Youth Worker Toolkit

This Youth Worker Toolkit is designed to give you access to a range of Young Enterprise and Young Money resources suitable for use with children and young people as part of remote learning. There are some resources suitable for all ages, and others specifically for primary or secondary and older.

  • All Ages
  • Primary
  • Secondary & Post 16
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My Money Week (Ages 4-19)

My Money Week aims to get young people aged 4 – 19 excited and interested in financial matters. It’s a great introduction for anyone who is new to delivering financial education.

There are a whole host of materials from previous My Money Week’s that can be used with children and young people at home to prompt discussion and to support practical activities.

Activity Idea: The 2017 resources contain downloadable newspapers which cover a range of money topics. Young people can be tasked with reviewing the Dr Poundsenpence advice column and see if they agree with the advice being offered or if they would suggest something else?

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Young Money Challenge (Ages 4-16)

Young people will explore how we can save the planet while saving money at the same time. Challenge entries can be submitted via our digital entry form from the 26th January till the deadline on the 31st March.

There are three Challenge Packs (for ages 4-7, 7-11 and 11-19) which provide ideas and activities for children and young people to undertake independently or with your support.

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Learning about Money at Home (Ages 4-19)

These resources support a 90-minute workshop, designed to help families explore money learning in the home, improving both children’s and adult’s financial capability.

The workshop could be run remotely with parents/carers, discovering ways to include their children in everyday discussions and actions related to money. Individual sections from within the workshop can be delivered as standalone activities.

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Financial Skills (KS1 to KS5)

This resource covers essential knowledge, skills and attitudes for making sensible decisions about money; it encourages children and young adults to be thoughtful, confident and positive when looking after their finances.

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MoneyReady (KS2 to KS4)

Moneyready is an online course, differentiated for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, which provides a range of modules to develop attitudes to, skills for, and knowledge of personal finance. The resource includes a dashboard for teachers/parents for enable tracking of student’s progress.

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Fiver from Home (Ages 4-11)

Fiver from Home allows children to imagine what business they could create with just a £5 note.

Using the Fiver from Home workbook and the guiding documents, children will be able to imagine, remotely research, and plan a business that starts with a hypothetical £5, creating a logo and a sales pitch along the way.

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Drip, Drip, Drip (Ages 4-11)

The 8 activities in this resource explore the links between water and money, allowing children to see the true value of water and the impact that efficient water use can also have on our money.

Activity 5: Reducing Your Water Bill looks at ways in which water usage and cost can be reduced, without impacting on needs.

This real-life learning makes it ideal to complete within the home, with your support. Also, every activity in Drip, Drip, Drip contains homework assignments at the end of the lesson plan.

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Developing Financial Futures (Ages 11-19)

This resource has been developed to support the delivery of financial education to vulnerable young people and be flexible and adaptable to different settings. There are seven activities within the resource, all focusing on different financial themes and topics.

All 7 activities have a Practical Ideas section with suggestions that could be adapted to an at-home learning setting.

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Tenner from Home (Ages 11-16)

Tenner from Home allows students to imagine what business they could create with just a £10 note.

Using the Tenner from Home guide and accompanying work sheets, students are able to imagine, remotely research and plan a business that starts with a hypothetical £10, creating a logo and a sales pitch along the way.

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Your Money Matters (Ages 13-19)

The Your Money Matters textbook covers a range of financial education topics relevant to young people aged 13+.

The textbook provides information, activities, case studies and questions which can be undertaken by young people independently or with your support. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide offers further suggestions for using the content and provides the answers to questions posed in the textbook.


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Spending Sense - SEN Resource (Ages 11-16)

Spending Sense is a flexible resource aimed at supporting young people with mild to moderate special educational needs. The resource aims to develop their understanding of managing their money, making financial decisions, staying safe online and the world of work.

Activity Idea – Chapter 2.1 Eat well for less explores the importance of healthy eating within a budget by having young people plan and cost a pizza meal.

With support from a parent or carer, children could compare the cost of ingredients that go into making a pizza compared with buying from an online delivery service.

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Money Management (Ages 14-19)

There are 8 sessions in the Money Management series, each exploring an important topic for young people preparing to leave school.

Example – Banking Options: This session considers the reasons that people use bank accounts as a place to keep their money. It looks at the range of options available, and how decisions can be made appropriate to an individual’s circumstances.

Resource 2: Choosing a current account provides 3 case studies of people looking to open a bank account. This activity will give young people a foundation of what they should consider when they decide to open a personal bank account.

Once they have considered the questions on the worksheet, have them research online for a bank account which suits their situation best.

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What's Your Price (KS3 to KS5)

A series of eleven sessions to provide support for young people, who are convicted, involved or at risk of criminal activity, and develop their confidence to progress towards employment, enterprise or education. The sessions focus on developing young people’s self-awareness of their abilities, skills and potential, and their knowledge of personal financial issues.

Advisory Service

We run a free Advisory Service for teachers, parents and any one working with children and young people. Get in touch for ideas and advice about home learning activities and resources.

Please feel free to pass the details of this on to your parent/carer communities.

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