How to become a Financial Literacy Trainer / Master Trainer under the Strategy for Financial Literacy in Uganda

Background

Training is an essential element of the Strategy for Financial Literacy in Uganda. Almost all strands require training, in some form or another, be it a two hours training for university students or a 3-day training for rural farmer groups.

Training should be of quality. In order to ensure conformity and quality of training, the following guidelines are being suggested.

Financial Literacy Trainer

How to become a Financial Literacy Trainer

Everyone who successfully completes the Training of Trainers on Financial Literacy (FL) under the Strategy for Financial Literacy in Uganda receives a certificate from Bank of Uganda and can be a FL Trainer. Successful completion requires at least 80% attendance of the course and active participation during the course time.

What a Financial Literacy Trainer can do

  • A FL Trainer can go out and train various groups on FL.
  • A FL Trainer is able to deliver quality adult training, to adapt training materials and formats to various target groups and requirements in terms of timing, space, materials available, etc.
  • A FL Trainer has a good understanding of FL and the 7 core areas.
  • A FL Trainer is able to deliver an interesting, interactive, engaging and qualitative FL training to a variety of target groups.

Financial Literacy Master Trainer

How to become a Financial Literacy Master Trainer

The Master Trainer leading a training of trainers (TOT) can suggest participants of the TOT to become Master Trainers. The following criteria are used to select potential Master Trainers:
  • Previous training experience
  • Thorough understanding of FL
  • Ability to express and explain FL concepts clearly
  • Ability to engage participants
  • Ability to adapt training sessions to various groups and situations
Potential Master Trainers are required to co-facilitate at least one TOT before being awarded the certificate for Master Trainers under the Strategy for Financial Literacy.

What a Financial Literacy Master Trainer can do

In addition to everything a FL Trainer can do
  • A FL Master Trainer can train other trainers in FL.
  • A FL Master Trainer can be called upon by Bank of Uganda or any other organisation to train other trainers.
  • A FL Master Trainer can further develop, adjust and adapt the TOT.
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