Partners are required to submit key information before each course starts so that FutureLearn can produce accurate certificates for those learners who achieve them.
Add information for certificates
In Course Creator, when you visit your course edit page, you’ll see a ‘Certificates’ section.
Clicking on the ‘Edit certificate’ button takes you to a page where you can enter the information for these products (course description, signatory name, title etc).
For Certificates of Achievement, you will see a couple of additional fields, the contents of which will be shown on the learner’s transcript.
- A longer description of the course
- Syllabus for the course – approximately 5-10 bullet points summarising the topics covered
- Learning outcomes
This form also provides a way to submit signatures.
a) Ask your lead educator/s to write their signature for the course on a white piece of paper
b) Scan the signature and save it as JPEG or PNG
c) Upload the picture by clicking ‘Choose file’ and select the file for upload
When the form has been completed, and the ‘Update statement details’ button clicked, the information, including the vectorised signature, will be in its draft state.
The partner logo and any co-creator logos will be automatically pulled over into the certificate.
Please note due to formatting we can only support one partner logo and 3 co-creator logos on both the course description page and the certificate.
If you would like any endorsers to be included please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You’ll be able to preview your Certificate of Achievement or Transcript if your course offers one and Downloadable Certificate, by downloading a PDF directly in course creator.
Submit for review
Once you have checked the information supplied is correct, the form needs to be submitted for review by a user with Organisation Admin access.
Once submitted for review, it can only be edited by users with an Organisation Admin role or FutureLearn Admin. Organisation Admins can edit the certificate details by moving the certificate back to "In Draft" status by clicking the 'Move back to draft' button:
Please note that after making any changes, users will need to re-submit the certificate information for review.
Following submission, a FutureLearn Administrator will double-check the information supplied for consistency and spelling, before marking the certificate as ready to be issued to learners who qualify for it. Once the certificate has been approved by a FutureLearn Administrator, you will see the below message on the certificate details:
On runs where certificates are in an approved state, they will be created in that state already when the contents of the run are duplicated to a new one. Organisation admins will not need to submit re-run certificates for review again. We have also made it possible for Organisation admins to move certificates back to in_draft status so they are again editable. Please note that if you edit the certificate information, you will need to submit it for review again. It will then be reviewed and approved by a FutureLearn administrator.