Trading Standards life skills resources

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This educational resource has been developed by KCC Trading Standards to help young people with learning disabilities in special schools or youth groups prepare for adult life. It encourages safe, independent living to reduce the risk of financial harm.

The resource consists of 9 modules, each including:

These modules can support the delivery of ASDAN's Preparing for Adulthood programmes and entry qualifications.

Read more about each module:

The Consumer Challenge Quiz Final

A team from Rowhill School in Longfield won the Consumer Challenge Quiz Final, which took place on 26 April 2016 at The Wyvern School, Ashford. Students who have been using the life skills resources took part in the county wide event.

Teams of four students from Five Acre Wood School, Ifield School, Oakley School, Rowhill School and The Wyvern School were praised for their knowledge of consumer issues by Mike Hill, KCC Cabinet Member for Community Services.

Prizes, medals and certificates were presented by Mike Hill and Katherine Dunham, Marketing Manager for Checkatrade, who sponsored the event.

The Consumer Challenge Quiz was devised by officers from Trading Standards together with teachers from special schools to help raise awareness of consumer issues in an exciting and fun way.

The Consumer Challenge Quiz Final is an interactive quiz which avoids putting any stress on the students. There is always a choice of answers so that team members only have to make a decision on which answer they think is correct and are given as long as they need to answer. The question material used is colourful and interactive and there is a visual display on a screen for the supporters and audience to see.

To find out more, please email sandra.cook@kent.gov.uk.