This article covers how to start and return to a course you've already joined. For advice on joining a course, please see How to join a free course.
Get into a course using email links
When you join a course, you will receive a welcome email at the moment you join. To get the course and start learning, you can click on the link in your welcome email.
You should receive an email every Monday at 00:00 UTC to let you know what's coming up in this week of the course. These emails also contain links that will take you to the start of that week.
Get into a course while on the FutureLearn site
When you're signed into FutureLearn and browsing the site, you can go to Your Learning.
To find a course you've started, we recommend going to Your Learning. This will make sure you return to where you left off and avoid a situation where you join the same course multiple times.
To get to Your Learning, click on your profile picture and then click on Your Learning at the top of the menu that appears.
(If you haven’t uploaded a profile picture, your profile picture will be your initials in a coloured box, like in the example below.)
[Image descriptor: The above image shows the options that can be found by clicking your profile picture (or initials box if that you haven't uploaded a profile picture). The listed options are (in descending order) 'Your learning', 'Wishlist', 'Profile', 'Settings', 'Account', and 'Sign out'.]
You can also access Your Learning by clicking on Your Learning in the top header of the page.
[Image descriptor: the four headings at the top of the FutureLearn desktop site. From left to right, these are 'Subjects', 'Courses', 'Using FutureLearn', and 'Your Learning'.]
In Your Learning, you’ll see a list of courses you’ve signed up for. Click on the course you’d like to go to and you can get started.
You won’t see courses that haven’t started yet unless you use the drop-down menu in the top right of your course list (see the picture below) to show only your upcoming courses:
[Image descriptor: The above image shows the Your learning section of FutureLearn. The text 'Your learning' is in a grey box at the top of the page. Beneath that, on the left of the page, are four further page view options: 'Courses', 'Wishlist', 'Recommendations', and 'Achievements. On the right are two filters for the courses view, with 'In progress' selected, and 'Upcoming' as the second option beneath.]