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Microcredentials on FutureLearn

Microcredentials on FutureLearn

FutureLearn microcredentials are accredited qualifications created by leading universities for learners to build professional skills relevant to their career. They are designed to provide the necessary skills for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Any academic credit earned can be used towards a degree or they can be used as an independent certification. Each microcredential includes a formal online assessment and meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework (CMF).

The qualification requires 100-150 hours of part-time study, generally over 10-12 weeks. Most microcredentials are worth 10-15 UK credits, 4-6 ECTS credits, or 2-3 US credits.

Microcredentials are designed to be transferable. You can use the credit as one of the qualifications listed on your application form for any university or course, and you can include it on your CV when you apply for a job. If you can use the academic credits from a microcredential towards a degree program at the microcredential partner university, this will be specified on the description page.

If you want to use the credits from a microcredential at another university, you should talk to its admissions office or look on the university’s website for information about accreditation of prior learning (APL) or recognition of prior learning (RPL). The decision will be based on the university’s policy on APL and the subject you are applying to study.

Please note, FutureLearn microcredentials have strict enrolment deadlines - check the course page for details.

Microcredentials on FutureLearn

Cyber Security Operations (Cisco)
By The Open University endorsed by Cisco Networking Academy
Upskill in cyber security operations and enhance your working knowledge of cyber security with Cisco and The Open University.
12 weeks | Postgraduate level | £600
Aimed at anyone who wants to master the skills required for a career in cyber security.
Learners will develop the professional skills to respond to and prevent cyber attacks and crimes.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 15 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The Open University
  • Certificate of Completion from Cisco Networking Academy
Learners will also have permanent access to the Cisco NetAcad platform and all learning resources associated with the microcredential.

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Data Science: Data Driven Decision-Making
By Monash University
Discover storytelling with data and make better business decisions using data wrangling, modelling, and storytelling techniques.
12 weeks | Postgraduate | £753
Aimed at professionals who want to be able to make better business decisions using data wrangling, modelling and storytelling techniques.
Learners will learn how to interpret and explain data to inform the decision making process. It includes data wrangling, R Programming, interpreting data analysis and designing solutions for big data challenges.

It is strongly recommended that learners have studied maths or statistics at first-year undergraduate before joining this microcredential.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 6 credit points at Postgraduate level from Monash University
  • A Certificate of Completion from Monash University
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Digital Photography: Creating a Professional Portfolio
By The Open University endorsed by Royal Photographic Society
Navigate the fast-moving technological developments in digital photography and build a professional portfolio you’re proud of.
10 weeks | Undergraduate level | £450
Aimed at photographers who want to develop their skills and improve their photography.
Learners will explore the theory and practicalities of digital imaging and use their work to create a photography portfolio for professional work.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 10 UK credits at Undergraduate level from The Open University
  • A Certificate in Photography from The Royal Photographic Society
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FinTech - Financial Innovation
By Dublin City University
Investigate the changes brought about by FinTech innovation and harness evolving opportunities in the future of FinTech.
12 weeks | Postgraduate level | £1,200
Aimed at financial professionals, or postgraduate students who are transitioning into a fintech role or looking for further career development.
Learners will explore key elements of the FinTech landscape, the main technologies behind the FinTech revolution, and how technological innovation has benefitted the finance industry.

To qualify for this microcredential, learners require a honours degree in business, finance, or a related discipline.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 5 ECTS credits at Postgraduate level from Dublin City University
  • A Certificate of Completion from Dublin City University
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Project Management: Managing Front-End Planning
By Queensland University of Technology
Build the project planning and management skills to start a career in project management within your chosen professional field.
10 weeks | Postgraduate level | £990
Aimed at project management professionals or graduates who are looking to take their project management learning or career to the next level.
Learners will go through how to plan and manage large-scale projects, using project planning tools and techniques to overcome common project issues and support project delivery.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 12 credit points at Postgraduate level from Queensland University of Technology
  • A Certificate of Completion from Queensland University of Technology
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Research Methods
By Deakin University & Griffith University in partnership
Developed by Griffith and Deakin Universities to teach you how to conduct research to a professional and academic standard.
13 weeks | Postgraduate level | £742
Aimed at anyone who is currently or planning to conduct quality professional standard research, either in a workplace or academic context.
Learners will get insight into the real-world application of research methods and techniques through several research case studies.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • Academic credit at Postgraduate level from Deakin University and Griffith University
  • A Certificate of Completion from Deakin University and Griffith University
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Teacher Training: Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum
By The Open University
Develop skills to design inclusive teaching, learning and assessment activities that enhance student mental health and wellbeing.
10 weeks | Undergraduate level | £450
Aimed at teaching professionals in schools, colleges, universities and other educational settings.
This microcredential will take learners through how to embed mental wellbeing in their teaching, discover inclusive teaching strategies and learn how to design learning activities that are conducive to students’ mental health.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 10 UK credits at Undergraduate level from The Open University.
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Change Management
By The University of Glasgow
Get professional, accredited training in change management strategy and advance your career towards senior managerial roles.
10 weeks | Postgraduate level | £799
This course is designed for business professionals or graduate students who want to develop the management and leadership skills necessary to succeed in a more senior managerial role.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow
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Cloud Computing Professional with AWS
By FutureLearn in collaboration with AWS
Get the skills you need to work in the fast-growing world of cloud computing with this practical and professional AWS course.
12 weeks | Postgraduate level | £995
This microcredential is primarily designed for business and IT professionals looking to accelerate their career progression by developing the theoretical understanding and practical skills needed to create business value through cloud technologies. In addition, this microcredential prepares learners to earn the in-demand, industry recognised AWS Cloud Practitioner Certificate.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 15 UK academic credits at Postgraduate level from Coventry University. You’ll also receive an electronic transcript from Coventry University.
  • A Certificate of Completion from FutureLearn
  • Additional benefits - The cost of this microcredential also covers the cost of sitting the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification. You will need to pass a separate online multi-choice exam administered by AWS to earn the certification.
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Customer Experience and Success Management with Salesforce
By FutureLearn in collaboration with Salesforce
Enhance your skills in customer experience (CX) strategy, and learn to implement customer success frameworks using CRM technology.
12 weeks | Postgraduate level | £995
This microcredential will help you better understand the key stages of creating a positive customer experience. In particular, it will enhance the skills and employability of:
  • Early-stage or aspiring customer success and experience management professionals.
  • Early career professionals looking for a CRM consultant role.
  • Business development and sales professionals.
  • Product and marketing professionals whose roles rely on customer data and CX design execution, or who require Salesforce skills and experience.
  • Professionals preparing for their Salesforce Administrator certification.
On completion, learners will receive:
  • 15 UK academic credits at Postgraduate level from Coventry University. You’ll also receive an electronic transcript from Coventry University.
  • A Certificate of Completion from FutureLearn
  • Additional benefits - The cost of this microcredential also covers the cost of sitting the Salesforce Administrator Certification. You will need to pass a separate online multi-choice exam administered by Salesforce to earn the certification.
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Data Analytics for Business with Tableau
By FutureLearn in collaboration with Tableau
Get professional quantitative data analytics training and fast track your career in a leading industry with high job growth.
12 weeks | Postgraduate level | £795
This microcredential will support professionals who require advanced data analytics skills in the workplace. You may be:
  • An early-stage or aspiring data or business analyst looking to boost your qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.
  • A business professional working in a role that requires data analytics skills or who wants to transition into a role where Tableau is an essential skill.
  • A business or arts graduates looking to start your first professional role by adding required quantitative skills like data analysis and using business tools such as Excel and Tableau.
On completion, learners will receive:
  • 15 UK academic credits at Postgraduate level from Coventry University. You’ll also receive an electronic transcript from Coventry University.
  • A Certificate of Completion from FutureLearn
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Financial Analysis and Decision Making with Xero and Tableau
By FutureLearn in collaboration with Xero and Tableau
Get professional training in financial analysis and learn how to translate financial data insights into deliverable actions.
12 weeks | Postgraduate level | £795
This microcredential will grow your confidence in engaging with financial data, conducting financial analysis and communicating their insights. In particular, it will enhance the skills and employability of:
  • Junior finance professionals upskilling from administrative roles to higher-skill positions.
  • In-house finance professionals honing their analytics and communication skills.
  • Business professionals looking for training in budgeting, forecasting, and P&L performance.
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs who require fundamental business and finance skills to make key business decisions.
On completion, learners will receive:
  • 15 UK academic credits at Postgraduate level from Coventry University. You’ll also receive an electronic transcript from Coventry University.
  • A Certificate of Completion from FutureLearn
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Global Development in Practice: Designing an Intervention
By The Open University
Use development management tools and frameworks to plan, implement and evaluate development interventions in practice.
12 weeks | Postgraduate level | £675
This microcredential is designed for practitioners working in the global development industry. This could include those working for non-governmental organisations, the public sector, governmental bodies, or for volunteers working in community action projects.
Professionals who’d benefit from the microcredential could be working as development managers, field workers, planning managers, project managers, project officers, country managers, or regional managers.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 15 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The Open University
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Impact of Trauma on Mental Health
By The University of Glasgow
Get expert insights into the effects of trauma and establish an understanding of psychological wellbeing and its promotion.
10 weeks | Postgraduate level | £799
Anyone whose role or career pathway involves working with other people and anyone focusing on health research will be interested in this course as an upskilling opportunity.
This course will appeal to all healthcare professionals – including both medical and allied health professionals – who are looking to enhance their understanding of psychological wellbeing and factors that can impact on mental ill-health.
The microcredential would benefit anyone currently working or looking to work as a counsellor, therapist, or allied healthcare worker.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow
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Introduction to Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
By The University of Glasgow
Learn the skills to understand how healthcare economics and the use of technology affect clinical outcomes and decision making.
10 weeks | Postgraduate level | £799
Anyone currently working in or studying healthcare or exploring healthcare management jobs would be interested in this course as an upskilling opportunity to further your career. This includes:
  • Early career quantitative researchers interested in an academic career in health economics (HE) or health technology assessment (HTA).
  • Pharmaceutical professionals.
  • Biotechnology professionals.
  • Health insurance professionals.
  • Local or national government agency healthcare workers.
  • Employees of health service providers or international health organisations.
  • Recent graduates.
On completion, learners will receive:
  • 10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow
This microcredential enables the award of credit towards MSc HTA (online distance learning). Successful completion of this course provides 10 credits towards a PG Certificate (60 credits), PG Diploma (120 credits), or MSc (180 credits) in HTA.

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Introduction to Management and Leadership in Health Services
By The University of Glasgow
Develop your understanding of management and leadership theory to meet the demands of a career in health services management.
10 weeks | Postgraduate level | £799
This course is designed for health and social care professionals who’d like to pursue or enhance their career in health service management at all levels, from large hospitals to community services.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow
These credits can be used towards the University of Glasgow’s MSc in Health Service Management.

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Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners
By The Open University
Learn the practical skills you need to create online courses successfully, and develop your ability to teach adults online.
12 weeks | Postgraduate level | £475
This microcredential has a global focus and the skills you’ll learn will be relevant for learners from around the world. The microcredential would benefit anyone currently working or looking to work in universities, colleges or wider adult learning settings as a:
  • Teacher
  • Trainer
  • Learning designer
  • Educational technologist
  • Head of department
  • Institution leader
Due to Covid-19 and the urgent need to move teaching and learning online, The Open University is temporarily reducing the price of this microcredential from £675 to £475.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 15 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The Open University
You’ll receive an Open University certificate confirming that you have received 15 academic credits at postgraduate level 7.

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Practical Project Management
By The University of Glasgow
Get a practical guide to project management and learn how to successfully implement change in the workplace.
10 weeks | Postgraduate level | £799
This course is designed for:
  • Graduate managerial employees looking to further their managerial skillset.
  • Professional employees looking to enhance their management credentials.
On completion, learners will receive:
  • 10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow
Successful completion of the microcredential will award 10 credits towards a Masters Degree at Glasgow University as part of its Professional Pathways Masters in Management Courses.

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Sports Coaching
By Deakin University
Learn how to develop, lead, and motivate high performing sports teams using impactful sports coaching strategies.
10 weeks | Postgraduate level | £866
The skills learned on this microcredential will particularly benefit:
  • current or prospective coaches looking to broaden their skills and become a better coach and trainer
  • athletes transitioning to professional PT work
  • students considering postgraduate study in sports or nutrition
  • anyone interested in applying sports coaching methods to develop teams in business.
On completion, learners will receive:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at Postgraduate level from Deakin University - The academic credit earned from this microcredential is equal to one unit of postgraduate study at Deakin University.
  • A Certificate of Completion from Deakin University
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Teaching Healthcare Professionals
By The University of Glasgow
Enhance your teaching practice as a health professional and gain accredited, professional skills in health professions education.
10 weeks | Postgraduate level | £799
This microcredential is designed for healthcare professionals whose role involves teaching students, trainees, or their colleagues working in the NHS or with another healthcare provider. The credential can be used as evidence of teaching-related CPD or to decide whether a higher level degree in the subject is right for you.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow
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Veterinary Practitioners and the Food Supply Chain
By The University of Glasgow
Get postgraduate CPD training in food safety and sustainable animal production from the UK’s number one ranked veterinary school.
10 weeks | Postgraduate level | £799
This credential is designed for veterinary professionals who would like to upskill in farm animal health and animal welfare and its links to food production.

On completion, learners will receive:
  • 10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow
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