Managing My Money for Young Adults

Produced by The Open University

Minimum Age: 15
Maximum Age: 19

This is a free online Open University course designed to give 15-19 year olds personal financial management skills and the confidence to take control of their finances whether still studying, starting work or an apprenticeship or planning to go to university.

Students learn how to:

  • budget effectively, through different stages of their lives
  • choose and manage bank and savings accounts
  • finance further and higher education studies
  • borrow sensibly and manage debts effectively
  • plan ahead to make life goals are financially achievable.


Quick facts:

  • Eight free online sessions downloadable to phones and tablets
  • 12-16 hours of self-paced study
  • Downloadable Teachers’ Pack to support in-class and home learning
  • On line budget tool
  • Animations and practical tips
  • Real-life student case studies
  • Video content including some featuring Bobby Seagull and Martin Lewis
  • Short quizzes to reinforce learning
  • At the end of the course students receive:
  • Open University Digital badge on successful completion of the course
  • Statement of Participation from the Open University
  • Independent learning to talk about in interviews and on university statements