FutureLearn

FutureLearn

FutureLearn is a social learning platform, designed to support learning through conversation. It offers free online courses from over 110 world-leading UK and international universities, centres of research excellence and specialist education providers like the British Council, Creative Skillset and European Space Agency.


The FutureLearn course experience centres on social interaction, where people learn by engaging in conversations around the learning material. Courses incorporate FutureLearn’s distinctive storytelling elements, guiding learners through a compelling narrative made up of videos, articles, case studies and other rich media features. FutureLearn offers a delightful and intuitive user experience, ensuring that learners enjoy their experience of learning.


Created to encourage lifelong learning, courses on FutureLearn focus on continuing professional development in vital sectors including business and management, healthcare, digital skills and teaching.

FutureLearn have 33 course(s) available
  • Online
  • Free
  • 12-06-2017
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

Why join the course?  Networking is a fundamental skill, which will help you take control of your career. This free online course introduces the principles of networking as a fundamental skill to help develop your personal brand in the world of work. Build your network and personal brand online and in the real world You will...

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  • Online
  • Free
  • 12-06-2017
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

Why join the course? Whatever the type or scale of your project, delivering great results, on time and within budget, is always a challenge. This free online course introduces you to the essential skills and processes which support successful project management in a way that allows you to apply them to your own context. Visualise,...

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  • Online
  • Free
  • 12-06-2017
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

Why join the course? The goods and services that customers depend on each day don’t just appear out of the blue. They reach end users through increasingly intricate channels, involving people and processes all over the world and supported by continually advancing technology. Create value with your supply chain Understanding the...

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  • Online
  • Free
  • 12-06-2017
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

Why join the course? Marketing is all about putting the customer at the centre of the business. But what exactly does that mean for today’s organisations, and what challenges do marketers face in satisfying ever more demanding customers in the age of digital disruption? In this free online course, you look at the challenges marketers...

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Digital Leadership

34Leads to date

  • Online
  • Free
  • 4 weeks
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

In this course you will explore: What it means to be a ‘digital leader’; how aligning business and IT strategies and capabilities will enhance competitiveness; and the role that digital technologies can play in empowering business. What will be expected of you? This free online course consists of a variety of...

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  • Online
  • Free
  • 6 weeks
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

Why join the course? Brands are the most potent commercial and cultural force on the planet. Think McDonald’s, Apple, Manchester United, Tate, Google or Harry Potter. Get under the skin of such brands, and ask how and why they become so powerful. The University of East Anglia has teamed up with influential brand consultancy Wolff...

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Big Data

19Leads to date

  • Online
  • Free
  • 29-05-2017
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

Why join the course? Many datasets can provide solutions to important problems and inform decisions. However, the size, complexity, quality and diversity of these datasets make them difficult to process and analyse. Join us and we’ll share new technological or methodological solutions you can use to meet the demand for analytics in your...

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  • Online
  • Free
  • 19-06-2017
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

Find out how to use Open Data to transform your organisation Open Data is data that anyone can access, use or share and when used well it can be extremely powerful. It enables businesses, citizens, developers and researchers to harness resources that can make crucial improvements to their communities and the economy. It can also help with...

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Why join the course? The Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of cases of microcephaly in newborns in South America, and this outbreak has now been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization. With global attention towards this disease increasing rapidly, it is becoming clear that there...

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Why join the course? Why is quality improvement in health and social care systems so difficult? Why is it so challenging to bring in new and better ways of organising health and social care services? Many reasons have been put forward: lack of money; lack of appropriate or complete knowledge; excessive and perhaps unnecessary...

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