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FutureLearn

Course Marketplace

8.5
10
Our winner
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Pluralsight

Education Company

8.3
10

FutureLearn vs. Pluralsight - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
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.

Pluralsight logoPluralsight

Pluralsight is an online learning platform that focuses on teaching technical skills in a broad variety of subjects. Founded in 2004 by Aaron Skonnard, Keith Brown, Fritz Onion, and Bill Williams, the platform now boasts thousands of courses created by 1,500+ expert teachers.

Types of courses
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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
Pluralsight logoPluralsight
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

FutureLearn Unlimited

Unlimited access to 1400+ online courses from FutureLearn

$20 - 40 USD per month
Pluralsight logoPluralsight
PERSONAL

Pluralsight Skills

Access to Pluralsight's library of courses (either their core library with 2,500+ courses, or their full library with 7,000+ courses, depending on the plan).

$25 - 45 USD per month
Pros & cons
FutureLearn logoFutureLearn
    Pros
  • Wide range of courses from top universities
  • Affordable subscription
  • Cons
  • Limited free course access
Pluralsight logoPluralsight
    Pros
  • Wide range of courses
  • High-quality content
  • Experienced instructors
  • Cons
  • Limited free content
  • Only suited for tech skills
  • More geared towards businesses

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
2000+7000+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Popular

Available categories
Business Analytics & IntelligenceComplianceData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceIT CertificationsLanguage LearningLeadership
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness StrategyCommunicationComplianceContent Marketing
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
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Affordability
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Career value
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Customer support
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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

Company

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Company name
FutureLearn LimitedPluralsight, LLC
Company size

Medium

Large

Founded in
20122004
Headquarters

United Kingdom

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United States

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Founders
The Open UniversityAaron Skonnard, Keith Brown, Fritz Onion, Bill Williams
External reviews
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Trustpilot
4.7481 reviews
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4.7642000 reviews
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4.7208000 reviews
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1.6928 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
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.

Pluralsight logoPluralsight

Pluralsight is one of the online learning platform with a clear focus on helping companies upskill their employees with tech skills. While they do offer their course catalog to consumers as well, many of their main strengths come into play with enterprise customers. We particularly like their extensive library of courses, with a lot of them focussing on very specific technical topics that other platforms might not even have resources for. That means that Pluralsight is a great platform for companies looking to upskill employees and more advanced techies trying to learn new skills. As a beginner, you might be a bit overwhelmed on Pluralsight.

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