Duke of Edinburgh – My Personal Finance Skills

Bronze Award

The My Personal Finance Skills programme is pleased to have partnered with the Duke of Edinburgh Award to offer participants a Bronze skill Award (Silver option information below) on personal finance skills.

This FREE 13-week programme is open to participants looking for a skill as part of their Bronze Award (Please read below for Silver option).

This self-study programme will enable participants to understand and be more competent in various areas of personal finance. Each week will require participants to complete tasks as part of the self-study programme with around 1-hour of work required.

Programme outline

The outline of the programme is as follows:

Participants will submit their work for assessment with a member of the Personal Finance Skills team every 3 weeks so that progress can be checked, and feedback provided. At the end of the 12 weeks, participants will need to complete an evaluation, reflection and feedback to complete the programme, essentially bringing it up to 13 weeks and in line with the Duke of Edinburgh requirements.

Upon completion, a report will be submitted to confirm your participation on the programme.

Silver Award

In line with Duke of Edinburgh guidance, participants on the Silver Award can opt to take this course as a 13 week programme only. This means that the physical skill will be for 6 months. Please refer here for the timescales as advised by the Dofe. For any clarity please contact us or your Dofe leader

Important notice

It is participants responsibility to keep on track for completion within the time allocated by the DofE for this skill and to ensure that this course aligns with what they are doing if they are a Silver participant.

Requirement for participation

This programme is only open to those wishing to complete the skills section of the Bronze Award. You will need to have access to a digital device such as a laptop/desktop and ability to complete and save a pdf document.

Please note that this programme is only currently open for UK participants only.

Signing up

!! Due to popular demand, applications to this programme have closed for now !!

For all questions, please email skills@thepfs.org.


Any questions can also be raised by emailing skills@thepfs.org. Please allow up to 10 working days for a response.

Policies and procedures

Parental & Legal Guardian consent form

Chartered Insurance Institute child safeguarding policy

Chartered Insurance Institute Privacy Notice for young people taking part in Duke of Edinburgh

Chartered Insurance Institute complaints policy


Contents of the self-study guide contains guidance. Guidance is for information only and should not be taken as a recommendation for your individual circumstances. Only regulated financial advice can provide you with a specific course of financial action to take based on your individual circumstances and goals.