Yes, there's no obligation to upgrade any of the free courses on your program.
If you do choose to upgrade your courses, you'll enjoy the following benefits:
Please note: In order to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program
Programs are made up of short courses, some of which you can join for free. If you want to spend more time on the material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.
When you upgrade a course, you get unlimited access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.
You'll also be granted access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.
Please note: In order to take the final assessment, you must upgrade and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program.
The final assessment is designed to rigorously test your understanding of the subject. This test is marked by experts and enables you to demonstrate your learning to yourself and to employers.
The assessment is summative and may include a multiple-choice test, or tutor-marked assignment.
Passing the final assessment unlocks the academic or professional recognition associated with completing an entire FutureLearn program, plus a FutureLearn Award.
If the program is accredited, you’ll also obtain an academic or professional credential.
Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.