further. All sessions are followed by a Q&A as well as a network reception at the city-based sessions.

Find a session and register

Find out more on the CQF website or if you have a specific query, contact us.


The program is delivered twice a year commencing in January or June. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; if you are looking to gain the CQF, apply online and the admissions team will be in touch within 48 hours.