We're delighted to announce that Benefex has collaborated with FutureLearn, the social learning platform, to offer financially-focused online courses to our clients as part of an expansive financial wellbeing ecosystem.
As part of our financial wellbeing ecosystem, we have included FutureLearn's courses as a way of enhancing employees’ understanding of finances in order to manage their own money more effectively.
Two FutureLearn courses are being promoted as part of the initiative: Finance Fundamentals: Financial Planning and Budgeting, and Finance Fundamentals: Managing the Household Balance Sheet.
Developed by The Open University Business School, a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, these courses will not only deliver valuable skills to help learners to manage finances at home and at work, but learners who choose to go on to complete additional courses within the specific Business and Finance Fundamentals Program can also earn degree credit.
Learners who complete and achieve Certificates of Achievement for these two courses, along with the additional six short online courses that are part of the Program, can be awarded 30 UK credits towards the The Open University Business School’s BA in Business Management. Learners who choose to do this will need to pass a linked Open University assessment module requiring separate OU registration and fee.
Stephen Somerville, Director of Business Development at FutureLearn, commented: “We’re thrilled to be working with Benefex to help their members build their financial skills. Managing finances is a fundamental life skill today and something that everyone should be able to learn about. We’re proud that our platform offers a range of high quality courses from acclaimed university and institutional partners, to help learners get the financial education they need and that for those learners more interested in the subject, we offer a pathway into a more formal accreditation.”
Gethin Nadin, Director Ecosystems at Benefex, commented: "We believe financial wellbeing is an outcome and not a single product. Our approach is to ensure employees fully understand their own finances before they can plan for the future. Adding Future Learn to our ecosystem means our clients' employees can gain financial confidence as they start their journey to financial wellbeing."
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Founded by The Open University in 2012, FutureLearn is a social learning platform, designed to support learning through conversation. It offers 5.7 million learners free online courses from world-leading UK and international universities, centres of research excellence and specialist education providers like the British Council, Creative Skillset and European Space Agency. FutureLearn is an international platform with over 75% of its users based outside of the UK.