We believe we are one of the best financial literacy services around.
We have been delivering accredited training workshops based on everyday money matters since 2004. These are accredited by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) Unit Award Scheme so our participants can receive a recognized certificate to mark their achievements.
We are keen to ensure that participants enjoy sessions and have fun whilst building personal money skills and knowledge. We aim to widen participation in adult learners to develop confidence and increase personal motivation as well as sharing practical advice and tips on money/consumer matters.
Tell me and I will forget - Show me and I will remember - Involve me and I will understand
The sessions are specifically targeted to meet the needs of each group and are run as participative workshops providing a supportive and informal learning environment. Each session lasts for about 2 - 2 ½ hours with a comfort break in the middle.
We are aware that some participants may have difficulties with reading, writing and math's or other issues so we arrange hands on exercises and activities to ensure that no-one is made to feel uncomfortable or threatened. We provide handouts for each session and participants are not asked to share any personal information.
Each session has been developed to cover a different aspect of money management and provides practical help for people whatever their income. Sessions are optional, so participants only need to attend the ones they will find useful. Our sessions have been designed to improve awareness and knowledge in participants to help them to make the right financial choices.
Sessions are FREE for those who live or work in Bolton and are held throughout the area. Please check our News and what's on page to find more information about current and forthcoming sessions.
What do our accredited sessions cover?
We also run targeted taster sessions for those who don't want the full accredited sessions. These can cover aspects from any of the accredited sessions and can last between ½ hour and 1½ hours. Our most popular taster sessions include saving for Christmas or other important events and Energy Best Deals.
What do people think of our Sessions?
Please check the following testimonials (pdf) to see what participants have said about our sessions.