Wilton church will be running the CAP money course for students on Saturday August 31 from 10.00 – 1.00.
CAP is a charity, the acronym being short for Christians Against Poverty. Martin Lewis, who presents regularly on consumer financial matters for the BBC, described CAP’s work as ‘unsurpassed when it comes to the debt help they give people across the country.’ You can find out about the work CAP does here:
The CAP money course itself is a simple, yet highly effective money management course that teaches people budgeting skills using a cash-based system that helps put people back in control of their finances. The student course is tailored to those already at or planning to go to University or college. The skills learnt on the course can make an enormous difference to those leaving school by ensuring that finances do not prevent students from getting the most out of their time at University. According to the NUS, one-third of students consider dropping out of their course because of financial problems.
You can view a two minute introductory video to the Money Course here
Our goals are that students coming on the course should leave knowing:
– how to make well-informed decisions about managing their money
– how to put in place a system to run their finances while at college
– how to save money each week for things they really want
– how the student loan system works and how to avoid leaving University with more debt than they intend to have
The course is completely free and, if you let us know you’re coming, we’ll even feed you!