Most of our courses are unaccredited, but they can still benefit your career or university application.
Where a course or program is accredited, this information will be included on the course or program information page.
Earn university credit as you learn
Some FutureLearn programs have been designed specifically by our partner universities to enable you to earn credits, which will count towards a specific degree at the partner university.
Where programs are designed as pathways into degree programs, the program page will provide details of what the credit will be recognised for.
Using your credit elsewhere
Credit may also be recognised by other institutions, including institutions in countries using different credit systems. If you want to use the credits from a FutureLearn program you’ve completed at another university, you should talk to your admissions office or look for information about accreditation of prior learning (APL) or recognition of prior learning (RPL) on the university’s website. The decision will be based on the university policy on accreditation of prior learning and the subject you are applying to study.
You can use the credit as one of the qualifications listed on your application form for any university or course and on your CV when you apply for a job.
How courses are graded
The final grade for each for-credit program will depend on the program. Typically your score from the final assessment course will contribute all or the majority of the marks for your final grade. Sometimes the mark that you gain from the FutureLearn courses in the program will also contribute to your final mark. The details of this will be outlined on the final assessment course page.