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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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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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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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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