pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) helps schools plan and teach financial education, so that children and young people are able to manage their money well, now and in the future.
pfeg merged into Young Enterprise in 2014. Together, we are a specialist ‘one stop shop’ for students and teachers, empowering young people to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need for work and for life.
What we do
- Work with schools– pfeg delivers a range of free resources and support to make teaching money management easy. We know that each school, academy or college is unique and needs to find its own solution to meeting the requirements of its learners. We believe that trained teachers provide the most effective route to young people becoming financially capable as they know their pupils best and understand how to integrate personal finance education into lessons. Find out more about our services to teachers, including our new ASKpfeg advisory service.
- Work in partnership to improve the quality and quantity of personal finance education– pfeg receives cross sector support from education, business and government. Innovative projects enable young people to learn in ways that are relevant and engaging, supporting teachers to become more confident and competent. The pfeg Quality Mark ensures that teachers can use resources, sure in the knowledge that they will meet educational objectives. Find out more
- Influence education policy and improving practice– pfeg works with Westminster and Whitehall, opinion formers and key bodies to campaign for consistent, high quality personal finance education. Find out more.
Why are we needed?
The case for young people to leave school able to be in control of their money and to plan for the future has never been stronger. Children and young people encounter money earlier and earlier, spending and saving their pocket money, mobile phones, pre-paid cards and part time jobs. Crucial decisions have to be taken about student loans, getting a job or living independently. We owe it to the next generation to invest in their future.
What we offer
- Teaching resources, video clips and case studies – free to order or download
- The pfeg Quality Mark – an assessment process to ensure the quality of financial education resources being produced by organisations external to pfeg. It is a trusted sign of excellence amongst teachers.
- My Money Week– an annual themed activity week for schools across England
- ASKpfeg– free, expert, practical financial education advice for anyone teaching children and young people about money – through telephone, e-mail, social media and webinars
- Termly e-newsletter – sent to over 40,000 people and gives information on all the latest resources and financial education initiatives –sign up to the e-newsletter
- Innovative projects – that aim to increase the quantity and quality of finance education.