MBNA has embarked on a three-year financial literacy programme called Number Cruncherz aimed at helping to improve the numeracy skills of thousands of Year 7 schoolchildren across the northwest of England and North Wales.
The Number Cruncherz programme was developed in partnership with Manchester-based Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks and the charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) the UK’s leading organisation helping schools to plan and teach children and young people how to manage their money now, and in the future.
Through a series of interactive sessions held at Sale Sharks’ AJ Bell Stadium, Number Cruncherz aims to offer thousands of 11-12 year olds opportunities to develop their number and financial literacy skills outside of their school environment. Furthermore, as financial education will form a part of the compulsory national curriculum in England for 11-16 year olds, MBNA and Sale Sharks’ aim is that this programme will enable schools to fulfill their commitments in an interesting and engaging way.
Institute of Money Advisers (IMA)
Administered by the Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) and funded by MBNA, the Certificate in Money Advice Practice is a 12-week education and assessment programme focused on establishing a new level of consistency across the sector. The programme is helping independent money advisors complete a unique qualification aimed at standardising the quality of free money advice practice in the UK.