FutureLearn has a course production budget that’s available to partners to help develop and deliver courses, professional certificates and microcredentials in topic areas with high learner demand and revenue potential.
The topic areas we see highest demand in and are most keen to fund are:
- Public Health & Epidemiology
- Mental Health
- Teaching Online
- Special Education
- Programming & Cloud Computing
- Cyber Security
- Green Economy
- Machine Learning
- Data Science
- Financial Analytics
What can this budget be spent on?
Partners who access the course production budget can use it in a variety of ways. For example
- Academic time
- Learning design
- Course production
- Migrate content from another platform to FutureLearn
You can also make use of FutureLearn’s in-house production services, FutureLearn Studio, who can provide all elements of course development and development.
Note that this budget is restricted to course production. It cannot be used for other activities such as marketing.
How do I access this budget?
All budget requests are signed off by a committee at FutureLearn. In the first instance, talk to your Partnership Manager. They will give you an indication of how likely your proposal is to be approved.
To submit a proposal you’ll need to share an indicative budget breakdown with your partnership manager.
In most cases FutureLearn will retain the amount funded from the overall course revenue before revenue is shared from a course (e.g. if we fund £10k to a partner, the partners’ revenue share will start when the course has generated £10k)
How will I receive funds?
Once a budget is approved, you’ll need to sign an agreement and then invoice FutureLearn.