Last Updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Financial Education resources

What is this?

This page provides a summary of key information, resources, and exemplification relating to financial education.

The content of this section will allow teachers and practitioners to access key information, resources and policies in order to support improvement planning and professional development in financial education.

A number of new resources will be added to this page over the coming months.

Who is this for?

This page aims to support policy makers and practitioners with an interest in financial education. It may also be useful for parents and adult learners

Financial education resources

On the Money – an interdisciplinary learning approach to financial education

  • 4 stories from On the Money
  • Teacher support materials
  • MP3 files in English and Gaelic for each of the four stories: Funny Money, Down the Pan, Charlie Fly and the Nice Dream and No Change

Money Talks - Family Finances

  • PDF of the full resource
  • Financial statements zip file
  • Wild cards zip file
  • Hints and tips PDF
  • Additional material zip file

Financial Education Guidance for Primary and Secondary School in Scotland

Guidance for primary and secondary schools which highlights the links between financial education and Curriculum for Excellence. This guidance provides signposting to services and resources which can enhance financial education.

Your Money Matters – A Financial Education Textbook for Secondary Schools

Your Money Matters (Scotland Edition) has been designed for use with young people age 14 – 16 in Scotland and covers topics including spending and saving, borrowing, debt, insurance, student finance and future planning.

The textbook includes guidance on issues such as:

  • Saving and spending
  • Borrowing
  • Good and bad debt
  • Risk and rewards
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Future planning around student loans
  • Tax and national insurance

There is an accompanying Teacher’s Guide contained within the download which will highlight areas of good practice, provide examples of curriculum integration and showcase additional external support which schools could use to enrich their financial education provision.

You can also download PowerPoint versions of each chapter of the Textbook for you to use in your lessons, or edit and tailor sections of content depending on the age and ability of your class. The PowerPoints can be downloaded from the Young Enterprise Scotland website.

Financial Education Resources Portal

Young Enterprise Scotland has collated a wide range of resources, lesson plans and material from a variety of sources to support practitioners in the delivery of financial education.

Junior savers resource – support and advice in setting up a credit union in your school

Links (external)

Videos

Finance Fairtrade Fortnight at St Catherine’s Primary in Glasgow

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