Most of our free short courses and ExpertTracks are unaccredited, but they can still benefit your career or university application.
Where a short course is accredited, this information will be included on the course information page.
Earn university credit as you learn
FutureLearn's microcredentials have been designed specifically by our partner universities to enable you to earn credits, which can count towards a specific degree at the partner university.
Where this is the case, the microcredential page will provide details of what the credit will be recognised for.
For information about credit and microcredentials, please see What credit will I get for a microcredential?
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 microcredential 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.