LinkedIn Learning Costs: How much is it?

Catherine Cooke

21 September, 2020

Linkedin Learning is one of the leading online learning platforms, an online community which merged Lynda.com with LinkedIn and then migrated into LinkedIn Learning in 2017. This learning community offers a wide range of courses in Business, Technology and Creative subjects. It is currently offering 16,000 courses taught by industry experts and has a growing community of 700+ million users.

Some of the questions that may come to mind when considering its cost are; How much is LinkedIn Learning? Do they have monthly subscriptions? Does LinkedIn Learning offer free courses? If it’s not for me can I get a refund?

Let’s dive straight in to help clarify some of these questions in this comprehensive Linkedin Learning pricing guide.

LinkedIn Learning Costs: An Overview

LinkedIn Learning offers a few options for paying for its courses. You can pay for an individual course with pricing varying from $20 to $50 (including VAT) or alternatively sign up for a monthly subscription of $29.98 a month or an annual plan of $19.99 a month.

As well as individual plans, it offers pricing plans for teams or entire organizations which are personalised. Prices for this aren’t disclosed so you would need to contact them to discuss.

 

Individual (One-off-payment)

Monthly Subscription

Annual Subscription

Team Plans

Courses

1 course

16,000+

16,000+

  16,000+

Earn a certificate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Offline viewing on the appYesYesYesYes
Personalised course recommendationsYesYesYesYes
Refunds30-day-refund-guaranteedN/AN/AN/A
Free trial30 days30 daysNo
Pricing

Price varies ($20 to $50)

$29.98 a month$19.99 a monthContact for personalised quote
More informationwww.linkedin.com/learning

Is LinkedIn Learning Free?

Sadly LinkedIn Learning doesn’t offer any free courses, but they do offer a 1 month free trial which will give you full access to all its 16,000 expert-led courses and other resources.

All you will need to do is register and add your card details. You won’t be charged for the subscription if you cancel at least a day prior to the end of that first month.

It’s a pretty good way to get a taste of the LinkedIn Learning platform right?

linkedin learning 1 month free trial

1 month free trial LinkedIn Learning

If you interested in giving the LinkedIn Learning 1-month free trial a try, then you can check it out here.

If you do decide to cancel your monthly free trial before it ends and then you have a change of heart and decide to rejoin on a paid subscription at a later date, you will be able to continue with the courses where you left off.

LinkedIn Learning Subscription Plans

The LinkedIn Learning Monthly and Annual subscription plans offer different prices, the Annual subscription works out a little cheaper, saving 33% compared to the monthly one.

  • Monthly: You will pay a monthly subscription of $29.98/month*
  • Annually: You will a annual fee that works out at $19.99/month*

linkedin learning subscriptions

LinkedIn Learning subscription plans

Both the pricing plans give you full access to the same features. I have listed these features below;

  • 16,000+ expert led courses
  • Personalised course recommendations
  • Earn a certificate on course completion
  • Practice exercise files and quizzes
  • Download to mobile app for offline viewing
  • Access LinkedIn’s Premium Career features

If you are wanting to find out more information about LinkedIn Learning subscription plans, then check out my review on LinkedIn Learning.

Buying Individual LinkedIn Learning Courses

If signing up for a subscription isn’t for you, then no worries as LinkedIn Learning has the option to Buy this course (see image below). If you know which specific course you are wanting to study with, then this could be the right option for you.

There are currently around 5,000 learning courses available to purchase individually. They are looking to expand this and the goal is to make the whole of the Learning library available for individual purchases in the future.

LinkedIn Learning buy this course

 

LinkedIn Learning buy this course

After you have purchased your course you will be able to rewatch and retake the course as many times as you would like, but you must keep your LinkedIn profile to do so.

LinkedIn Learning secure checkout

LinkedIn Learning secure checkout

You can also access the individual course via the mobile app where you can download the content and view and learn anytime and anywhere.

Note: A 30-day-money-back guarantee is available for the purchase of all individual courses with LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn Learning Team Pricing Plans

In addition to the individual courses LinkedIn Learning offers personalized elearning for your team or entire company.

LinkedIn Learning for teams

 

LinkedIn Learning for teams

You can request Get a free demo (see image above) and discuss with a representative how learning online can benefit your organization. Its content will be curated and personalized to meet the needs of every employee in your team. They will be able to access the content anytime and anywhere from their desktop or mobile device.

LinkedIn Learning Get a consultation

LinkedIn Learning Get a consultation

Note: Its pricing plan for teams has not been specified, so it is best to Get a consultation (see image above)  to discuss exactly what it is you are looking for.

Accepted Payment Methods & Currencies

You can purchase your Linkedin Learning courses or subscription plan with a debit/credit and prepaid cards or via PayPal. The available cards are American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, JCB, Diners Club (USD currency only), SEPA direct debit (only in countries using the EUR currency), iDEAL (only residents in the Netherlands), Sofort (only residents in Germany using EUR currency).

LinkedIn Learning payment method

LinkedIn Learning payment method

LinkedIn Learning accepts payments in a wide range of currencies. Actually 21 currencies are supported which makes this elearning platform appealing to users worldwide.

Note: The supported currencies are Australian Dollars (AUD), Brazilian Real (BRL), British Pound (GBP),  Canadian Dollars (CAD), Danish Krone (DKK), Egyptian Pound (EGP), Euro (EUR), Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Indian Rupee (INR), Japanese Yen (JPY), Mexican Peso (MXN), New Zealand Dollar (NZD), Norwegian Krone (NOK), Polish Zloty (PLN), Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR), Singapore Dollar (SGD), South African Rand (ZAR), Swedish Krona (SEK), Swiss Franc (CHF), Turkish Lira (TRY), United Arab Emirate Dinar (AED) and United States Dollar (USD).

How To Cancel LinkedIn Learning

You can cancel your LinkedIn Learning subscription at any time. Once you have cancelled it, it will come into effect on the billing expiration date of your current subscription. No refunds are offered on the LinkedIn Learning subscriptions.

To cancel your subscription:

  1. Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Select Premium subscription settings from the dropdown.
  3. Under Manage Premium account on the right rail, click Cancel subscription.
  4. Click Continue to cancel.

Note: If you sign up for a free trial and then cancel it, you won’t be eligible to sign up for another free trial for at least 12 months.

LinkedIn Learning Refunds

For the Individual courses learners have a 30-day refund guarantee with LinkedIn Learning. However, the courses become non-refundable after the one-month period. The best way to avoid a refund is to check out some of the preview videos which are available for free to get a taste of what is to come.

LinkedIn Learning Costs: Last Thoughts

Ok, let’s conclude the LinkedIn Learning pricing guide;

  1. It has reasonable pricing plans
  2. Options from individual courses, subscription plans to team plans

This well established platform focuses on improving skills in Business, Technology and Creative topics. It offers individual courses or signing up for a monthly or annual subscription. If you choose the annual subscription, you will be saving 33% over the full year.

The 1-month free trial is ideal for you to try out the platform after which you can then decide to cancel before the 1 month ends and you won’t have to pay anything.

If individual learning isn’t what you are looking for, then you have the personalized online learning for your entire team or company. The price of this plan is customized and it is best to request a consultation to find out more.

If a more comprehensive review on LinkedIn Learning is what you are looking for then give it a read here. I hope you now have a clearer understanding of what the different LinkedIn Learning pricing guides are and which plan best suits you.

Please, leave a comment below if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help you out.

Catherine Cooke

Hey. I am Catherine and have been working as a freelancer for many years now and I believe that you are in charge of your own destiny. If learning a new skill or having a career change is something you want to do, then there is no better time than the present. If you have a question please feel free to ask me anything or leave me a comment.
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