International Open Academy

Introduction

Over 400,000 students in 139 countries have trusted International Open Academy to teach them new skills, hobbies, and trades. From sign language and TESOL to auto maintenance and face painting, our courses make learning fun, accessible, and easy! Some courses can help you get ahead in your career, while others bring to life a new passion. Our courses are internationally accredited by ICOES and contribute to continuous professional development (CPD/CPE).


IOA is your one-stop shop for professional development, personal growth, and goal fulfilment. We empower students to live the life they love by delivering diverse and easy to use courses right to your screen. From making a career change to exploring new hobbies or interests, we have courses to tackle a wide spectrum of life’s challenges. Through videos, text, activities, and exams, we keep subjects interesting and entertaining! Learn anywhere, any time, and at your own pace with courses optimized for computers, tablets, and phones.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Course - 120 hour TEFL (TESOL)

Online Full time Part time 60  Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

Gain the freedom to work and travel the world at the same time by teaching English online or in the classroom. [+]

Gain the freedom to work and travel the world at the same time by teaching English online or in the classroom

Do you want to teach English, either at home, online, or abroad, but you’re not sure where to start? This TESOL Certification course is fully accredited, internationally recognized, and will give you the tools you need to be successful as a teacher of English as a Second Language!

TESOL means Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and is sometimes referred to as a TEFL certificate - which means Teaching English as a Foreign Language. With a TESOL/TEFL certificate, you show the schools that you’re applying to that you know how to teach - from lesson planning and classroom management to theory and pedagogical techniques.... [-]


Course in Accounting & Bookkeeping

Online Full time Part time 60  Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

Don’t let numbers scare you! Learn the world of finance straight from the experts and bravely face your finances with this online accounting course. [+]

Don’t let numbers scare you! Learn the world of finance straight from the experts and bravely face your finances with this online accounting course

Do you wish you had a better grasp of accounting?

Everyone, whether you want to become an accountant or know more about your personal and business finances, will benefit from a better understanding of accounting and bookkeeping.

The IOA Accounting & Bookkeeping course gives you the basics you need to familiarize yourself with accounting and bookkeeping, to prepare yourself to begin a career in the field, and/or be a better asset to your business.

Wouldn’t you like to:

Understand the financial side of your business better Get a head start on your career in accounting or bookkeeping Better understand how to plan for and prepare taxes ... [-]

Course in Coding for Beginners

Online Full time Part time 60  Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

With our technology-driven world, learning the basics of coding and programming can be extremely useful for your everyday technical needs. [+]

With our technology-driven world, learning the basics of coding and programming can be extremely useful for your everyday technical needs

What in the world is coding all about?

The terms coding and programming are often thrown about in the computer world, but most people don’t really understand what the words mean. In fact, most are coding and programming illiterates and even the ones that can offer up a believable definition, don’t know much more than that. Our Coding for Beginners course is an excellent introduction to the world of programming and its significance to the modern-day computer user.

Still wondering why you need this course?

It’s simple really, the world is becoming more automated. Businesses are relying heavily on their website’s traffic margin. Online searches and sales are skyrocketing daily. It is garishly obvious that computer technology is not only here to stay but is on the upsweep of the career market. Individuals who have at least a basic grasp of coding and programming will be highly sought-after in that marketplace, as it will be apparent that they are people on the cutting edge of modern technology. Our Coding for Beginners online course will give you a significant advantage over your peers.... [-]


Course in Criminology and Profiling

Online Full time Part time 60  Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

Delve into the criminal mind and be the person who can read clues to catch the culprit with your inside knowledge of criminology. [+]

Delve into the criminal mind and be the person who can read clues to catch the culprit with your inside knowledge of criminology

Have you always been fascinated by crime and the people who help catch criminals? Are you an avid fan of crime series? Do you love working out puzzles? Are you practical and methodical? If the answer’s Yes, then your profile matches that of a criminologist.

There’s a huge demand for your logical mind too! Around 1,197,704 violent crimes were committed in the US and property stolen valued at around $12 billion last year, according to FBI figures. That’s a lot of work for criminal investigators.

It’s a world that fascinates all of us. Around 73.8 million viewers tuned in to CSI in its 15 years on the air. It’s captivating to see them painstakingly go over a crime scene, gather evidence, analyze it and capture perpetrators.... [-]


Course in Dog Training Essentials

Online Full time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Whether you need to train your new puppy or you own an older dog with problem behaviours, then this video course, filmed with real dogs, is for you. Less than 5% of dog owners take their canine friends to a training centre. [+]

ABOUT THIS COURSE

EFFECTIVE TRAINING FOR LASTING BEHAVIOR AND A STRONG BOND WITH DOGS OF ANY AGE

Whether you need to train your new puppy or you own an older dog with problem behaviours, then this video course, filmed with real dogs, is for you. Less than 5% of dog owners take their canine friends to a training centre. Physically attending classes each week takes commitment, time and money. Now, with this online course, you can work at your own pace without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Millions of dogs get dropped off in shelters each year by owners who can't cope and one of the top reasons for this is lack of professional training. Many of these dogs end up being euthanized. A trained dog is 6 times less likely to be surrendered to a shelter. Dogs don't come trained, and they need owners who are willing to work with their animals in a calm and structured way, putting in place the habits and behaviours needed for a happy and healthy life. Without proper training, issues will occur later down the road.... [-]


Course in Home Makeover

Campus Full time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

With the knowledge in this course, you can transform your home into your dream environment with much less effort than you might think. To begin with, your Home Refresh and Remodeling chapters will take you through the basics of decoration, refurbishment and simple repairs. [+]

ABOUT THIS COURSE

LEARN HOW TO TACKLE REMODELING, DECORATION, REFURBISHMENT AND SIMPLE REPAIRS IN ORDER TO TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE INTO YOUR DREAM HOME


With the knowledge in this course, you can transform your home into your dream environment with much less effort than you might think. To begin with, your Home Refresh and Remodeling chapters will take you through the basics of decoration, refurbishment and simple repairs. Learn how to approach projects, work with contractors and keep to a budget. Discover how much work you can actually carry out yourself, saving significant costs. We’ll introduce you to the basics of interior design so you have an overall plan in mind before beginning refurbishment.... [-]


Course in HR & Payroll Management

Online Full time Part time 60  Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

Happy workers are more loyal and productive! Keep your staff satisfied by following the guidelines on employees pay, rights and benefits. [+]

Happy workers are more loyal and productive! Keep your staff satisfied by following the guidelines on employees pay, rights, and benefits

No matter what the state of the economy may be, there will always be companies looking to fill roles within human resources and payroll management. No company can remain afloat without these integral support staff positions.

Entering into these in-demand fields requires you to have an understanding of what is payroll management in HR, the rules and regulations for record keeping, employee benefits, and remaining in compliance with state and federal guidelines. As a payroll manager or other HR specialist, you need to understand how to work with a diverse team and provide guidance and answer questions to company-wide staff.... [-]


Course in Interior Design & Home Styling

Online Full time Part time 60  Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

Set up your own interior design business by learning the skills you need to create amazing interior solutions and concepts. [+]

Set up your own interior design business by learning the skills you need to create amazing interior solutions and concepts

Design exquisite home interiors without leaving yours! Interior design is a stimulating and rewarding profession. It challenges your creativity, ingenuity, practicality, and inspiration. It’s also great fun! Interior designers were once used only by the very wealthy. Now, interior design, particularly in the area of home styling, is widely sought after. People have busy lives and are prepared to incorporate the cost of a designer into home projects so that they achieve an outstanding finish that’s professional & individual and get the job done quickly and efficiently.... [-]


Course in Make Up Artististry

Online Full time Part time 60  Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

Take your Make up Artistry skills to the next level and be responsible for helping to make others look and feel beautiful no matter the occasion! [+]

“View but her face, and in that little round you may observe a world of variety". John Ford

Did you know that a successful makeup artist can earn up to $100,000 per year and that the expected market growth is 13%, with 83,300 jobs expected to open before 2022?

And that the career opportunities are nearly endless? Whether you want to freelance at weddings, work in TV or cinema, in a beauty salon, become a writer or even a Youtuber - the opportunities are enormous.

It's a fantastic and rewarding career where you get to make others look and feel beautiful and get paid to do so. And the best part is that you can easily adapt it to the lifestyle that best suits you.... [-]


Course in Special Educational Needs

Online Full time Part time 60  Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

Help students overcome diversity in their special educational needs through your knowledge of how to teach them to grow as students and individuals. [+]

Help students overcome diversity in their special educational needs through your knowledge of how to teach them to grow as students and individuals

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students who need your help?

As we continue to improve in our ability to identify students with learning disabilities and diverse needs, the importance of individuals who are trained to help these students increases.

Students with special educational needs require special services to perform in the classroom and grow as students and individuals. Schools are always looking for talented individuals who can provide their students with the appropriate interventions to help them succeed.... [-]


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