Free online courses from top Universities and specialist organisations from Futurelearn
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Free online courses from top Universities and specialist organisations from Futurelearn

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Found 26th May 2016
I recently found out about a free online Genealogy course over 6 weeks held by the University of Strathclyde, so thought I would share details of the company that introduced me to this course, which was excellent. They have a long list of all types of courses, such as Business Management, Language & Culture, History, Law, Literature, Sports & Leisure, Teaching and Studying, and many more - all FREE.

A bit about them from their website:

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
Our partners
We’re a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education.
We have 88 partners from around the world. These include many of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, such as the British Council, the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Film and Television School.
We also work with a range of internationally renowned organisations - from professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), to businesses like the BBC and Marks & Spencer, to the UK Government.
We launched our first courses in September 2013 and since then 3,736,530 people have joined FutureLearn.

Try it, I did and I wasn't disappointed!

26 Comments

Wow, huge selection to choose from. Hot

great site, thanks op heat added

Lol, "try it, I didn't and I wasn't disappointed!"

Is it me or is that a very mixed message?

Original Poster

Lol, "try it, I didn't and I wasn't disappointed!" Is it me or is that a … Lol, "try it, I didn't and I wasn't disappointed!" Is it me or is that a very mixed message?


Well spotted, I have now edited my comment, thanks!

Thanks OP.

Heat from me

This looks excellent thanks op

certs are expensive though!

Awesome thanks, signed up for one.

Good site. Thanks for posting.

adamwilko007

certs are expensive though!



​hi @adamwilko007 what do you mean certs are expensive? and by expensive how much are we talking? I'm interested as I'm not very good around alot of people being agoraphobic so an online course would suit me fine heat added. :-)

The certificate are only to show that you have participated. Not any benefit other than a record for you. No matter what the charge surely having just received hours of free education it would be okay to give something back? IMHO of course

Original Poster

I did purchase the certificate (although yet to receive it) and it cost me £35.20 including postage and VAT, You do not have to purchase a certificate if you do not want to, so the cost can be nil.

I know it's a little off topic, but if you enrol on one of these courses, would you be entitled to apply for an NUS card?

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I did purchase the certificate (although yet to receive it) and it cost … I did purchase the certificate (although yet to receive it) and it cost me £35.20 including postage and VAT, You do not have to purchase a certificate if you do not want to, so the cost can be nil.



It can if you only want to learn for interest, but if you want to learn to put it on a CV you need the cert. Coursera does the same thing, but to be fair they have to make money somehow to fund the entire process.
Edited by: "gavin1" 27th May 2016

Great deal... thanks OP

Good find.

Thanks for this OP. applied for two courses and it did say £60 for the certificate and transcript which is well worth it.
Does anyone know if there is any free logistics or transport planning courses as I would really like one of those and am looking..couldn't find any here..

Original Poster

Thanks to everyone who has voted and for your kind comments.

Thanks for the heads up. I've also just signed up for the genealogy course - looking forward to it. Heat added.

TQ4 this

TQ4 this



Coursea is a great site too. Brilliant courses available. Courses available from around the world.

"Alison.com" has a very large selection of free online courses too. All ranging from psychology to languages.

These are still available, seemed worth having a reminder

Original Poster

Thanks mosskeeto, I agree
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