——— Alliance’s member ———


UK (Europe)

FutureLearn is a leading career-focused lifelong learning platform, focused on accelerating professional growth through online courses from 260+ global universities, organisations and industry partners.

Founded in 2012 with the goal of transforming access to education, we have developed an expansive career-focused portfolio. We offer over 1800 courses, ranging from short courses and professional accreditation to degrees and postgraduate qualifications. With over 18 million learners worldwide and an average of 3.5 million web visits every month, our goal is to become the #1 British brand for career-focused online learning. FutureLearn’s proprietary platform leverages our best practice learning design construct to deliver a quality experience that encourages participation, reinforcement of the content, and varied media formats that keep them engaged for longer. Partners consistently tell us that their courses get higher ratings and completions than on other platforms. Learners have given our courses an average rating of 4.7 out of 5.

At FutureLearn, we’re not just a course provider. We’re about creating opportunities and transforming lives. We’re about helping professionals realise their full potential and achieve their career goals. We’re about making quality education accessible to all, regardless of location or time constraints. Our dedication to providing accessible, high-quality, and diverse learning opportunities has garnered notable recognition, reinforcing our position as a trailblazer in the e-learning industry. Over the years, our platform has received numerous accolades, including the prestigious Scale-Up award at the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards, Best User Experience at the UXUK Awards, and Bronze in the Sustainability Education category at the QS Reimagine Education Awards for our Climate Action Initiative. These awards are a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering a superior learning experience to every user.


Ian Howell

Managing Director
Board member, Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance

Sky Zheng

Vice President (International Development)
Executive Committee member, Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance

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