When you don’t have an account and you click to join a course in a course listings page or description page, you’ll see a page like this:
You can also get to this page by clicking on the pink Sign in button on the top right corner of the site:
To register, click on the word Register in pink text (just under the heading that says Sign in):
You’ll then see a page that looks very similar, but contains text boxes for you to fill in your name and email address, select your age, choose a password, and tell us how what sort of emails you’d like to receive from us.
Do I have to register with Facebook?
We offer Facebook sign-in to make things simpler for people who use Facebook, but if you don’t want to then you can just register with your email address.
If you sign in with Facebook, your FutureLearn account will be registered to the email address you use with Facebook.
If you don’t sign in with Facebook but you want to, you can link your Facebook account to your profile from your account settings later on, as long as the email address you’ve registered with is the address you use with Facebook.
Why do you ask for my age?
You need to be at least 13 years old to use the site by yourself, so we need to know you’re over 13. If you’re between 13 and 18 years old, we will need to send additional information about keeping yourself safe online. That’s it!
What do I do now I've joined?
Now you've joined the site, it's the perfect time to set up your profile and join your first course!