STUDENTS from Angus College were given the opportunity to learn how to improve their financial skills, knowledge and confidence as part of Barclays Money Skills, a money management programme running throughout the spring term in further education colleges across the United Kingdom.
In 2012, over 100,000 students participated in interactive money management activities based on topics of interest and appeal to young people such as food, fashion and independent living.
Students that participated in 2012 demonstrated clear improvements in their money management skills, such improved budgeting skills and adapted their budgeting behaviour when prompted with a variety of financial scenarios. The third year of this successful programme aims to provide 200 colleges nationwide with the resources and support to run a week of money management related activities between February and May 2013.
The HND Administration students at Angus college said: It’s a great initiative that gets students buzzing and provides a fantastic opportunity for us to learn about money management at a critical point in our lives. This programme allows us to cover this in a way that feels relevant and real.”
Barclays Money Skills is run in partnership with The National Skills Academy for Financial Services, alongside Scotland’s colleges, colleges in Wales and the Educational Guidance Service for Adults, in Northern Ireland. For further information about what’s involved in the programme please visit www.barclaysmoneyskills.com/weeks.