Find out more about FutureLearn schools and register your school for free upgraded access to over a hundred of our short courses for students aged 13+.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact in-person education around the world, millions of students are missing out on vital learning experiences.
In order to help young students keep learning whilst schools are closed, we’ve launched FutureLearn Schools, a new initiative that offers school students aged 13+ free upgraded access to over a hundred of our short courses.
FutureLearn Schools is available now until September 2020 to every eligible student in the UK and Ireland and will be rolled out globally in due course.
From cyber security and digital skills to fiction writing and history, over 40 world-renowned universities and institutions are opening up access to their expert educators and word-class course content so that young people can continue learning at home. Plus, teachers will be able to grow their in-house digital teaching skills and confidence with the know-how of FutureLearn’s nearly 10 years of online learning experience.
Students will be able to complete tests and earn certificates on courses they complete that can be used as evidence of their learning and to enhance job and higher education applications. All learners will also have ongoing access to the content of any completed courses for as long as they’re on FutureLearn.
Launched in collaboration with Pearson and Tes, teachers, parents, and students will also be able to access additional guidance and support, through initiatives like the Coronavirus support hub from Tes and support for parents and learners during Coronavirus from Pearson.
As well as learning from and engaging with university and industry educators, our platform will enable students to study in a peer-to-peer setting with other students through comments and discussion on every step of the course.
Teachers will also be able to use the platform’s features to track the progress and engagement of their students, as well as create and publish their own private short courses on the platform in order to support curricular learning.
During these challenging times, it’s vital that young people can suffer as little disruption as possible to their learning and that teachers feel empowered to continue their work in a safe and engaging environment.
FutureLearn Schools will alleviate some of the stresses surrounding teaching and learning during this time and ensure students leave lockdown with new knowledge, as well as the confidence and pride of knowing that they’ve studied with leading universities and educators from around the world.