Financial education in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible choices throughout their lives.

In late 1999, following advice from CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment), the Department of Education gave the go ahead for a review of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and its assessment. The revised curriculum became statutory for years 1, 5 and 8 in 2007 and in 2009/10 was statutory for all year groups in Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. 

The CCEA run and manage a Financial Capability Microsite which provides information for schools in Northern Ireland.

Financial capability in Northern Ireland

Financial Capability can be divided into three connected themes – financial knowledge and understanding, financial skills and competence, and financial responsibility.  The themes overlap and are interrelated.  Together, they form the basis for strong financial capability.

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