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International Open Academy is a leader in online learning. We are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (icoes.org), and our online courses and exams are accessible to students all over the world – from any digital device. We’ve helped over 320,000 students from 139 countries upgrade their job training, launch new careers, and discover exciting new passions.

Our courses span a wide spectrum of topics, and are geared towards career training, skill development, and finding sustainable employment. Many of our courses offer Continuing Professional Education (CPD/CPE) credits, to give your current career a boost. We also help students satisfy their curiosities and explore hobbies and personal interests. You’ll find that course material is clear, concise, and focuses on practical training to prepare you for real world application. You won’t just be learning theory and facts – we’ll show you how to use your newfound skills to land jobs, advance in your career, and start applying your skills right away.

IOA is a proud member of the European Commission’s The Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition, a multi-stakeholder partnership involving Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs, and educational establishments working to advance digital skills and job training throughout the European Union. We are also proud to collaborate with Tech Partnership, where we join Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, and others in the network, to promote skill development and training for today’s digital economy.

At IOA, we have something for everyone!

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Beauty Party Planner

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    With the increase in popularity of beauty parties; the need for excellent beauty party planners is increasing as well. Parties can be stressful; and the last thing that someone wants when they are looking to pamper themselves and their friends/family is stress. Our online Beauty Party Planning course will prepare you for a successful career in beauty party planning; and we will give you the opportunity to study on your schedule. Our course material is available anywhere you have an Internet connection; so you can work on your new career whenever and wherever you like.

  • Bike Maintenance

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Your bicycle undergoes a massive amount of strain and on occasion will require repairs and maintenance to ensure it is in perfect working order. Minor fixes and maintenance undertaken by a bicycle repair shop can be expensive so instead; why not look to learn the skills required so you can make these repairs and maintenance yourself. Our Bicycle Maintenance course is the perfect introduction to the basic maintenance needed to undertake work on your bicycle allowing you to save cash on expensive repairs. Our Bicycle Maintenance course explains thoroughly how the components of your bicycle work and how to repair.

  • Bridal & Special Occasions Makeup

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Weddings are one of the largest event industries and brides deserve the best for their big day! Wedding and special occasion makeup is highly desired and clients are willing to pay for high quality services. As a wedding and special event makeup artist; you have the opportunity to grow your clientele considerably as you master your craft. Many people do not consider the special circumstances that occur during weddings and events – such as difficult lighting and photography. This course will teach you the ways to apply makeup in the most optimal way; so your clients have that happily ever after!

  • Building your own Computer

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    We all use computers in some way or form; so why not become better acquainted with your computer? We’ll peel back the layers and show you what’s behind the scenes of your machine. We’ll give you a crash course in the lingo and terms you’ve always heard about and show you why they’re important; advising you on the parts and accessories you should be using to get the most from your machine. Whether you’re dissatisfied with floor models and want to build a custom unit; or just want to know how your computer works; this course is perfect for you.

  • Business Pricing Strategies

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    This course is designed to lead the student through the best practices for pricing products and services for the purposes of establishing an initial market value. You will learn the relationship between costs; profits; and pricing; determining the value of the product or service; and at what point in the process a price should be determined. We will also outline common pricing methods and address the differences between pricing products and pricing services. Whether to Help friends and family or assist other businesses with their pricing strategies this course is perfect for you.

  • Car Maintenance

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Owning a car is expensive enough with car payments; insurance; and gas; wouldn’t it be nice if you no longer had to shell out money for repairs that you could do yourself? Our online DIY Car Maintenance course is designed to give you everything you need to be an expert with your car. Whether you are looking for an introductory course on car maintenance that will get you started towards working as a mechanic; or you are just looking to understand how to do basic maintenance on your car; our online course is exactly what you need.

  • Care of the Senior Pet

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Our Care of the Older Pet course gives you an understanding of the aging process in cats and dogs; and practical tips on how to give them a comfortable; stimulating; and enjoyable old age so they stay fitter for longer. You’ll learn coping strategies for pets with disabilities such as blindness; deafness; and loss of mental ability. It alerts you to the special needs of senior pets in areas such as diet; exercise; grooming; and healthcare. The course includes a module on pain management; arthritis; and adapting the home to help the older pet with mobility problems.

  • Careers with Animals

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Now is your chance to put into action a career working with animals! This course is ideal for anyone with an aptitude for animals who wish to turn their dreams into reality. It will help you discover where your strengths and talents as uncover employment opportunities you hadn’t previously considered. From brainstorming a vague idea to revealing amazing opportunities; this course also helps you achieve your aim by learning how to research your chosen path. This course will help those with a genuine calling to work with animals to reach that goal.

  • Card Magic

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    If you would like to start building your magic skill set; this is the right course for you! You’ll learn the core techniques; together with seven classic tricks to enable you to impress and entertain your audience as well as develop your card magic prowess. Enjoy while learning and becoming a pro!

  • Cocktail Training & Menu Creation

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Wouldn’t you love to have a career that gives you the opportunity to be creative and make people happy? To wow friends and family at parties with your cocktail skills? A talented bartender knows a lot about how to create unique and exciting flavours; while simultaneously playing the role of listener; therapist; and life coach to customers. Whether you are looking to start a new career or want to revitalize the bartending career that you already have; we can help you gain the knowledge; etiquette; and helpful tips you will need to become a great mixologist.

  • Coding for Beginners

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    The terms coding and programming are thrown about quite frequently in the computer world; but most people don’t understand what the words mean. Our Coding for Beginners class is an excellent introduction to the world of programming and its significance. It is garishly evident 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 on coding and programming will be highly sought after in that marketplace. The Coding for Beginners class will give you a significant foot-in-the-door advantage over your peers.

  • Contouring and Highlighting Expert

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Highlighting and contouring aren’t just fancy techniques used by celebrities and professional makeup artists – they’re an absolute MUST for any makeup fan. Contouring will sculpt; slim and define your face; so you can get the look you want without having to alter your features permanently. Whereas highlighting brings out your best features by drawing attention to them using light. Who needs plastic surgery when you can get the same effect applying contouring makeup? Using a mix of lessons and video tutorials; we’ll show you the latest tips and techniques for creating a flawless face for yourself or your clients!

  • CPR & First Aid

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    You never know when you’ll find yourself in an accident or emergency health situation. When your action or inaction can mean the difference between life or death; it’s important to always be prepared. Even knowing the very basics of First Aid and CPR can help save a life. Our online course will equip you with the tools and training you need to feel confident and ready to act. We will be teaching you practical tips and techniques used by the experts; however; this course will not provide you with a formal qualification to practice professionally –it’s a great starting off point.

  • Criminology & Profiling

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    The study of criminology and profiling is vital to understand the motivation of criminals and prepares you to catch them before they cause more harm. This continually growing field is producing police officers; investigators; and forensics experts who are more adept than ever at tracking down wrongdoers and bringing them to justice. Why wait around and watch as everyone else jumps into your dream career? Whether you are looking to change careers; or looking for a new one; our online Criminology and Profiling course is specifically designed to give you the background you need to get started on your new life.

  • Dental Assistant

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Let’s face it: few people enjoy going to the dentist. Dentists know this; and for that reason; they tend to hire people who are committed to making those visits as pleasant as possible. Hygienists who are warm and bubbly; and assistants who know how to put patients at ease. If you’ve ever thought about becoming one of those dental assistants; it’s probably because you enjoy working with people. If you have aspirations of becoming a dentist yourself one day working as an assistant seems like a great way to become better acquainted with the industry; and all that job entails.

  • Diet Management

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Your body is an ecosystem – an ingeniously designed collection of billions of cells doing the multitude of functions it takes to keep you living and thriving. What’s wonderful about this is that you can have a profound influence on your natural beauty. In this course; we’ll teach you the inside secrets to healthy and beautiful skin; hair and nails – naturally. As well as learning the foundations of a nourishing; a health promoting eating regime; we’ll answer many important questions This course is the best beauty product you could invest in. Start using it today!

  • DIY Home Improvements

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    DIY; or Do-It-Yourself; can be a great way to maintain your house and garden. The satisfaction from building things with our own two hands makes us value them higher; according to psychologists. In addition; DIY can save you money. With no labour costs to pay; you can save the difference and keep your house and garden in top condition even when money’s tight. Whether you are totally new to DIY or are an experienced enthusiast; this course will equip you with new understanding and techniques to help you succeed at a wide variety of projects.

  • Dog Behaviour & Training

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Learn practical training skills; how to correct bad behaviours; and advanced training techniques for making you and your dog happy. Through an understanding of dog psychology; you move onto motivating your best buddy using rewards and how to cope with bad behaviour; as well as learning a lexicon of basic commands. This course will be of great interest to animal lovers and professionals in the pet care industry who would like to understand the behaviour of dogs better and to any learner who is interested in pet care as a future industry to work in.

  • Dog Socialization and Obedience MasterClass

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Dogs are EVERYONE’s best friend! But occasionally; every dog owner will go through phases where their lovable pooch is not so lovable. Some dogs have trouble adjusting when they are brought home for the first time; other dogs can be trained for years and then act out for seemingly no apparent reason. But what this course will teach you is that there is ALWAYS a reason for every dog behaviour – and we’ll help you to recognize the psychological; emotional; and social motivations behind their actions. This course will empower you to be your own dog behaviourist and training guru.

  • Dyslexia Awareness

    Online Course | International Open Academy

    International Open Academy

    Dyslexia is a debilitating learning disability that makes it extremely difficult for individuals to read; write; and understand language. Learning disabilities like dyslexia are gaining more recognition and awareness every day; and the need for people who are helpful; patient; and trained is constantly growing. Our online Dyslexia Awareness course is specially designed to help you whether you are starting your first career or looking for a new career. We have designed this course to work around your schedule; so you can learn at your own pace. Enrol today; and get started towards your rewarding new career.