FDP: Online facilitator module *Invitation only* FD011O / B20

Start date
9 Dec 20
1 Week
Online Course


This Online, self-paced course provides guidance to support your role as an online facilitator on STEM Learning’s open online courses delivered through FutureLearn. You will explore approaches to online facilitation and develop the technical skills required of online facilitators within the FutureLearn platform.

The course also provides an induction to the online CPD programme on FutureLearn, enabling you to connect participants’ needs with related courses and address queries about how the programme operates.

Completion of this module will enable you to facilitate your first online course. Through your first online course you will be asked to undertake a short peer-review and reflection activity which, upon successful completion, will entitle you to CPD Quality Mark - Associate Online Facilitator status.

Who is the course for?

This course is for facilitators of STEM Learning’s online CPD programme.

What topics are covered?

  • Introduction to FutureLearn
  • Learning through our online courses
  • Encouraging participation
  • Facilitating your first online course

This course takes around three hours to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time.


  • Apply an understanding of online facilitation approaches to support participants’ professional learning in open online courses
  • Produce course summaries in written and video formats that highlight learning points from a course
  • Develop course emails that engage participants and encourage them to undertake course activities
  • Reflect on your approach to online facilitation and make changes to improve your practice to best support online participants


FDP: Online facilitator module09 December 202000:00-00:00Online course


This course is hosted on the FutureLearn social learning platform. The email address you give when you apply will be used to send you joining instructions and information about your course. Please make sure you can be contacted directly with this email address. You will be asked to create a FutureLearn account with the same email address you register, if you do not already have one.

In addition to STEM Learning Terms and Conditions, by booking on this course you are consenting to your details being shared with FutureLearn under their Terms and Conditions for Invited Learners. By booking onto this course, you agree that your information will be held by FutureLearn and National STEM Learning Centre as data controllers in common, and your progress on this course will be monitored by STEM Learning.

If you have booked in advance of the course being available, you will receive access to the course on FutureLearn no later than the course start date.


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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree
State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

Outside the UK? Fee information

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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