Financial learning that fits in with busy lives
We know parents and children lead very busy lives. And that can mean it’s hard to find time for financial learning. Contactless, digital and mobile banking are increasing the invisibility of money, making it even harder for children to build their financial confidence.
This is where our schools education programme can help, working with schools and parents to equip young people with the financial skills they need to progress in life.
Our partnership with Young Money (part of Young Enterprise)
We’ve been supporting Young Enterprise for over 30 years to help young people earn and manage money successfully. Today our collaboration focuses on working with schools. It allows young people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to make informed and independent financial decisions when they leave school.
Parents - things you can do at home
We’ve put together a range of learning resources you can download and use at home. This is to make financial learning as accessible as possible.
These include interactive lessons you can watch with your child and worksheets they can download and complete. There’s also a range of activities you can include in your everyday life to help children to learn about money.
Building familiarisation with money and the terms that we might use when talking about or paying for things with money.
Recommended for 4-6yrs.
Tools to help young people develop an understanding of the decisions that we make around money, our needs and our wants.
Recommended for 7-9yrs.
Learning that helps young people to successfully manage their own finances and protect themselves against fraud.
Recommended for 10-14yrs.
With many choices ahead and different paths to take, some useful guides for young adults to support their financial journey.
Recommended for 15+yrs.
Please note: these age ranges are a guide only. Some children might be better suited to resources outside their age group.
Free schools programme
Our programme helps young people learn about the value of money and bank accounts as well as the financial decisions we make in our everyday lives as adults.
Schools can have these classes given free of charge by a member of our education team. Or we can support teacher training through the Young Money programme.
If you’re interested in running the HSBC UK Education Programme, you can nominate your school. The programme can focus on specific year groups or can be for the whole school.
Teaching resources for schools
Where money comes from
Teaching resources that help connect having a job and earning money. An introduction to having a bank account and how to access money from your account.
Making wise choices
Teaching resources to support understanding the difference between something that we ‘need’ in order to survive and something that we ‘want’ but isn’t essential.
Paying for things
Teaching plans that support the similarities and differences between various ‘plastic’ cards that are used to pay for things in shops.
Helps young people understand regular household expenses such as rent, council tax, utility bills, food and the importance of budgeting.