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Workplace learning

Collaborative learning for your workforce from the world's best educators

With FutureLearn, you can provide collaborative learning opportunities to hundreds or thousands of employees worldwide, for a fraction of traditional training costs.

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Why FutureLearn?

Owned by The Open University, FutureLearn partners with world-leading universities, business schools and specialist organisations, to offer hundreds of online courses that enable you to:

Help your team learn collaboratively

FutureLearn courses promote conversation, enabling your team to learn collaboratively, discussing their ideas with colleagues and other professionals worldwide.

Make training engaging and convenient

Our courses engage learners through storytelling techniques and bite-sized content. Accessible on desktop, tablet or mobile, courses fit easily into any employee’s day.

Reduce training costs, not quality

Train employees around the world for less than the cost of traditional, face-to-face training. You'll save on instructor, venue and travel costs, without compromising on training quality.

Track and reward employees' progress

You’ll receive feedback on how your employees are progressing through courses, and be able to reward their progress with low-cost, university-endorsed certificates.

Our courses

You can use our ever-growing catalogue of online courses to train your team on general business management topics, as well as specialist areas like data analysis, finance, marketing or technology. Subjects include:

Who's using FutureLearn already?

Millions of learners and hundreds of companies worldwide are already benefitting from collaborative learning with FutureLearn:

M&S co-created a course with one of FutureLearn's university partners

M&S co-created Innovation: the Key to Business Success with the University of Leeds. The course used case studies from the retailer's 140-year archive, to educate both employees and 12,000 learners around the world about creating an innovative company culture.

We're delighted to have been able to share the fantastic M&S innovation with so many people. The course was a great way to engage worldwide and bring our rich heritage to life. The enthusiasm from learners exceeded our expectations and we were delighted to work with FutureLearn and the University of Leeds on this course.

Alison Houston
Head of M&S Archive and University Partnership

Irish Distillers invited employees to take an existing FutureLearn course

Irish Distillers invited 40 of their current and aspiring managers to take Henley Business School's course Managing People: Engaging Your Workforce. 80% completed the course and they were awarded their Statements of Participation by Irish Distiller's CEO.

There is a lot of talk about online learning never replicating the richness of the classroom experience. I was blown away with how social was blended into the learning experience on FutureLearn with comments, peer reviews, and the ability to follow, like and reply to other learners. In my mind, the experience betters that of the classroom.

John Purcell
Employee Development Manager,
Irish Distillers

Waterstones offers all FutureLearn courses to its booksellers

To ensure that its book shops are staffed by knowledgeable and passionate people, Waterstones provides opportunities for its booksellers to extend their knowledge at a time that's convenient for them. As part of this, the company encourages all staff to take FutureLearn courses.

It is key to Waterstones' success that our booksellers are given opportunities to extend their knowledge, as this directly impacts the levels of service they can provide to our customers. FutureLearn is a perfect fit for us, as it offers a wide range of courses, from the world's best universities, for free.

Richard Hanley
Senior Learning & Development Manager,
Waterstones

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