Financial Literacy Skills Curriculum

(aged 13-18)

Our Financial Literacy Skills Curriculum aims to ensure pupils have a broad understanding of essential financial terms, products and services so they can make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources, but also ensuring the foundational financial knowledge and skills expected in most jobs. The sessions also develop multiple employability skills.

Sessions are between 45minutes-1hour long.

We have also created some additional guidance for parents/carers on using the toolkit resources at home.


Financial Literacy Fundamentals

This introductory session will provide students with the fundamental principles to managing money.

Lesson 1: Credit and Debt

An introduction to credit, debt and consequences of excessive debt. The session also explores student loans and different types of bank accounts.

Lesson 2: Insurance

This session explores what insurance is and its impact, including different types of insurance and key terminology.

Lesson 3: My Money and Me

This session helps pupils to navigate pay slips and understand tax and national insurance. It also explores and explains key terminology such as pensions and interest rates.

Lesson 4: Financial Planning

An introduction to budgeting and ways to manage their money efficiently. This session also explores important considerations when planning financially including disaster preparedness.

Lesson 5: Consumer Fraud

This session aims to get pupils considering their financial security and exploring possible threats such as online scams and fraud identity theft.

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