PDF resource helping young people aged 14-19 understand the financial implications of renting or buying a home.
Anti-fraud lesson plans, videos and interactive activities for Key Stages 3 and 4.
Short online qualifications including Managing Personal Finance, as well as employability qualifications.
The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) provides support and resources, some accessible through membership
Flexible Short Course qualifications, which can be carried out in a variety of settings, over a time period to suit the individual or co-ordinating centre, including the Personal Finance Short Course and the Living Independently Short Course for looked after children approaching independence .
Beads, Bawbees and Banknotes is an interdisciplinary resource about money. It is available to all schools in Scotland free of charge. The disc-based resource contains more than 400 images, video clips and PowerPoint presentations.
A multi-platform Key Stage 2 teaching resource developed to instil money-smart skills. It contains sixteen lessons with short cartoons, teacher guide, lesson plans and resources. It also has a family zone with activities.
A link to Glasgow Kelvin College’s Company Programme Moodle for those taking part in the accredited programme.
Guidance for schools and early years’ establishments in Scotland on embedding financial education into the curriculum.
Information and resources for local authority children’s services on how to support children and young people, particularly those who are at greater risk of having poor financial capability, to develop the money skills they need.
Age /ability related finance education planning framework for ages 3-11 and 11-19, setting out key areas for coverage in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Money ideas, principles and values are explored through fairy stories for Key Stages 1 and 2/Early to Second Level. It includes activities and a teacher guide.
Information and resources for schools on how to support children and young people to develop the skills they need to be financially capable and thrive as they gain their independence.
A list of financial education projects and services for children and young people, working nationally or in specific areas.
A guide for teachers and managers.
A short, animated video and interactive materials around taxation for ages 8-11.
This has been quality assured by the Financial Education Quality Mark criteria. It features more than 50 hours of free resources including videos, activities and lesson plans for S1 – S6 students helping develop their future employability in terms of work, people and money skills.
A financial education programme for primary schools, which aims to help children manage money wisely now and in the future. Offers support to set up and manage school savings clubs, provides training for teachers, and encourages parental and wider community engagement.
LiFE (Lessons in Financial Education) is an e-learning program, which leads to one of two Financial Education Awards. There is a related SEND guide. LiBF have other programmes also currently approved by Ofqual which cover levels 1 and 2 and provide a greater breadth of learning, including the economy and requiring more guided learning hours.
Guides to help practitioners/parents/carers have conversations and be confident that they are teaching the behaviours that will make children feel happy and in control around money.
Workshops delivered by staff, which feature a range of courses for ages 5-19, covering topics such as keeping money safe, planning a family holiday, lending and borrowing, pensions and buying a house.
Money Twist, for Key Stages 2-5, is run by experts and designed to build positive habits and confidence around money. It includes assemblies, workshops, and resources for teachers and families. Topics include: budgeting, banking and borrowing to student finance, tax and pensions.
A free, 12-lesson teaching resource introducing children to how money and the economy works.
A maths resource developed and written by teachers, helping teachers find innovative ways to relate maths to a financial context and real-life issues for ages 4-11.
A set of resources, interactive activities, videos, lesson plans and workshops aimed at both primary and secondary students (aged 5-18), based on the Financial Education Planning Framework with direct links to the curriculum.
Some resources have been adapted for students with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
MoneySense provides workshops designed to be teacher-led but supported by a volunteer from the bank. Themes include: How to use money (ages 5-8); Fraud scene investigators (ages 8-12); It’s party time (ages 8-12); Make a difference (ages 12-16); A mobile plan (ages 12-16); Designing a crowdfunded project (ages 16 -18).
Free resources and lesson plans based on some of MyBnk’s money workshops.
A range of expert-led financial education and enterprise workshops for secondary schools, including Money Twist (ages 11-16); Sporty Money Twist (ages 14-18); Enterprise-in-a-Box (ages 11-18); Uni Dosh (ages16-18).
The Kickstart Money partnership is funding the delivery of MyBnk’s Money Twist to more than 18,000 primary school children aged 7-11 in over 100 schools during a three-year period, 2017-2020.
Courses supporting the preparation for life and work.
Foundations for Learning and Life programmes offer a chance to put together a menu of courses and awards to provide a meaningful package of entry-level approved qualifications, e.g. Certificate in Independent Living.
Professional Learning Community site on GLOW for practitioners across all sectors. Links to a range of resources available to practitioners, both external and Ed Scot publications. Linked to National Improvement Hub (Education Scotland). Access only for signed up Glow members.
Register of regulated qualifications and a search engine to find them.
’On the Money’ is a collection of short stories for use in primary school and is the result of partnership working between Standard Life, Scottish Book Trust and Education Scotland.
The PSHE Association provides support and resources, some accessible through membership.
Lists Quality Marked resources, allowing teacher to search by type, theme, key stage or subject.
The Scottish Government worked with Money Advice Scotland and the Money Advice Service to develop a short interactive learning pack, allowing young people to consider how big life situations can impact on their money.
Suggests a range of resources linked to a Curriculum for Excellence and endorsed by Education Scotland.
Skint! consists of two illustrated storylines that explore issues and promote critical awareness around money management and responsibility. The stories and support notes are relevant to and at an appropriate level for young people, particularly those who find themselves socially or financially excluded, but also those at important transition points in their lives.
Aimed at S6 pupils, SIFET offer ‘My Money Talks’ workshops consisting of two separate workshops to schools on ‘Managing Your Money’ and ‘Managing, Borrowing and Understanding Debt’. To book a workshop please contact SIFET via their website.
For primary: Lessons covering illegal lenders, dealing with the themes of staying safe, credit and debt and budgeting.
For secondary: Activities for Key Stages 3-5, based on real-life scenarios and designed to be used as a vehicle for exploring a range of issues, including safer lending and borrowing; potential consequences of using loan sharks and how to choose more appropriate alternatives.
Activities for parents and carers to teach their 3-11-year-olds about money.
A short, animated video and interactive materials around taxation for ages 14-17.
Resource packs for secondary teachers covering a range of themes, e.g. savvy consumer, savings, credit, planning for your goals, getting paid, banking. Each contains an hour’s worth of content.
A range of interactive workshops aimed at ages 11-19, running from one hour to half a day or more, and covering topics such as comparing credit, work and apprenticeships money and the cost of living independently.
A website for Key Stages 1 and 2/Early to Second Level, focusing on a set of characters living in an area - the resource illustrates financial matters and explores many moral issues that arise around money, from saving up for a pet, to supporting a school charity, through to understanding what taxes pay for. It also has a section for parents.
The go-to resource for completing the Company Programme, full of useful resources that support participants on their journey.
Scottish Inventor’s Challenge
The Circular Economy Challenge
Tenner Challenge(SQA Qualification)
High Street Challenge
Enterprise: Life and Work
The Young Money website provides a range of resources with the Quality Mark, allowing teacher to search by type, theme, key stage or subject. Young Money also runs an annual ‘My Money Week’, for which it supplies resources.
Offers training for teachers and other practitioners and free advice on delivering financial education over the phone and online.
A downloadable textbook and teacher guide (free hard copies have been distributed to state-funded secondary schools in England; additional hard copies are available to purchase). Scotland schools to receive Scottish version Mar 2021 providing activities, case studies, discussion points, information and key facts covering saving, making the most of your money, borrowing, moving on from school, risk and reward, and security and fraud.
Aimed at Key Stages 3 and 4, econoME uses the context of the economy to develop decision making, risk assessment and critical thinking.