The Money for Life Challenge are offering free, fully funded accredited financial capability courses for those working or volunteering in the not-for-profit sector.
The courses are perfect for anyone interested in leading money management sessions or getting involved in mentoring others in financial capability. For staff or volunteers already offering money management advice or sessions the courses are a fantastic way to get an accredited qualification and access to excellent money management resources. The courses are part of Lloyds Banking Group’s award-winning Money for Life programme: www.moneyforlife.org.uk.
We still have a few places on the courses so if you or any team members want to apply please do so. Please see the details below,
Teach Others is a two-day course completed over two weeks, plus a written assignment, which will focus on how to deliver financial capability sessions rather than what to deliver. Learners who complete the course will gain the confidence and facilitation skills to deliver successful workshops and short learning programmes to their work-based target groups. Teach Others is a nationally recognised Level 3 OCN qualification.
Day 1: 3th March 2015 Day 2: 17th March 2015
The course will take place in a central London location and lunch is provided. Both days of the course are 9.30am – 5pm.
Money Mentors is a two-day course completed over one week, plus a written assignment, where you learn how to give one-to-one money management support. Learners will improve their confidence communicating with people and develop the skills and knowledge to be an effective mentor. Money Mentors is a nationally recognised Level 2 OCN qualification.
Day 1: 10th February 2015 Day 2: 17th February 2015
Day 1: 5th March 2015 Day 2: 12th March 2015
The course will take place in a central London location and lunch is provided. Both days of the course are 9.30am – 5pm. We also run Teach Others and Money Mentors courses in-house for organisations. If you have 12 – 14 people who you think would be interested in this training please get in touch with: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teach Me is an online series of topics designed to improve knowledge of money management. The resources are free to access and open to all and include the following topics; financial exclusion, planning and budgeting, banking, debt, insurance, universal credit, advice vs guidance and the adult financial capability framework. There is also the opportunity to gain an OCN (level 3) qualification by completing a series of assignments based on the topics.
How to Apply
“I have completed various financial assessments since the course and have had the confidence to ask people more in-depth questions about their finances. This has led to more honesty and a better relationship between me and my clients generally.” – Learner, Aster communities
“I undertook all three of the Money for Life courses. Since completing each of them I have been able to better inform tenants on a new service we have rolled out, which is aimed at supporting them and helping them to sustain their tenancies.” – Learner, Rooftop Housing Group
“Using the skill I learned with Money for Life I was able to help this client to draw up a personal budget he could stick to…” – Teach Others Graduate, Blackfriars Advice Centre