FutureLearn Review 2021

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FutureLearn

FutureLearn is a unique online learning platform. Founded in 2012 this online learning platform has a partnership with over 175 universities all around the world with an active community of more than 10 million learners.

Ratings :
3/5

Wide range of Short courses, Expert Tracks, Microcredential programs, and online degrees.

About FutureLearn

FutureLearn is an online learning platform founded in 2012. It has partnerships with over 175 renowned universities and has over 10 million learners all around the world. They offer a variety of courses in their course catalog consisting of short courses, ExpertTracks, Microcredentials, programs, and online degrees.

FutureLearn offers courses for various subjects such as Business, Management, IT and Computer Science, Law, Teaching, Science, Engineering, Maths, etc. It’s a unique online learning platform as it follows a unique way of teaching. Courses are divided into modules for individual weeks in which a part of the skill is taught and mastered. FutureLearn has many exciting features which makes it a bit unique from other online learning platforms.

Pros 👍

High-quality course content from renowned institutes and universities.

Clean and Easy to Navigate User Interface of the Website.

Courses and their content is divided into small modules which makes it easy to learn even with a hectic schedule.

Course completion certificates and credentials are available with MicroCredentials and Degree Programs.

A large variety of subjects and their courses are available on the platform.

Various free courses are available on the platform.

FutureLearn Community is one of the best online learning communities for students.

Cons 👎

❌ They do not have their Mobile App.

❌ Despite various subjects, they still have a limited course catalog.

FutureLearn Pricing

Basic Plan – FREE

Premium$100 to $400 

Custom Unlimited Membership – $279.99 for one year

FutureLearn Review

Graduate Reviews

Akshay S

Technology Analyst

Ratings :
4.5/5

“Excellent platform for self-learning courses”

FutureLearn provides a great way to expand my knowledge and I have already completed more than 5 courses here.

All the courses are of high quality and it didn’t cost me anything to learn as it is free to use. All the videos are pretty straightforward and easy to understand with the use of helpful graphics.

The courses are designed in such a way that they don’t take much time to complete and you can pick the best university to choose from for the courses.

The user interface is very simple to navigate and you can easily find the course you are looking for in less than 2 minutes. It is very helpful in expanding your knowledge for a job change or higher studies.

FutureLearn is an England-based company and most of the top universities are partnered with it, so definitely you can try it to increase your skills.

-via g2.com

Mohammed A

Feedback Assistant

Ratings :
4.5/5

“The quick way to the future”

Many free courses cover all the fields. You can learn everything without paying anything. ease to use for everybody

I didn’t like the pink color used on the website. Some people ( not me ) think that this website is for girls only.

Change the pink color on your website, please.

I used this website to improve my English. I attended the Understanding IELTS course provided by the British council.

-via g2.com

Adrienne Cullen-Morgan

Ireland

Ratings :
5/5

Excellent courses

I have completed about 18 future learn courses during the pandemic and enjoyed all but one.

The interaction with the other students was a lifeline to those of us living alone.

There was only one course that I didn’t like as there was too much filling up material which was totally unnecessary.

Apart from that, they were all excellent. I have two more lined up to study in the immediate future.

-via TrustPilot

Reem Raii

Saudi Arabia

Ratings :
5/5

A beautiful learning experience

The translation course I had by Cardiff university was beautifully done. You can see the effort put into each unit and how it all comes together to provide you with actual knowledge regarding translation.

It was thought-provoking, interesting, and fun.
Courses online usually get pretty boring quickly and you push yourself through them for your cv, this certainly wasn’t the case and I loved every minute of it.

That said, I haven’t paid for the certificate, some people mentioned that it’s not accredited, so keep that in mind. Nonetheless, a beautiful learning experience.

 

-via TrustPilot

Improvement reviews

Flynner

U.A.E

Ratings :
1/5

I joined their ‘unlimited’ subscription…

I joined their ‘unlimited’ subscription last week subject to their 14-day cooling-off period and due to a change of personal circumstances, I no longer want this.

They are refusing to refund this amount because I continued a free course that I had started prior to subscribing.

 

-via TrustPilot

Mike

united Kingdom

Ratings :
1/5

Preaching not Learning

I tried to respond and comment on the course I signed up to but was blocked. That to me is preaching NOT learning.

It also became evident to me very early on in the course that it was the antithesis of what I was expecting. However no follow up by FL, no “how is it going for you? “or did it meet your expectations?”

Fortuately it was FREE so I am off to look for a better quality course elsewhere.

 

-via TrustPilot

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FAQ's

Yes, you can cancel your subscription to ExpertTrack at any time. You can do it from your Account area. If you cancel a part of the way through a month, you can still retain access until the end of your current subscription period. Further, you will not be charged for the following months.

Yes, FutureLearn offers you 7 days of free trials before starting your paid subscription. They will take and accept your first payment once your free trial period is over.

Unlimited is a privilege provided to the learner who has purchased it. There are various benefits of being an Unlimited Learner, some of them are – 

  1. Access to hundreds of FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  2. A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  3. The freedom to keep the content of any course you’ve achieved a digital Certificate of Achievement on, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn
  4. The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within a year

These are the courses that are designed for professionals looking to advance their careers and learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals. Premium courses are paid courses.

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