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.

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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/TEFL 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.

Throughout the course, you will get the opportunity to submit lesson plans to experienced TESOL/TEF teachers, gaining valuable feedback from experts who have been teaching abroad for years!... [-]

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Get your passport to exciting jobs around the world. Learn the skills to be a top bartender - from looking after beer to brewing perfect coffees. ... [+]

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About this course

Knowing how to successfully run a bar is your passport to finding employment anywhere in the world.

Let’s face it, many people look for bar work because:

It’s a fun and flexible way to make money. You get to meet new people all the time. The tips can easily double your pay (good going when you consider the average bartender salary in the US is $20,212). Anything can - and will - happen when you’re dealing with the public every day. It’s a world away from a 9-5 desk job (yawn!).

There’s always a demand for good bartenders. But there’s a lot of competition too.

Having an internationally-recognized certificate in your pocket will open doors for you.... [-]

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

About this course

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.... [-]

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Unleash your creative expression! Style elegant events! If you have a natural flair for styling and design, one of the most rewarding ways to give expression to your crea ... [+]

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Unleash your creative expression as you learn how to design and style the best events that will deliver a 'WOW' experience to your clients

If you have a natural flair for styling and design, one of the most rewarding ways to give expression to your creativity is by designing and styling events. Think of it – a large blank canvas for you to paint colourful, captivating effects on!

Fundamentals first, cool artistry later!

It can be very tempting to want to jump right in and begin to choose the elements of styling too early. In this IOA course, train in the fundamentals behind event design first so you approach projects professionally and responsibly and you’re fully prepared to plan successful events.... [-]

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Create harmony and a haven for happiness in your home by carefully organizing rooms to increase their positive energy. ... [+]

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Create harmony and a haven for happiness in your home by carefully organizing rooms to increase their positive energy.

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophical way of living, where everything is harmonized with the environment. While Feng Shui covers much more than the home, learning to balance the elements of your home can help you to not just create beautiful spaces that you can enjoy, but also to create harmony, balance, and happiness in the careful and planned organization of spaces, shapes, colors, and focal points of your home.

What you'll learn

Whatever your reason for taking this course, you'll learn the following skills:

The basics of interior Feng Shui About forms and shapes The basics of Qi and its meaning in a home How to balance shapes and objects Why clutter matters How to apply Feng Shui in the kitchen How to Apply Feng Shui in the bedroom How to Apply Feng Shui to living spaces How to balance and harmonize your home What matters and what doesn't in Feng Shui Who is this course for? ... [-]
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Make celebrations and events go smoothly and successfully by understanding nutrition, catering needs, food and drink requirements. ... [+]

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Spectacular offer! About this course

One of the most satisfying aspects of catering is being able to help make someone’s celebration go smoothly.

As a caterer, you will be helping people celebrate some of the most important milestones and moments in their life, and being able to see the smile on your client’s faces when you give them a time they will not forget is priceless.

Whether you are looking for a new career that is less monotonous or looking for your first career and want to work in an exciting, rewarding industry, our online Food & Beverage course can help you get where you want to be. Among other things, owning a successful catering or party planning business requires an understanding of food, beverages, and the service of each.... [-]

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Play a key role in the solving of crimes as you learn how forensic science is used to find evidence and bring criminals to justice. ... [+]

About this course

Play a key role in the solving of crimes as you learn how forensic science is used to find evidence and bring criminals to justice.

Are you curious about Forensic Science and how it is used to solve crimes?

Many crimes are solved by a “smoking gun” such as an eyewitness or being caught in the act. Other crimes are more complex to solve and require forensic evidence to identify and prove the perpetrator’s guilt.

Forensic science has become the modern “smoking gun” to help solve many of these cases. Perhaps you’ve been watching too many CSI shows on TV and you’ve been wondering if all their techniques are real? Maybe you are interested to know how basic principles of science can be used in crime investigation, are considering a career as a forensic scientist, or need to know more to advance your current fields, such as criminology, forensic psychology, criminal law, or crime-writing?... [-]

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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 an ... [+]

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.


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.... [-]

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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.... [-]

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Profit from the booming demand for manicures and pedicures. Find out how to care for and decorate nails with these techniques used by experts. ... [+]

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Profit from the booming demand for manicures and pedicures. Find out how to care for and decorate nails with these techniques used by experts.

Paying attention to the care and decoration of hands, fingernails, feet and toenails is essential for a fully groomed look. Business is booming for nail salons all over the world and demand for good nail artists is flourishing.

There’s huge demand now for many types of nail treatments. Customers expect high quality, long lasting results. We’ll train you in the most up to date techniques like UV Gel nails and Shellac. Both the application and removal of Gels and Shellac need specific skills and careful attention to maintain the integrity of the natural nail. Learn how to offer these services correctly and professionally so you create loyal customers.... [-]

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Support a prominent person and enjoy a life others may only dream about as you learn important principles and practical techniques on how to be the best personal assistan ... [+]

About this course

Support a prominent person and enjoy a life others may only dream about as you learn important principles and practical techniques on how to be the best personal assistant

Are you considering a career as a Personal Assistant?

Are you already in a PA position but want to improve your work performance?

This course will provide you with everything you need to know to become a success in a Personal Assistant role, leading to job satisfaction and a successful career. This field requires people who:

Enjoy organization. Are willing to continually work on their interpersonal and communication skills. Are able to prioritize a large workload of varied tasks. Are passionate about helping others achieve their objectives. ... [-]
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Keep calm and in control when animals have accidents. From cut paws to cardiac arrests, learn first-aid methods to ease the pain - and save lives! ... [+]

About this course

Keep calm and in control when animals have accidents. From cut paws to cardiac arrests, learn first-aid methods to ease the pain - and save lives!

Every pet owner or professional working with animals should know how to perform first aid. From cut pads, insect stings, and snake-bites, to chocolate poisoning, traffic accidents and choking, the unexpected can and does happen to the pets in our care. This comprehensive course equips you with the expertise to handle these situations and many others besides. In addition, you learn how to assess the patient and prioritize the most life-threatening problems.

What you'll learn

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Make a difference in the lives of people who have difficulty in communicating by exploring the role of a speech and language specialist. ... [+]

About this course

Make a difference to the lives of people who have difficulty in communicating by exploring the role of a speech and language specialist.

Speech & Language Specialist: Level 1

Are you in search of a career path where you can use your strong communication and people skills while working as an active facilitator in helping individuals with struggles in their lives? Exploring the role of a Speech & Language Specialist through this introductory course will provide a general overview to the speech and language profession and the various ways that speech pathologists make psychological, physical, cognitive, and cultural impacts on the lives of their clients.... [-]

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Find your niche in the exciting and booming sports industry by representing sports people and making sure they get the best opportunities. ... [+]

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Find your niche in the exciting and booming sports industry by representing sports people and making sure they get the best opportunities.

A job is usually a means to an end; a way to earn money so that you can live the life you want. But, what if your job was the life you wanted and not just a paycheck? The sports industry is constantly growing, and everyday people are making a living in a career that they love.

If you are interested in becoming one of many people who are finding job satisfaction in an industry that they love, then our online Sports Agent course is all you need to get you started. Everyday, players are getting signed to new contracts by teams and sponsors, and the need for sports agents to represent them and get them the best contract possibly is constantly increasing.... [-]

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Brides and grooms will be saying I Do to you with your creative ideas and contacts to help them have the happiest day of their lives. ... [+]

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Brides and grooms will be saying I Do to you with your creative ideas and contacts to help them have the happiest day of their lives.

Love weddings? Become a specialist Wedding Planner

The profession of Wedding Planner has developed relatively recently and has become a reliable and very exciting career. Planning what’s probably the biggest day in most peoples’ lives will call on all your organizational skills but also need plenty of creativity to design and manage a professional and stylish celebration.

The IOA Wedding Planner course gives you an excellent grounding in all the aspects of planning a wedding celebration.... [-]

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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.... [-]

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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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