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LinkedIn Learning


What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform that boasts a library of over 21,000 courses. These courses are led by industry experts and cover a range of topics from business, technology, software, and interpersonal skills.

At King’s, all students and staff have FREE access to LinkedIn Learning via their KCL Single Sign-On credentials. Whether you want to boost your employability, improve your skillset, or simply try something new, LinkedIn Learning is the perfect place to start.

To activate your free account, press the link and sign in using your KCL email and password: LinkedIn Learning. Please note, if you already have a LinkedIn account and are currently signed in, you may need to sign out first. Once your account is set up, you have the option to connect your LinkedIn Learning account to your LinkedIn profile (see more information below).

What are the benefits of LinkedIn Learning?

  • The opportunity to upskill through thousands of courses, collections and learning paths covering a range of topics and skills.
  • The ability to tailor content to your individual needs with courses ranging from beginner to advanced.
  • The option to connect your LinkedIn Learning account to your LinkedIn profile. In doing so, employers and connections can view your skill pages and any ‘Certificates of Completion’ you have gained from completing a course.
  • Learn on the go by downloading the LinkedIn Learning mobile app! Download videos and watch offline whilst travelling.
  • Transcriptions available for all courses with a selection of languages to choose from. 

Watch this introduction course on how to use LinkedIn Learning: How to Use LinkedIn Learning


Additional Information

How to Access LinkedIn Learning

You can access LinkedIn Learning via your SSO (Single Sign-On). Simply click the link LinkedIn Learning, enter your KCL email and approve sign-in via your Authenticator app. Once you have logged in, your account will remain active for the duration of your time at King’s. Please note, If you are having issues, you may need to sign out of your personal LinkedIn account first. You can also try a different browser or add the 'Single Sign-on' extension to your Chrome.

How do I connect my LinkedIn Learning account to my LinkedIn profile?

Once logged in, navigate to ‘Me’ in the top right-hand corner, click the drop-down box and select ‘Settings’. On the ‘Settings’ page, scroll down to the bottom of the page until you reach ‘Connect your LinkedIn account to your LinkedIn learning account provided by your organization’. Press the ‘Connect my account’ button, enter the details of the LinkedIn account you wish to connect to and accept the terms and conditions. If you want to disconnect your account in the future, simply return to the ‘Settings’ page and click the ‘Disconnect my account’ button.

How much does LinkedIn Learning cost?

LinkedIn Learning is FREE for all King’s staff and students via KCL Single Sign-On. This subscription would usually cost £203.88 per year or £29.99 a month per individual.

Can I use LinkedIn Learning for my personal development as well as my university studies?

Of course! LinkedIn Learning can be used to support your academic learning or personal development goals. Whether you want to learn a coding language, improve your presentation skills, or learn how to play the guitar, there are plenty of courses to pick from. Please note, you don’t need to have a LinkedIn account to have LinkedIn Learning.

How do I add ‘Certificates of Completion’ to my LinkedIn account?

Once you have connected your accounts, you will have the option to add ‘Certificates of Completion’ gained from completing a course to your profile. Please watch the tutorial below for a step-by-step guide: Adding Certificates of Completion.

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LinkedIn Learning gives students insightful knowledge into different industries. These courses are free for a long time which is really a bonus!

- Postgraduate student, Faculty of Arts & Humanities