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freeCodeCamp

Education Company

7.4
10
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FutureLearn

Course Marketplace

8.5
10
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freeCodeCamp vs. FutureLearn - complete comparison

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Description
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freeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization that offers a free and interactive learning platform that helps learners understand software development topics, like web development, data science, databases and more. In addition, they provide free certifications on these topics.

FutureLearn logoFutureLearn

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

freeCodeCamp certification

Learn a skill like frontend development or databases completely free with one of freeCodeCamp's certifications

Free
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

FutureLearn Unlimited

Unlimited access to 1400+ online courses from FutureLearn

$20 - 40 USD per month
Pros & cons
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    Pros
  • Totally free
  • Hands-on projects
  • Certifications available
  • Cons
  • Small selection of courses
  • Limited support
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    Pros
  • Wide range of courses from top universities
  • Affordable subscription
  • Cons
  • Limited free course access

General information

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Type
Education CompanyCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
15+2000+
Popularity

Popular

Relatively niche

Available categories
Web Development
Business Analytics & IntelligenceComplianceData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceIT CertificationsLanguage LearningLeadership
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
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8.5
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Usability
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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

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Company

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Company name
freeCodeCamp, Inc.FutureLearn Limited
Company size

Small

Medium

Founded in
20142012
Headquarters

United States

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United Kingdom

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Founders
Quincy LarsonThe Open University
External reviews
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4.417000 reviews
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3.3158000 reviews
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2.822 reviews
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4.7481 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
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freeCodeCamp is an excellent platform for learning how to code. We particularly like that it's a non-profit and all the courses and learning materials are provided completely for free, even though their course catalog is fairly limited. Their courses are in-depth and come with an intuitive interface that is helpful especially for beginners. This is why we recommend freeCodeCamp for beginners that want to learn how to code. More advanced learners might be better off choosing a platform with a broader course catalog and a learning experience that less caters to beginners.

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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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