Life, Money, Action! is a project funded by the Money Advice Service’s What Works Fund, which aims to improve the financial capability of young adults aged 16-24 in the UK, who are approaching key transition points in their life.
The project has enabled us to develop a new, Open College Network (OCN) accredited level 2 qualification, “Improving Young People’s Financial Capability” and provide 200 fully funded places on the course to youth practitioners currently supporting young adults aged 16-24. The training provides youth practitioners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to support young adults through key life transitions such as moving into independent living, starting an apprenticeship, beginning further or higher education, accessing welfare, or entering the world of work.
Between September and October 2017, 196 youth practitioners completed the two-day face-face course. Courses were delivered across the UK and attended by practitioners working with a wide variety of organisations, including local government, social housing providers, further and higher education and youth support agencies.
In addition to the new qualification, a set of online resources have been developed for practitioners to use with the young people they support or for young people to use independently. The resources cover common issues young people face with debt and contracts and share real stories from young people about their own experiences of managing their money. The resources can be found on the Life, Money, Action! website.
Delivery of the Life, Money Action! courses have now come to an end. If you would like more information about the training or if you would like to discuss the possibility of commissioning an in-house course for your organisation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.