Money matters are to feature on the Doncaster College curriculum in a big way.
Students there will be taught all about money management and personal finance, as the college has been chosen to join a Centre of Excellence programme in financial education.
The announcement means that an educational specialist will work to create a detailed programme of financial education for students.
Teachers will receive help in delivering good personal finance lessons and learning activities from the Personal Finance Education Group, drawing on the charity’s 14 years’ invaluable experience.
Santander is supporting Doncaster College towards Centre of Excellence status in the next year, to make it a beacon of best practice in teaching children and young people about money.
The college is one of 103 across the country set to benefit from the programme, 50 of which are being funded by Santander. It will share its new expertise with other colleges in the local area, for the benefit of additional students.
Diane Bailey, Assistant Principal at Doncaster College, said: “We know just how important it will be for our students to manage their money well throughout their lives. These skills don’t come automatically, they need to be taught, and as it is our responsibility to prepare them for adult life we believe embedding financial education into our college curriculum is a necessity.
“We are pleased to be working with pfeg (part of Young Enterprise) and Santander to become a Centre of Excellence in this crucial area.”