How much does a FutureLearn course cost?


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Most courses are offered with an option to learn for free for a limited time (course length plus 14 days). You can opt to pay for a course upgrade which will give you access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn, access to course tests and enable you to qualify for a certificate. The cost of upgrading varies depending on the course, and generally ranges from £24 to £69 per course. You can also buy unlimited access for one year for £209.

Here’s the difference between learning for free, upgrading, and buying Unlimited:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join
  • Access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn
  • Access to course tests if there are any
  • A printed and digital Certificate of Achievement or Statement of Participation when you’re eligible
  • Access to your choice of hundreds of online short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  • The freedom to keep the content of any of the courses you’ve gained a digital Certificate of Achievement on
  • The flexibility to complete your short courses in your own time within a year

Some premium courses 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.