Resources and Tools

If you are working to improve young people’s understanding of money, high quality resources are a great place to start. Below you will find tools and Quality Mark resources produced by us and the organisations we support that can be used by educators in formal and non-formal settings, parents/carers and children and young people themselves.

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Student Loans Decoded

14 – 17 Quality Mark

Martin Lewis: Student Loans Decoded is a groundbreaking video guide to help pupils understand the English student finance system and the real impact of higher education on both students' and parents' pockets. It comes with a teacher guide with activity plans for each chapter and has received the Young Money Financial Education Quality Mark. The video chapters cover:

  • How much does it cost to go to university?
  • How much are parents expected to contribute?
  • How are student loans paid back?
  • How does the interest on student loans work?
 

The History Of Financial Advice

11 – 16 Quality Mark

To be utilised in Art, English, History, PSHE and citizenship. These lesson plans have been developed by both academics and experienced teachers to teach financial literacy in innovative new ways. The lesson plans use fiction, history, philosophy and art to encourage students to think about finance from new perspectives. They teach financial capability and allow students to make connections between history, culture and the economy.

Me, my life and my money

7 – 11 Quality Mark

The resource includes lecture-style presentation slides with key information on different aspects of financial education, followed by teacher and pupil discussions and debates and encourages independent research by pupils.  It includes cross-curricular topics such the history and geography of bank notes and provides guidance about spending, budgeting and debt.  It comprises of a teacher manual including pupil handouts and homework tasks and a separate pupil-facing PowerPoint presentation with facilitator notes.

Developing Financial Futures

11 – 19 Quality Mark

With the support of Leicester City Council, we've refreshed Developing Financial Futures. The resource has been developed to support the delivery of financial education to vulnerable young people and be flexible and adaptable to different settings.

Family Workshop

4 – 19 Quality Mark

With the support of Leicester City Council, we've developed a set of resources to support a 90-minute workshop, designed to help families explore money learning in the home. The workshop focuses on helping families explore money learning together. Parents/carers will discover ways to include their children in everyday discussions and actions related to money thereby improving both their children's financial capability and in turn, their own too. The content is adaptable for parents/carers with children of any age and contains activities that are easily deliverable by non-educators and non-financial education experts.

Where Money Comes From and Making Wise Choices – KS1 Lesson Packs

4 – 7 Quality Mark

This resource includes two complete lesson packs for Key Stage 1 pupils, covering the important topics of Where money comes from and Making wise choices.  Each lesson pack includes a detailed lesson plan, accompanying PowerPoint presentation, and printable PDF activity sheets and resources to support delivery of the lesson. There are also Parent Postcards to encourage families to talk about money at home.

Ways to Pay and Household Budgeting – KS2 Lesson Packs

7 – 11 Quality Mark

This resource includes two complete lesson packs for Key Stage 2 pupils, covering the important topics of Ways to Pay and Household Budgeting.  Each lesson pack includes a detailed lesson plan, accompanying PowerPoint presentation, and printable PDF activity sheets and resources to support delivery of the lesson. There are also Parent Postcards to encourage families to talk about money at home.

Work Out Your Money – A Citizens Advice Havant Initiative

7 – 16 Quality Mark

A suite of five financial education lesson plans intended for delivery to a range of ages from year 4 to Year 11.

Spending Sense: SEN resource

11 – 16+ Quality Mark

A flexible resource aimed at supporting secondary age learners 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.