Frequently Asked Questions

The Trends and Foresight Masterclass Series

What is the Trends and Foresight Masterclass Series?

The Trends and Foresight Masterclass series is an online and on-demand educational course into the latest techniques, strategies and methodologies used by global forecasters and consultancies to identify tomorrow’s big trends today.

Comprising 24 online modules, across three separate levels, each is backed up with easy-to-follow 15-minute video lectures led by Martin Raymond, co-founder of The Future Laboratory and author of The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook. 

All modules contain downloadable PDFs about the key trends covered within each, along with selected podcasts with industry professionals, lesson summaries and further reading links. 

At the end of each module, you can also take the interactive questionnaires to test your knowledge.

You can sign up here.

How long does the course take to complete?

Aware of the professional and academic constraints many of us work under, we have designed the modules and levels to be opened-ended so that you can start them immediately after purchase or at your convenience, which is why there is no deadline for completing the full series. Just log in and study whenever and wherever you want.

What is the best way to study and complete each module and level?

Each module and level should be approached sequentially to extract maximum value in terms of lessons and outcomes. 

Each visual lecture should be listened to first, followed by reading the accompanying PDF notes, which have been written to expand on the insights and knowledge encapsulated in the lecture itself.

The accompanying links can then be used to find out more about the trends, behaviours or cultural communities that are covered in both. 

Your reading resources list can then be used to expand on this thinking by introducing you to source texts, alternative viewpoints, or other industry blogs, white papers or academic texts designed to widen and deepen your understanding of more focused texts or methodologies we’ll be studying. 

Finally, a multiple-choice test has been added to each module so that you can self-challenge your learning, memory and comprehension skills once all of the above has been digested.

Will I be able to take part in live sessions with Martin Raymond at any point while studying his masterclasses?

Yes. Martin hosts regular live sessions, with accompanying Q&A time, so that he can update you on the latest thinking relating to each of the three levels covered.

Once you have signed up to the masterclasses, we’ll send you an email to book in to the live sessions with Martin.

How does this course differ from The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook by Martin Raymond?

The course is a distilled version of the 2nd edition of The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook. This course breaks down the content into a modular online form, with additional sections and links relating to trends mentioned in the lecture and in the accompanying summary notes from the book.

You can purchase a copy of the book here.

How do I set up my registration?

After purchasing The Trends and Foresight Masterclass series, you will receive an email with a link to register your login details. You will need to set up a unique password, which you will use each time you log in to the platform. 

How do I log in to my membership?

After you have registered and set up your password, you can log in to your membership here. You can also find this page from the footer of our website – just click ‘Academy login’ or log in from the Academy page in our main website navigation.

How many users can take the course?

Only one person should complete the course. If you wish to add multiple users, you can get in touch with us to purchase one of our discounted packages.

Can I add more users?

Absolutely. Many of our clients have their whole team signed up to complete the full masterclass series. Each person will be given a unique password to log in. If you are interested in getting access to multiple licences, please contact us here and we can discuss our masterclasses packages.

Why can’t I access all 24 modules now?

The full masterclass series, consisting of 24 modules, is broken down across three levels of learning and development.

Level 1 (Modules 1–8) is available now
Level 2 (Modules 9–16) is available now
Level 3 (Modules 17–24) will be launched in Feb 2021

Click here to purchase Level 1, or you can pre-book the full masterclass series at a discounted rate. You will receive an email when Level 2 and 3 are launched.

Can I take this course if I already work in the industry?

The Trends and Foresight Masterclass Series provides a professional educational journey and experience for MBAs, creatives, strategic foresight teams and corporate practitioners who are keen to hone their existing skills.

Is this course made for students?

This course is also perfect for students and industry newcomers who want to become strategic foresight, innovation and trend forecasting professionals. Students can also apply for a 50% discount off the full masterclass series. Click here to submit your information and we will send you your discount code.

Will I receive a certificate after completing the full masterclass series?

After completing Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 of the Trends and Foresight Masterclass Series you will receive a Certificate of Achievement, which you can upload to your CV or LinkedIn profile to showcase your professional skills.

 *Please note this is not a Certificate of Higher Education at university or diploma level.

How can I get a VAT receipt for my payments?

We will send a VAT receipt to the email address associated with your masterclass membership after your initial payment.

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