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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11 – 25 Quality Mark

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.

Financial Skills

5 – 16+ Quality Mark

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.  Equipping participants with the skills they need to have healthy relationships with money and to enable them to make the right financial decisions for them. This resource is a well-organised and effective collection of sessions which cover the key financial issues related to students embarking on independent living. The activities encourage students to assess their own level of competence and uses case studies to develop their skills of budgeting and money management.

Money and Me

5 – 11 Quality Mark

An online financial education teaching and learning tool. Money and Me consists of 12 lessons with the aim of teaching young people about the economy and enabling them to have the skills and knowledge to manage their money with confidence.


7 – 16 Quality Mark

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. Moneyready is free for UK schools. Email: [email protected] to confirm the name of your school and get started.


11 – 16 Quality Mark

The econoME programme gives young people greater economic and financial awareness, equipping them with the skills to make more informed decisions about personal financial choices. An additional 4th lesson was added in May 2020.

My Money Week Resources

4 – 19

All My Money Week Resources back to 2014 are now available for download from our My Money Week Resource Hub.

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.