Directions works closely with the Financial Education Partnership (FEP) in Scotland to provide good quality careers information to school and colleges.
The Financial Education Partnership (FEP) is an initiative that offers workshops in financial capability and a range of employment skills in schools and colleges across Scotland. The aim of the FEP is to benefit teachers and students alike - delivering classroom support to teachers for meeting financial education objectives laid out by the Scottish Government, and aiding the development of real life skills for students in preparation for their adult life.
The service is at no cost to schools. It is funded by a number of financial services organsations and professional bodies and it is delivered by a team of dedicated volunteers - all of whom are committed to promoting financial inclusion and employment skills for tomorrow's workforce through education.
The financial organisations that fund the FEP are Airdrie Savings Bank, Clydesdale Bank, Dunfermline Building Society, HBOS plc, Lloyds TSB Scotland, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life and Tesco Personal Finance. The careers and work skills elements are also funded and supported by the following professional bodies; the Chartered Insurance Institute, the Financial Services Skills Council, the Securities and Investment Institute, Scottish Investment Operations and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
Since its introduction in 1998 (initially as the Banking Education Partnership) the number of workshops delivered each year by the FEP has seen a year on year increase. In the last school year we delivered over 840 workshops - reaching an estimated 25000 students throughout Scotland. The majority of teachers request our services again and again to help them in meeting annual curriculum objectives and to educate students about the career opportunities available to them in the financial sector.
To find out more about the workshops that the FEP offer, please see the 'Careers Workshops' and 'Financial Skills Workshops' pages. Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 4737777.
The FEP is managed by the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.