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This online lesson film explains what a bank does and types of roles involved in financial services. It explores a range of services which banks can offer and how different services could suit different people based on their situation and needs. Your students will also learn certain terminology used in the industry, the wide range of jobs involved within banking and the core transferable skills used, as well as required qualifications and routes to employment in finance.
Use this video in the classroom to help give students some real insight into the world of work, or if working with students 14 or older you can assign it remotely by sharing this link. Please note that students below the age of 14 cannot sign up for their own LifeSkills account.
Students can watch the film as a short activity, or you might like to take learning further using the below reflection questions and discussion prompts.
0:00–3:03 – Key banking terms
Ask the students the following true/false questions.
Answers, in order: False (it can be added to savings) , False (Individual Saving Account), True.
3:04–5:28 – Comparing banking products
Answers, in order: a business loan is a substantial loan to help you finance a business, a mortgage, a form of regular payment based on the agreement that someone (usually a company) will withdraw money from your bank account.
5:28–7:06: Roles in financial services
7:07– Skills for jobs in financial services or a bank
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