Qualifications

Money for Life provides online resources and three fully-funded Open College Network (OCN) accredited qualifications. These qualifications enable practitioners in not-for-profit organisations, including Further Education institutions, charities, community groups, housing associations and credit unions, to equip their learners and clients with money management skills.

In 2012/2013, Lloyds Banking Group is funding a total of 1400 training places: 700 on Teach Me and 700 on Teach Others or Money Mentors.

What do you want to do?

Learn

Money Management

Teach Me

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to improve their own financial knowledge before educating their learners or clients.

Topics

  • Financial exclusion
  • The Adult Financial Capability Framework
  • Financial products
  • Needs assessment
  • Financial planning
  • Finding additional financial advice


Qualifications

Facilitating Adult Financial Capability (Open College Network - Level 3)

Where?

Online bank of resources
Separate course

Length

Approximately 30 hours over 2 months

Prerequisites

None




Teach

Groups

Teach Others

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to educate groups of learners on financial capability in organised workshops.

Topics

  • Creating a learning environment
  • Understanding your audience
  • Facilitation methods
  • Session planning
  • Teaching methods
  • Finding and using resources
  • The right language to use
  • Dealing with difficult situations

Qualifications

Facilitating Adult Financial Capability (Open College Network - Level 3)

Where?

Around the UK

Length

Two one-day sessions

Prerequisites

You should already be confident about financial capability. If not, consider taking our Teach Me course first.


Mentor

Individuals

Money Mentors

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to learn how to give one-to-one support in money management.

Topics

  • Practical peer mentoring skills
  • Money management overview
  • Questioning
  • Responses
  • Feedback
  • Reviews
  • Values and beliefs
  • Support and development

Qualifications

Peers Mentoring Skills (Open College Network - Level 2)

Where?

Around the UK

Length

Two one-day sessions

Prerequisites

None