True Potential has launched its first online course to help consumers develop personal finance skills through a partnership with The Open University.
The free “Managing My Money” course has been launched through The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance. The unit is part of The Open University Business School and launched in November to provide consumers with short personal finance courses.
The course, which begins in May, is intended for people who want to develop their knowledge of personal finance matters but have no prior experience. It is a free course and lasts for eight weeks, with students expected to commit roughly three hours per week.
It will be available via The Open University’s online social learning platform FutureLearn. Material will include videos, interactive discussions and quizzes, and will be provided on a weekly basis.
True Potential managing partner David Harrison says: “Investing and finance can be simple to understand subjects that are frequently made very complicated and inaccessible. We have set up this centre to democratise finance and make financial education more readily available.
“These free courses will arm people with the knowledge and information they need to make informed decisions about their finances, or to ask the right questions of the right people. This will inevitably go a long way in helping to close the growing savings gap that exists in the UK today.”