Up To Speed bridges the gap between digital and financial skills.
The project is free for anyone living in Tower Hamlets, Hackney or Newham looking to improve their digital and money management skills.
QSA's Made of Money service and Bromley By Bow Centre have teamed up to launch Up To Speed, a new financial and digital skills project for east Londoners.
Why teach both financial and digital skills together?
In the UK today there are over 11 million people who lack the basic digital skills they need to participate fully in our digital economy. This divide is leaving people behind, missing out on the benefits and savings that can be made from shopping and managing their money online.
Up To Speed has been launched to help people improve their financial and digital knowledge, using a combination of one to one sessions, group workshops and online tools.
What is covered?
Depending on the needs and ability of the group, we cover basic digital and IT skills with a focus on financial education. Topics include:
- How to stay safe online
- Understanding online and app based banking e.g. Monzo
- Using comparison sites to shop around for deals
- Using second hand online stores to buy and sell items e.g. Ebay, Gumtree
- Making a budget online
- Understanding credit and credit scoring
- Understanding the consequences of debt
- Exploring how to teach your children about money
How to book for your organisation
Sessions are being delivered free to schools, centres and organisations in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham.
The course includes four weekly sessions lasting two hours each, delivered in the morning or afternoon. Additional one-to-one support is available to anyone after the session.
If you are interested in booking a course or you would like more information, please contact Mostofa on 02089835046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What do we need to run the sessions?
- 8-12 participants recruited by you with our support
- A suitable training room to run the workshops (with tables and chairs)
- We will be bringing android tablets with us that have 4G capabilities
- Flipchart with flipchart paper
- Refreshments for the attendees are always desirable
The project is part of the Power Up initiative which was launched by the Good Things Foundation in 2019 with the financial support of JP Morgan.