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Craftsy logo
Craftsy

Course Marketplace

6.9
10
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FutureLearn

Course Marketplace

8.5
10
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Craftsy vs. FutureLearn - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
Craftsy logoCraftsy

Craftsy is an online learning platform that specializes in courses about a wide variety of arts and crafts.

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FutureLearn is a British online learning platform that offers courses developed by their more than 175 university partners worldwide. The platform was founded in 2012 and has since attracted more than 10 million learners worldwide.

Types of courses
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Individual Craftsy courses

Purchase individual Craftsy courses, instead of getting them through the subscription.

$20 - $70 USD
Self-paced
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BACHELORS DEGREE

Bachelor's Degree

Get a Bachelor's degree from one of FutureLearn's partner universities

$10000 - $30000 USD
10-15 hours per week
MASTERS DEGREE

Master's Degree

Get a Master's degree from one of FutureLearn's university partners.

$10000 - $40000 USD
1-3 years
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Short Courses

Short courses on a wide variety of topics, created by universities and other institutions

FreeIncluded in subscription
2-4 hours per week
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Microcredentials

Create specialized courses created by top academic institutions worldwide. Some courses might count as academic credit towards a degree.

$500 - $1000 USD
6–12 weeks
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Craftsy membership

Access to Craftsy's complete library of 2,000+ classes. You can also share your membership with up to 3 family members.

$10 - 20 USD per month
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PERSONAL

FutureLearn Unlimited

Unlimited access to 1400+ online courses from FutureLearn

$20 - 40 USD per month
Pros & cons
Craftsy logoCraftsy
    Pros
  • Wide range of arts & Crafts courses
  • Cons
  • Limited course categories
  • Relatively poor customer reviews
FutureLearn logoFutureLearn
    Pros
  • Wide range of courses from top universities
  • Affordable subscription
  • Cons
  • Limited free course access

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
2000+2000+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Relatively niche

Available categories
Arts & Crafts
Business Analytics & IntelligenceComplianceData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceIT CertificationsLanguage LearningLeadership
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
6.9
10
8.5
10
Individual scores
Course quality
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LowHigh
Course catalog
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FutureLearn
Less satisfiedVery satisfied
Affordability
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FutureLearn
More expensiveHigher value
Career value
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FutureLearn
Low valueHigh value
Customer support
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FutureLearn
BadGood
Usability
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FutureLearn
BadGood

Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Ios
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Android

No apps available...

Company

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Company name
Craftsy Inc.FutureLearn Limited
Company size

Medium

Medium

Founded in
20102012
Headquarters

United States

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United Kingdom

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Founders
John Levisay, Bret Hanna, Josh Scott, Todd TobinThe Open University
External reviews
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App Store
1.9193000 reviews
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Play Store
2.3709000 reviews
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Trustpilot
1.4122 reviews
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Trustpilot
4.7481 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
Craftsy logoCraftsy

Craftsy has found an interesting niche, focusing their offering on arts & crafts. We like that their subscription plan is affordable, and they have a wide selection of courses, when it comes to the topics of arts & crafts. If you want to learn about different topics, Craftsy wouldn't be the right platform for you. We therefore recommend Craftsy to students that want to exclusively learn about arts & crafts, with a focused course offering.

FutureLearn logoFutureLearn

FutureLearn is one of the few online learning platforms that offer full online degrees. We also like that you can access a lot of their regular courses for free for a limited amount of time, with the upgrade to the paid course being offered as an optional add-on. In contrast to some other similar companies, their offering is also a lot more streamlined and easier to understand, which we think is another benefit of FutureLearn. That said, their catalog isn't as big as that of some of their competitors, which means that you might not find the course you're looking for, especially if it's a bit more niche. Overall, we can recommend FutureLearn for students that want to take full online degrees, as well as students that want to learn with courses from universities, instead of courses from individual instructors.

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