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FutureLearn and The University of Sheffield announce free online course to support victims of domestic violence

25 Feb 2020
25 February 2020, London, UK: To coincide with International Women’s Day, The University of Sheffield is launching the second run of the ‘Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence’ course on, which was named one of the best online courses of 2019 by global MOOC search engine and review site, Class Central. Domestic violence is a... more

The Open University launches new FutureLearn microcredential to help teachers tackle student mental health crisis

21 Feb 2020
20 February 2020, London UK: The Open University, a world leader in inclusive education, has launched a new microcredential looking at embedding mental health in the curriculum, open for enrolments now on and starting on the 30th March 2020. According to an NHS report, 12.8% of 5-19 year olds have a mental health disorder.... more

Monash University launches data science microcredential to address data scientist talent shortage

19 Feb 2020
19 February 2020, UK & Australia: Monash University, one of Australia’s leading universities, has launched its first microcredential entitled Data Science: Data-Driven Decision Making, now available on Careers in data science remain highly attractive, ranking 6th in Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2020 list – up from 7th last year –... more

FutureLearn launches free online course on understanding and preventing the spread of coronavirus

18 Feb 2020
With 71,429 cases in 25 countries and sadly 1,775 deaths so far in 4 countries – 1,772 in China and one each in Japan, the Philippines and France – the novel coronavirus outbreak currently constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. There is now a free online course open for registration on “COVID-19: Tackling... more

The Open University and Cisco team up with FutureLearn to launch new cyber security microcredential

17 Feb 2020
The Open University has launched a new microcredential in Cyber Security Operations, endorsed by the Cisco Networking Academy and available now on Using up-to-date experience from the internationally recognised Cisco CCNA Cyber Security Operations certification, delivered by Senior Lecturer in Networking at The Open University, Andrew Smith, this course will allow students to develop... more

FutureLearn launches microcredentials with six global partners

11 Feb 2020
Seven new microcredentials are now available on, the leading social learning platform. This first suite of microcredentials includes six partners from the United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia and the USA. These founding microcredential partners are from some of the most innovative universities in the world including Dublin City University, The Open University, Deakin University,... more

FutureLearn partners with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to train teachers delivering the new T Levels

07 Feb 2020, the leading social learning platform, has partnered with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), which has just been awarded a major new contract to deliver T Level Professional Development (TLPD) by the Department for Education. FutureLearn will provide the online training element of the wider TLPD offer for the further education workforce and industry... more

Ron Kalifa OBE joins The FutureLearn Board as Chair

07 Feb 2020, the number one ranked online learning platform in the UK, offering short-courses, microcredentials and fully online degrees to over 10 million learners worldwide, on behalf of over 150 high quality universities and leading organisations, has appointed Ron Kalifa, OBE to join the FutureLearn Board as Chair, effective immediately. Ron joins the Board alongside members... more

DCU unveils new approach to online upskilling in response to rapidly growing FinTech sector

04 Feb 2020
Following on from the announcement of a global partnership with major online learning platform,, DCU has now launched a new online accredited short course on Fintech, with details on Fintech – Financial Innovation unveiled today. The online course, which is offered by DCU as a microcredential (accredited, online certification in a specific topic area),... more

8 FutureLearn courses rated the best of 2019

30 Jan 2020
Congratulations to our partners, the University of Leeds, the University of Sheffield, the University of Groningen and the British Council, whose courses on FutureLearn, have featured in the ‘Best Online Courses of 2019’, by Class Central, the search engine and review site for MOOCs across the world.  Class Central’s new rankings are based on learner... more