Teaching Courses

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FutureLearn’s range of online teaching courses gives existing and aspiring teachers the chance to improve their skills and focus on professional development. Whether you’re looking to pursue an interest, advance your career, or learn a new skill, you can find teaching courses to support your ambitions.

Why choose an online teaching course?

One of the main reasons why people choose to take teaching courses online is the flexibility that it brings. It can sometimes be hard to step away from the hectic pace of life, but studying online gives you the opportunity to do so from just about anywhere. You can take your FutureLearn teaching course in an environment that’s comfortable for you. They give you the chance to study from home, without the need for early-morning or late-night commutes to class.

An online teaching course also gives you the freedom and flexibility to study at a time that suits you. Many of our programs require just 2-5 hours of study each week, but it’s up to you when you dedicate that time.

What types of courses are available?

Our online courses for teachers cover a wide variety of subject areas, meaning you’re sure to find something that suits your needs. This includes topics such as STEM teaching and language teaching, as well as courses on teaching maths and teaching science. If you’re looking to learn about inclusive teaching or how to teach online, we’ve got you covered there too.

Short or in-depth teaching courses

As well as regular teaching courses, we also offer microcredentials and longer programs. Microcredentials are courses that give you the chance to upskill your existing knowledge without the demands of a full degree. These industry-relevant subjects will give you credit towards a degree or an independent certification.

With programs, you can take multiple courses related to a specific topic.

So, if you’re interested in teaching computing, you can find a program on programming. Similarly, if you want to know about Teaching English or TEFL, a program on understanding the IELTS could be useful.

Alongside online courses for teachers, you’ll also find a range of relevant degrees from leading universities. We’re committed to helping the professional development of teachers, offering content suitable for both primary and secondary education teaching.

What Will I Learn?

  • Develop your teaching skills with short, online professional development courses and in-depth programs that are easy to fit around your timetable. Start learning for free, on desktop, tablet or mobile.
  • Upgrade your course for ongoing access to the course content, tests, and the chance to gain a Certificate of Achievement. Buy Unlimited for access to hundreds of short courses in a year and the ability to keep access to courses you gain a certificate on.
  • Get ahead and learn with top educationalists from leading universities and specialist teaching organisations. Network with and learn from the experiences of other teachers all over the world.