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How to sign up for a FutureLearn course?

Written by Pat Bowden last updated on June 08th, 2018

Looking for a listing of FutureLearn courses?

  1. Find the course you are interested in by browsing Class Central’s catalog of FutureLearn’s online courses.
  2. When you find a course that interests you, click on its name to go to Class Central's description, then scroll down and click the green "Go to Class" button on the right to go to the course page on FutureLearn.
  3. On FutureLearn’s page click on the pink Join course button which turns blue when you hover over it. Register using the pop-up provided, or click on the Facebook button to sign in via Facebook.
  4. You have free access to the course for the duration of the course plus two weeks. For example, if the course is four weeks, your free access will expire after six weeks, even if the course has already started, or even already finished, when you join. If you want a certificate, click the pink Upgrade button found at the top of every course page to learn the cost to upgrade. Upgrading will also allow you to do tests and exams and give you unlimited access to the course, as long as it is available on FutureLearn.


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