About FutureLearn Upgrades


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Most FutureLearn courses have a ‘join free’ option which will allow you to access the majority of the course materials for its duration plus 14 days. The free option does not include a certificate,but you'll see an option to upgrade.

When you upgrade, you pay to get:
  • Unlimited access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn
  • Access to tests if there are any
  • A certificate providing you meet the eligibility criteria
The cost of upgrading varies depending on the course, but generally ranges from £24 to £69 per course. If you are taking a course with the free option, you can upgrade at any point before, during or after the course. You can also buy unlimited access for one year for £209.

The majority of courses on FutureLearn are offered with an option to learn for free, but some are only offered on a paid-for basis. These courses are designed for professionals looking to advance their careers and learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.