Topic outline

  • General

    • Welcome to Money Matters

      Money Matters is a free online teaching and learning resource, easy to use and written to the Junior Cycle short course guidelines and specification template outlined by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA).  Money Matters aims to help students develop a healthy relationship with money, increase their financial capability and gain the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions on their personal finances when they start earning/managing money and appropriately into the future.  

      The course consists of four strands:

      Strand 1: Money Talks – what does it say about you?

      Strand 2: Follow the Money 

      Strand 3: Taking Control of Your Money

      Strand 4: Keeping Yourself Covered

      The Money Matters short course involves approximately 100 hours of student engagement. The strands are set out in lessons, providing approximately 50 hours of lesson content and activities.  You will utilise the remaining time with additional lessons, activities and project work. 

      As a teacher, you have access to the full set of course materials. You can use these materials in class, print out resources, or provide your students with downloadable access as required.  You are encouraged to draw on your knowledge of the learning needs of your student group to plan your lessons as well as additional work, homework and choosing appropriate project work.

      You can find more information on the Money Matters short course within the short course specification.

      Using the Teacher Guidelines

      These Guidelines are designed to help you as a teacher to implement Money Matters in your classroom.  We provide ideas for teaching, assessment and project work as well as ideas on how to integrate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) into your lessons and student project work.  

      These Guidelines should be used in conjunction with:

      • Money Matters course introduction
      • Money Matters short course specification
      • Money Matters teacher tutorials

      The CCPC is constantly developing new consumer information and is keen to hear your feedback. 

      If you have any lesson or project ideas to share with other teachers using this course, please submit them in the Money Matters Teacher's Forum. Your comments will be taken into consideration for future updates of the Money Matters short course.