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Supporting careers education in England

Find out how LifeSkills supports careers and skills strategies for educators in England, in alignment with the national curriculum and Gatsby Benchmarks.

Saving money and budgeting

Money management is an important skill for everyone. These resources will help your young adult understand the benefits of saving and budgeting.

Saving money and sticking to a budget

Saving money and keeping to a budget are skills you’re never too young to learn. Help your child understand the importance of money management. Includes worksheet.

Making the most of money

With so many choices of how to spend our money, helping your child recognise what value for money is is an important skill for life.

Let’s talk about money

Two friends discuss how they make it through the month, keep out of the red and stay on top of money matters.

Money skills lesson one: Recognising your money personality

Help students compare attitudes to money and spending, explore the difference between needs and wants, and plan for future purchases.

Money skills lesson one: Understanding and managing debt

How to manage debt, reduce spending, save regularly and borrow money safely.

Money skills lesson two: Value for money

Help students budget, plan for their future and get value for money on purchases.

Money skills lesson four: Future of money

Help students explore technology that supports money management and consider the impact of technology on the future of personal finance.

Money skills lesson four: Dealing with financial dilemmas

Encourage students to consider attitudes to money, common money-related mistakes and threats, and how to safeguard financial information.

Borrowing money

Borrowing money is sometimes a necessity. Help young care leavers understand the benefits and risks of borrowing money with this tailored activity.

Making the most of money

Teach KS2 and P4-7 students about making the most of their money with this interactive activity and lesson plan from LifeSkills, which can be used in class or remotely.

Gaming behaviours and spending money

Helps pupils to discover the importance of building healthy money habits to keep gaming fun

Understanding banks and money management

Help learners to understand the different types of bank accounts available and how each type can be used to help manage their money.

Money Personality Quiz

Understanding how you behave with money and how you can improve are the first steps towards developing good money skills.

Confidence with money

However well you think you know your money, we have a variety of content to help you to stay on top of the fundamentals.

Do you need to borrow money?

Before you sign up for a credit card, bank loan or store card, or add to an existing card or loan it makes sense to think about whether you really need to borrow money.

Managing your money using savings pots, jam jars or piggybanking

No matter what your income or financial situation, the jam-jar method is a great way of making sure your bills are covered and your money goes exactly where you want it to.

Recognising fraud and staying safe online

Fraudsters are getting smarter so it is important that everyone knows how to recognise the risks and stay safe. These resources will help your young adult do just that.

Top tips for saving

Saving money is an important skill to master. Sharing tips for saving money can help prepare your child for unexpected costs in the future. Includes worksheet and tool.

Budgeting basics

Budgeting is one of the most important skills to master when managing money, introducing this to children when they are young will help set them up for their adult life.

5 ways to enjoy Christmas without overspending

Christmas can get expensive, so try these 5 tips to help make your money last

I want to get to grips with money and fraud

Use our tools and tips to help you plan and steer clear of bad money habits

Challenging myths about maths and money

Help your learners to address and overcome maths anxiety by challenging myths about maths and money.

Practical steps to feeling more confident about finances

Discover how Barclays LifeSkills can help you support adult learners to be more confident with money

Samir's birthday budget challenge

Help KS2 and P4-7 students to develop their money skills and improve financial literacy with this free interactive challenge.

Managing money and budgeting

This lesson covers how understanding budgeting and saving regularly can help with effective money management.

Money skills lesson three: Financial risk and security

Help students compare risk in different situations and demonstrate how insurance can provide protection against some financial risks.

Money skills lesson two: Money and work

How to read a payslip, calculate take home pay, introduce loans and pensions, and understand employee benefits beyond salary.

Money skills lesson three: Next steps in your financial journey

Help students understand bank accounts, including how to read statements and track transactions.

Finances and the world of work

Develop money skills to prepare young people for the workplace, including payslips, budgeting and being self-employed.

Ways to save money

Discover how to help young people who have experienced care to reduce spending and live independently. Click here to access this tailored activity.

Payments: past, present and future

Teach KS2 and P4-7 students about the history of money and various payment types with this interactive activity and lesson, use it in class or remotely.

Staying in control of money when gambling

Learn to notice signs of when uncontrolled spending might become a risk

How to save more money

This module will help learners identify their spending and saving habits, using case studies to help with distancing.

Money skills: remote learning activities

Access interactive worksheets and an online lesson film around financial risks, fraud and scams and budgeting to support students develop good money management.

What is phishing and online fraud?

Get the lowdown on cyber speak to help protect your personal information and money

8 ways to stay safe online

We spend a lot of our time online, from shopping, paying bills to chatting, but it’s important to make sure you keep your information and money safe

Make it Through the Month

Show you understand how to manage your money over the course of the month, by choosing between wants, needs and dealing with unexpected payments along the way.

Payslips explained

Find out how to read your payslips and understand where your money goes.

5 smart saving tips

Saving your money can be tricky so here’s some quick tips to help you get started.

Getting the most out of independent living

Being newly independent is exciting, but can be daunting. From help juggling bills to top budgeting tips, learn to manage money like a boss.

Taking control of your income

This learning module will help employees to understand their money in the form of income and payslips.

Becoming financially independent

Help your young person become more confident in dealing with money as their responsibility increases.

How to look after your personal finances

However well you think you know your money, there’s always an opportunity to boost your own financial capability and we’ve put together help in five key areas.

Living on a budget

Managing money and making ends meet takes careful organisation. So we’ve pulled together some of the best ways to help you stay in control when you're on a tight budget.

Identifying fraud and scams

Being aware of hackers and scammers is more important now than ever. Discover our top tips and tricks to help your child stay safe online. Includes worksheet.

Needs and wants

This interactive tool helps young people think about the differences between needs and wants, and how these might affect spending habits.

Independent living

Kieran alleviates some common fears around independent living, and offers a bit of hard won advice.

Needs vs wants tool

Explore the definition of needs and wants and practise separating such items out with our interactive tool, to help develop good money habits.

Champion financial education to young people

Discover how you can develop financially capable young people.

How to educate pupils on financial literacy?

Lisa Worgan, Head of Curriculum for Victoria Academies Trust, explores how educators can develop their pupils’ financial literacy at an early age.

Financial survival skills

This lesson covers topics around managing finances safely, successfully and independently, including credit cards, current accounts, renting, insurance and fraud.

Planning for financial independence lesson

Support young people to manage their finances and plan for the future, whether they’ve left home or are thinking about taking those next steps.

The budgeting money game

Help students understand good spending and saving habits with a fun downloadable board game based on household budgeting.

Planning your finances for the future

This lesson explores long term financial planning and the costs of living independently, including mortgages, pensions, savings and borrowing.

Choosing and managing your bank account

Various are the elements to consider when choosing and managing a bank account. Discover how to provide guidance to young care leavers here.

Budgeting and planning for the future

Budgeting is crucial for planning the future effectively. Use this tailored activity and introduce young care leavers to how to do a personal budget.

Paying rent, bills and other expenses

Rents, bills and expenses are financial aspects to manage on a daily basis. Click here and find out how to help young care leavers prioritise payments.

Credit scores and debt

Understanding what a credit score is and what affects it is the first step to successfully dealing with debt. Read how to help young care leavers here.


Help young care leavers understand the advantages and disadvantages of being self-employed.

Salaries and payslips

A knowledge of salary and payslips is the first step to better managed finances. Read how to introduce young care leavers to minimum and living wage here.

Banking and budgeting basics

Teach KS2 and P4-7 students about budgeting and banking vocabulary with this game and lesson plan, which can be used in class or remotely.

Safe and sensible spending

Teach KS2 and P4-7 students about safe and sensible spending with this interactive activity and lesson plan, which can be used in class or remotely.

Budgeting when gaming

Understand the connection between online gaming, decision making and health and financial wellbeing

Understanding spending behaviours when gambling

Understand the connection between gambling and financial wellbeing

Bank Account Comparison

This tool will help you to get to grips with the terminology that will help you stay in control of your money.

Filling out application forms confidently

Discover our top tips for filling in application forms and have a practise with a job application example template.

Managing your debt

This module helps learners to identify bills they need to pay, looks at how we get into debt and how to prioritise repaying bills.

Taking control of your income

This module will help learners to understand their income, including from work and other sources such as benefits, and understand the main features of a payslip.

Understanding bank accounts and your statements

This module helps learners to learn about different types of bank account, how to open an account and understand their bank statements.

Building key financial management and negotiation skills

Focus on key finance skills that will be useful in a wide variety of jobs, especially roles that include looking after any size of budget.

Becoming financially responsible

Support individuals who are taking on sole financial responsibility, likely due to a change in their circumstances.

Explaining the importance of insurance

This module will introduce learners to the concept of insurance, and why it is an important part of financial stability and independence.

Keeping safe against cybercrime

This module will focus on how individuals can keep their finances safe online by protecting their personal information and recognising risks of fraud, scams and identity theft.

Primary schools: remote learning activities

Find engaging activities which can help support good money habits and the development of a range of Core transferable skills, including interactive tools.

34 Ways to save

34 ways to save money and improve your spending habits throughout all areas of your life, including technology, food, shopping, travel and socialising.

Money Talks

Get the lowdown on bank accounts and the different financial terms to put them into a context that will help you remember what they mean.

Know your Money Terms

It’s tempting to tune out when you hear bank-speak, but knowing the basics will help you stay in control of your cash.

Budgeting and how to stay out of debt

The chances are we’ll all have some debt at some point in our lives, but it’s important to budget and not to let it spiral out of control

How much does borrowing cost?

What is a credit card, overdraft and loan, we explain how they work and the costs involved

Your money and your life

Decisions made in on one life stage can have a knock-on effect in later ones. Look at how Joe, Mark and Sally spent or borrowed at certain stages in their lives and why it is wise to look ahead.

Why Salary isn’t Everything

Salary is an important factor in choosing the right job, but here are some of the other benefits an employer can offer you that are also worth considering.

Managing your debt – online lesson

In our virtual lesson find out more about how to manage your debt, review your spending and who to contact for additional support.