Practitioner Training

We are thrilled to be running the Vulnerable Young People Practitioner Training project, generously funded by Santander. This project provides financial education training for practitioners working with a wide range of vulnerable young people.

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The project
Duration: 
February 2016 to February 2019
Project brief: 
To establish and deliver a training programme for practitioners that work with vulnerable young people, equipping them with the skills needed to deliver financial education to young people.
The funding
Funded by: 
Funder brief: 
This project is proudly supported by Santander.

The project will run over three years, during which we will hold between 30-40 regional training events, reaching around 7,500 young people and 300 practitioners.

The project will take a phased approach to reach the different categories of practitioners as follows;

Year 1: Children in care and young carers
Year 2: Homeless young people and young parents
Year 3: Young offenders and those at risk of NEET

We're excited to begin our third year of the project, training practitioners that work with young offenders and young people at risk of NEET, which will run from January 2018 to December 2018. 

If you would like to attend a session next year or would like us to deliver training for your practitioners at your organisation, please complete this short online form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

The aims of the project each year are to:

- Develop the financial knowledge and capability of practitioners that work with vulnerable young people.
- Hold 12 regional training events
- Train 100 practitioners that work with young people in care
- Support 29 organisations

During 2017, we ran a number of FREE half-day training sessions across England for practitioners who work with homeless young people, those at risk of homelessness or young parents.

The training explored:

  • Why it's important for homeless young people and young parents to learn about finance
  • Free tools to help you identify the financial knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant for your young people
  • Four key themes around finance and how to introduce these to your young people
  • Bite sized activities for one-to-one support and group work
  • Ideas for group projects
  • Tools for evaluating your young people's learning
  • How to access free resources and free support