Personal Development Courses

Enhance your personal life & build confidence with our collection of self-development & improvement courses, led by expert educators.

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Personal development is about finding ways to improve your life. It can include anything from strengthening skills at work to developing strategies to deal with mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

A self-improvement plan is a great way to work towards personal and professional goals. Our online courses are designed to fit around your schedule, so you can incorporate personal development training into your routine.

Studying personal development can help you become more self-aware. With this ability, you’re able to more easily able to identify opportunities for improvement and growth

Prioritising your own development can also give you the insight and tools needed to build your confidence and self-esteem, which can help you navigate relationships and situations in the workplace.

Personal development is often divided into 5 key areas:

  • Mental growth: Thinking, learning, mental aptitude, and cognitive behaviour
  • Social growth: Communication, listening, speaking
  • Spiritual growth: Self-connection, mindfulness, sense of purpose
  • Emotional growth: Managing, expressing, and processing feelings
  • Physical growth: Focus on physical health, regular exercise, healthy eating, sleep

By spending time on each of these areas individually, you can work on your personal development as a whole.

Achieve your goals with FutureLearn’s online personal development courses

Our personal development courses will give you the tools to thrive personally and professionally. We offer a variety of accessible and flexible training courses focused on development, improvement, and coaching. Plan your personal development over time and build effective leadership and self-awareness skills that benefit you and others.

Supported by experts in psychology and mental health, improve your professional resilience and understand how to encourage more positive workplace relationships between colleagues.

Inspire your teams to succeed at work

The most effective leaders know themselves and how to get the best from others. You’ll learn theories on emotional intelligence and self-awareness and how to put them into practice so you can make meaningful connections with colleagues.

As well as improving your leadership qualities, self-development training will give you tools to coach your team so they can find success in their own careers.

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