The first step is to find a course you’d like to join! You can browse all of our courses by clicking on Subjects at the top left of the page:
or search for something specific using the search bar on the top right:
If the exact thing you’re looking for doesn’t appear under the search bar once you’ve typed it in, press enter on your keyboard and you’ll be taken to a list of related search results.
When you click on a link in one of our emails, you’ll be taken to the course description page for the course you clicked on.
What to do once you've found a course
If a course is open to join, you’ll see a pink button near the top of the course description page:
When you click on Join course for free, you’ll be taken to the bottom of the page where you’ll see a list of options:
Clicking on Join free will take you to a page with information about the data we collect and what emails you will receive from us:
Click on Go to course to get started!
Our courses have set start dates, which you can find listed on the course description page. Courses that haven’t started yet won’t have a Go to course link, but you will be able to take a look at the welcome area instead.
To learn more about what comes next, take a look at this article: What to expect when your course starts.
Can I still join a course that started in the past?
The course start date shows when the course material became available on the site, or when it will next become available.
Courses normally stay open for enrolments up to 6 weeks after the course Duration shown on the course description page. As long as you can see a Join button next to the course start date, that course is available to join and new learners will still be signing up.
When you join a course, you can access it for free for the Duration period plus two weeks, starting either from the start date or the date you joined the course - whichever is later.
Joining a later run
Now might not be the right time to join this course. If you’d rather take it another time, click on Start dates at the top of the page to see if any more runs of the course have been confirmed:
Then click on where it says Join in pink text, next to the future date you’re interested in:
Don’t click on the pink button - that will enrol you on the current or nearest upcoming run.