International Open Academy


International Open Academy has a wide variety of topics to offer you. Choose from over 170 courses within the following categories: Beauty & Fashion, Business Essentials, Food, Home, Hospitality, Pet Care, Social & Digital Marketing, Teaching & Languages, Technology, Trending, Wellbeing

International Open Academy courses are designed for everyone with an interest in online learning. No formal qualifications are required to study nor do you need to pass an entrance exam. And all courses are suitable if you already work in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and further enhance your resume. Check out the course details for more career options.

Presentation of the courses

Everything you need is accessed online. Once you register on the website you will have 12 months to activate your course. From the date of course activation you will have access to your Virtual Campus account any time, day or night so you will be able to complete the course at your own pace over the generous study time period.

Your course expires 60 days after you activate your course. If you need more time, you can purchase an extension from your Virtual Campus by clicking the "Extend Course" button and selecting the extension option you’re interested in.

Each course module includes 2 or 3 sections:

  1. Study
  2. Exam
  3. Exercise (for some courses only) for practicing what you learned in the Study section, before you commence the Exam section.

In order to complete the course you need to achieve a minimum of 55% for each section. For any failed Module, there is one free resit per exam task.

Accreditation and Certificates

At the end of the course, you will receive a Free Digital Certificate confirming course completion (certificate is included with each course purchased). The Certificate is issued by International Open Academy. It can be used as proof of study for employment.

All of courses are accredited by an independent accreditation body, the International Council for Online Educational Standards. This gives students assurance that our courses meet the highest standards for online education.

You can request a certificate issued bythe ICOES. The certificate is issued as printed copy only and shipped to your address. As this is an independent Certificate issued by an external body, verification, printing and posting fees apply (currently 26.99).

On completion of the course, the combined score % will be converted into one of the following grades:

  • Pass: 55% - 64%
  • Pass Plus: 65% - 74%
  • Merit: 75% - 84%
  • Distinction: 85% - 100%

Your grade is displayed in the (optional) hard copy certificate only, issued by the International Council for Online Educational Standards.

Choose a course

With more than 1 million learners from 100 different countries, International Open Academy enjoy a 5-star satisfaction rating,

Courses start as low as £29 (and you even have special offers, with courses even cheaper)) and you can get an access to all International Open Academy courses across 12 categories for £89/year or... £299 for a life time access!

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