Although significant improvements are being made, Consumer Council research shows that levels of consumer knowledge, skills and confidence tend to be less well developed among children and young people.
For this reason, empowering young consumers with the skills they need to make informed choices remains a priority for the Consumer Council.
We have developed events and materials specifically for teachers to give them the tools and confidence they need to deliver consumer skills in the classroom. This new approach also reflects positive changes to the GCSE and A’ Level Home Economics specifications which strengthen the consumer issues content.
In this section you will find:
- Lesson plans, factsheets, PowerPoint presentations, classroom activities and other support materials covering a wide range of consumer topics; and
- An overview of some of our key resources for teachers, youth workers and those working in the community and voluntary sector
Well, what do consumers know now? A Consumer Council Progress Report on Consumer Proficiency 2003 – 2007, March 2008