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How To ​Enrol On a Course​

​How to Enrol on a Course in The Hive

​If you're having ​difficulties in ​enrolling to courses in The Hive or you're not quite sure how to go about it, this page should help.

​Just follow the instructions and it should all work out fine, but just in case you still can't ​enrol on your chosen course, send us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can - the details are at the bottom of this page.

Anyone is free to browse The Hive without logging in or even without being a member, but if you want to enrol on a course or view any of the lessons, you'll need a membership plan.

There are Free and Premium plans available, and you can get one right here:


If you need help subscribing to any of our plans, this page will give you all the assistance you need:

Step 1: Log In To The Hive

When you have a membership plan, your very first step to enrolling on a course will be to log in. I know this sounds obvious, but what you see in The Hive looks different when you're logged in to when you are not.

You can log in to The Hive by clicking the 'Login' button on the right side of the navigation bar on any page of the Chi-Squared Innovations website, and it looks like this:

At this stage you should get a popup urging you to enter your username and password (I hope you made a note of these!):

When you've logged in, the 'Login' button on the right of the navigation bar will have been replaced by your avatar and name.

If you haven't uploaded a mugshot, you can do so within your account profile.

Step 2: Choose A Course

The first thing to note here is that there are 3 ways to take courses in The Hive, and it depends which membership option you choose as to how to enrol on courses:

  • ​Free Plan
  • ​Premium Plan (​monthly or annual subscription)
  • ​Purchase courses individually

Data ninjas on any of our Premium Plans have an all-access pass. You are denied nothing. Nada. Zip. You can safely ignore the pricing and just go ahead and click Enroll to get access to any course.

On the other hand, if you have a Free Plan, then you can access some courses, but not all.

When you view our courses, any that are marked as FREE are free for all. Anyone with any of our Plans (Free or Premium) can take these courses.

On the other hand, if there is a price attached to the course, then to enrol you will need a Premium Plan or purchase the course.

​To select any course on the Courses page, just click on your chosen course and you'll be taken through to the curriculum page, which will look something like this:

On the right hand side are the enrolment details, and you can scroll down the page to view the curriculum and the lesson structure.

Step 3: Enrol On Your Chosen Course

At this stage, what you see will depend on whether you have a Free Plan, a Premium Plan or whether you're just browsing.

As mentioned above, if you have a Free Plan, then you can enrol in any course marked as FREE. In fact, anyone with any of our plans can enrol on a course marked as FREE. To do this, simply click ENROLL and you will be automatically enrolled on the course:

If you don't have one of our membership plans and are just browsing the site, then clicking BUY MEMBERSHIP will take you to the membership page where you can get any of our available Free or Premium Plans.

If you want to enrol in any of our non-free courses and you don't have a Premium Plan, then the enrollment details will look like this:

At this stage, to enrol on the course you will need to either upgrade to a Premium Plan (click BUY MEMBERSHIP) or purchase the course (click BUY NOW).

On the other hand, if you already have a Premium Plan, then you should see the ENROLL button, like this:

Step 4: Enjoy The Hive!

I hope this page has helped you to enrol on your favourite courses, and to understand how The Hive works.

​Whether you have a Free Plan, a Premium Plan or wish to purchase individual courses on an ad-hoc basis, ​there are plenty of courses for you in The Hive.



If you're still having difficulties enrolling after following these instructions, here are a few things you can try that might just make all the difference:

  • Make sure you're logged in - as you browse The Hive, it will show you what is (or is not) available to you, depending on your membership level. Making sure you're logged in ensures you get the right information at the right time
  • Use a Windows PC - in theory, the registration process should go smoothly on other devices, but we highly recommend a Windows PC, as this is what we develop and test on
  • Use Firefox - The Hive has been tested extensively using the Firefox web browser, and although it should work fine in other browsers, we cannot guarantee that it will work with all other browsers in all circumstances
  • Clear your browser's cache - sometimes your browser will grab your cache's contents (which might be out of date) rather than the latest content, in which case hitting ctrl-F5 to clear the cache and refresh the page will often do the trick

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