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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.

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.

Understanding money and bills

Help adult learners to improve their understanding of money and bills with this free learning module from LifeSkills.

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.

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 accounts, 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.

How do you feel about maths?

Help adult learners to build their confidence with maths and numbers with this free learning module from LifeSkills.

Value of maths

Help adult learners to build their confidence with maths and numbers with this free learning module from LifeSkills.

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.