The Financial Education Quality Mark

Whether you are a teacher, parent, carer, volunteer or anyone else working to improve young people’s understanding of money, you need to know the resources you are using are up to the job.   As the UK’s only widely-recognised accreditation system for financial education resources, the Financial Education Quality Mark plays a crucial role in supporting high quality teaching and learning about money across the UK.

The Quality Mark is designed to give educators confidence that the financial education materials they are using are of the highest educational value, contain accurate and up-to-date information and are engaging and relevant for young people. 

The Quality Mark is supported and endorsed by:

• Department for Education
• Education Scotland
• All Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People

A total of 57 resources currently hold the pfeg Quality Mark. 

How can I access Quality Mark resources?

Quality Mark resources are listed in our Resources section. Here you can filter and search by keyword, financial theme, subject area and age range to find resources suitable for your learners. You can see how many people found a resource useful, read or add comments and find out how to get the resource.

How do we ensure that these resources support high quality teaching and learning about money?

 

The Quality Mark is only awarded to financial education resources that meet the six Quality Mark essential criteria.  To be awarded the Quality Mark, a resource must:

  1. Have been developed in consultation with a teacher or educationalist and tested with young people in the target group
  2. Have a dedicated theory of change and evaluation plan
  3. Have a principal focus on financial education
  4. Include opportunities for structured learning
  5. Be engaging and relevant for young people
  6. Be clearly written and easy to use
  7. Contain accurate, up to date information and be free of branding

For further information about the six essential criteria read our Guidance for Resource Producers booklet .

How is the Quality Mark funded?

The Quality Mark is funded by the Money Advice Service.  This new funding relationship follows 12 years of valued support from Prudential UK, who funded the service from it’s establishment in 2004 to summer 2016.

For more information

To find out more about the pfeg Quality Mark, please contact Braden Clamp on braden.clamp@y-e.org.uk or 020 7330 9473, or read about submitting your resource to the Quality Mark.