Young Money (formerly pfeg) provides resources and training to anyone teaching young people money management skills. We are a trusted provider, supporting schools, colleges and universities. Explore our support below.
Young Money as a charity work to make sure financial education is a planned programme of study equipping young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their money well. The charity ensures learners grow to understand their attitude to risk and become aware of their own behaviour and emotions when making financial decisions through real-life scenarios.
Visit our resources page for some inspiration. You can find teaching resources and tools on a wide range of financial education topics to support your work with students from early years to KS5.
You could start by using our Financial Education Planning Frameworks to identify one or several learning outcomes for your day/week, then come up with a theme to tie everything together and get your students motivated, some suggestions:
Theme: Women’s World Cup
Outcome: Becoming a critical consumer & Managing risks and emotions associated with money
Once you have an idea what you would like your students to achieve, contact the Advisory Service and we will direct you to resources and activities relevant to your needs. You might want to start by looking at:
My Money Week
A national activity week for primary and secondary schools that provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence in money matters to thrive in society. It’s the highest profile and most recognised personal finance education initiative in England.
Visit the Resources page on our website to access tools and resources that can support your delivery of financial education.
Young Money’s Financial Education Planning Frameworks are a great place to start. The frameworks have been designed to help you plan and deliver financial education flexibly across the range of subjects and learning opportunities available within your school’s curriculum.
When you have identified what you would like to cover, get in touch [email protected] and we can direct you to specific activities and resources to support your delivery. You may also like to consider our Ready-to-Teach Lesson Plans
We’ve developed a set of over 60 primary and secondary ready-to-teach lesson plans complete with activity sheets and PowerPoint slides. The lesson plans are mapped to the primary and secondary planning frameworks. Access for your whole school for one year is £95. Subscribe here
We offer teacher training in financial education and enterprise education. You can book individual places at events taking place across the country throughout the academic year, or we can come to you and deliver a tailored event for your staff team. All training is designed to help you build the knowledge and confidence to plan and deliver effective, relevant and age appropriate lessons to your students. To find out more or book your place on one of our regional events visit our Teacher Training page.
Our resource Spending Sense is available to download for FREE. A flexible resource aimed at supporting students with moderate special educational needs at age 11-16. The resource aims to develop their understanding of buying and selling, sources of income and problem solving money issues. This resource is currently being refreshed and extended following a programme of user consultation. The refreshed resource will be available after September 2019.
A Welsh language version of this resource is also available.
We can provide bespoke CPD for educators working with children and young people with a wide range of SEND. Contact [email protected] 020 7330 485 to discuss.
We do not deliver financial education workshops directly to students. We provide teacher training events, resources and advice to equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver financial education in your setting.
We offer student workshops as part of our enterprise education day programmes:
85% of young adults wish that they had been taught more about money management while they were at school or university, and feel their life would be better as a result
One of the best ways to show the value of financial education is to see the difference is makes to pupil’s knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Training teachers in financial education has been proven to have a positive and sustainable impact on the financial capability outcomes of their pupils.*
* Young Money and University of Edinburgh Business School. What Works for Financial Education. The Impact of Training Teachers in Financial Education on the Financial Capability of the Students they Teach. (2018)
Visit the resource page on our website for tools and Quality Mark resources parents can use to help their children learn more about money.
Learning about Money with your Children is a practical and fun booklet, which emerged from the What Money Means primary project. It contains creative ideas and activities for parents wishing to teach their children about money.
Many online resources have areas dedicated to parents and families, have a look at:
Cha-Ching’s Family Zone aims to help get families talking about money and finance. Through 14 different real-life activities, linked to the Cha-Ching videos families can discuss and experience the concepts of Earn, Save, Spend and Donate.
Money Sense for Parents
Help your children towards a better financial future with these fun activities, games and videos for all ages.
The London Institute of Banking and Finance offer a series of accredited courses your child can do to help them learn about financial management. Click here to find out more.
Looked after children
The following resources formed part of the financial educational element of the Department for Education initiative to provide Junior ISAs for Looked After Children (also known as children in care). The initiative, led by the Share Foundation, provides children in care who are not in receipt of a Child Trust Fund, with a junior individual savings account (Junior ISA). For more information on the project please visit www.sharefound.org:
Making your money work for you: A workbook for young people in care aged 11 onwards & A workbook for young people in care aged 15 onwards
Flexible resources that can support work with VCYP
Personal finance Toolkit
This Toolkit brings together learning activities that can help all young people aged 11–19, in both formal and informal settings, gain better control of their personal finances. Both Welsh and English versions are included in the download.
Participatory budgeting toolkit
Use this toolkit to find out how to plan a participatory budgeting project with young people in formal or informal settings, whether you have one hour or a number of sessions. Both English and Welsh versions available in the download.
Stop Loan Sharks: Lessons about keeping your money safe 5-11
A resource centred on the activities of people who lend money illegally, applying a wider framework of personal finance education dealing with the general topics of staying safe, credit, debt and budgeting.
A resource centred on the activities of people who lend money illegally, applying a wider framework of personal finance education dealing with the general topics of staying safe, credit and debt and budgeting.
Developing financial Futures
Developing Financial Futures has been developed to support the delivery of financial education to vulnerable young people and be flexible and adaptable to different settings.
At Young Money we offer practitioner training for those that work with vulnerable children and young people. To find out more about our practitioner training, click here.
The Young Money Advisory Service are more than happy to offer your tailored support for your specific query. You can get more detailed and specific support from us by contacting us directly by phone or email.
If you cannot find an answer to your query, please feel free to contact the Young Money Advisory Service directly by phone on 0300 6660 127 or by email. We are more than happy to help you with your request and help you find relevant and engaging ways to help your students learn about money.