Specialists and young people have created a range of programmes, training and free resources to teach young people with sensory impairments how to budget, bank and borrow safely, run their own enterprise, understand the cost of university and access services in their first language.
Over 13 months MyBnk and the Royal Association of Deaf people (RAD) delivered the Money Mechanics suite to over 500 young people to test and refine the programme offering – you can see how we created Money Mechanics and its outcomes in our Impact Report.
Our programmes & training
Using MyBnk’s tried and tested programmes as a base we created three distinct interventions to build financial capability, provide a practical enterprise experience and prepare students for university. These were adapted to be accessible and refined with young people.
Sessions for young Deaf people are delivered by RAD – to book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Training for sight impaired delivery is provided by MyBnk in financial knowledge, making financial capability fun and engaging, understanding resources and the opportunity to see sessions in action – to book please contact email@example.com.
Programme topics below may vary per cohort. Free resources can be found at www.moneymechanics.org.
A financial education programme aimed at 11-25 year olds focusing on public and personal finance.
- Features of UK banknotes.
- Where does money come from?
- What is money?
- Access to work.
- Fraud & gambling.
- Tax & National Insurance.
- Calculating income tax.
- Pensions & auto enrolment.
- Tax and the ‘Bigger Picture’.
- Government budgets.
- Needs vs Wants.
- Bank accounts.
- Savings & investments.
- Online scams and safety.
- Minimum wage.
- Identifying bank notes & coins.
- Accessible pay slips.
- Shopping Challenge: Identifying the best deals.
An enterprise education programme aimed at 11-25 year olds. Focuses on employability and soft skills. Participants gain a practical experience of running their own social enterprise by learning how to sell exclusive ethical products in their community.
- Social Enterprise.
- Skills & Team building.
- Roles & Responsibilities.
- Sales Strategy.
- Price & Profit.
- Sales Pitch Preparation.
- Sales Pitch Presentations.
- Group Presentations.
- Skills Mapping.
- Using your skills.
- Employability skills.
- Enterprise skills.
A financial education programme aimed at 16+ year olds. Focuses on student finance and independent living costs.
- Student finance and repayment, part-time jobs and tax, bursaries, grants and
- University start-up, shopping challenge, lifestyle budget, average student costs.
- My Bank Balance: Student bank accounts, overdrafts, forms of payment, statements, debit and credit cards.
- Your Money: Real life stories, action plan, useful websites, tools and tips.
Our free resources
Our teams also created a range of standalone online resources which can be accessed by education practitioners at www.moneymechanics.org.
- Sight Impaired – 13 audio financial education podcasts made with young people. A hip Hop Tax money mantra tune. Government Spending and banking information printed in braille.
- Deaf – The UK’s first ever visual British Sign Language jargon buster money dictionary.