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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 FutureLearn.com 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 FutureLearn.com. 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

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 FutureLearn.com. 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 FutureLearn.com, 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
FutureLearn.com, 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
FutureLearn.com, 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, FutureLearn.com, 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

Coventry Business School is granted EOCCS certification for the suite of three MBA courses

16 Jan 2020
We are extending our warm congratulations to Coventry Business School, Coventry University, UK, for receiving the EOCCS certification for the following suite of online MBA courses: – Financial Analysis – Global Marketing – Business Models and Processes All three courses are part of the MBA programme at Coventry Business School delivered online and from the FutureLearn platform. The School’s partnership... more

The Queensland University of Technology receives the EOCCS certification

16 Jan 2020
We are delighted to announce that the course Leadership Coaching Through Turbulent Times: Playing with eFIREran by the Queensland University of Technology in a strategic partnership with FutureLearn has been awarded the EOCCS certification. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, has been delivering online blended delivery programmes for over ten years. The institution has a range of offerings from... more