Money Works: It's your business

Money Works is a themed resource, available online and in booklet with CD, aimed at supporting the teaching and learning of personal finance education at ages 14-19. It provides a variety of challenging and engaging activities at levels one, two and three. 

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The project
June 2010 to March 2011
Project brief: 
The resource was aimed at economics and business studies teachers who teach personal finance education as part of a qualification that they are delivering, such as: the Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance (levels 1-3); a range of BTEC qualifications; ASDAN awards and a number of GCSE qualifications, for example the AQA Economics GCSE. Equally PSHE teachers were able to use elements of this resource to enhance their provision of personal finance education.
The funding
Funded by: 
Funder brief: 
Santander plc were keen to enter the financial education arena and asked pfeg to investigate and come up with an innovative way to support teachers in the delivery of personal finance education in schools. pfeg spotted an opportunity to develop a resource that was linked to financial capability and entering the world of work, Santander were also keen to be involved in the development of a solution and pfeg developed a range of resources that used Santander employees to talk about the world of work and personal finance in order to bring the resource to life and set it in a real life context.

The resulting resource is made up of Word and PDF topic outlines and resources for each level, as well as a standalone unit on money, customers and business. The scenario covered in each topic is introduced by a hand-drawn animation, and the resource was supplemented with talking heads films of Santander staff talking about real life subjects such as moving abroad, financial difficulties, corporate social responsibility etc. The resources are designed to be used flexibly and adapted by teachers.

Visit the Money Works resource page.