FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

WHAT COURSES DO YOU OFFER?

International Open Academy offers 56 courses within the following categories:

1. Animal Science & Care:

2. Arts & Crafts:

3. Beauty:

4. Business & Management:

5. Computing & IT:

6. Design:

7. Environment & Development:

8. Fashion & Media Studies:

9. Health:

10. Hospitality:

11. Lifestyle:

12. Psychology & Counseling:

13. Sports Management:

14. Teacher Training:

15. Writing Studies:

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE COURSE?

Everything you need is accessed online. Once you register on our 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.

We use the most up to date technology to explain and illustrate each aspect of your course so that learning is easy and memorable.

Each course module includes 2 sections: Study and Exam. Some courses also include a third section ‘Exercise’ for practicing what you learned in the Study section, before you commence the Exam section. In order to complete the course you need to receive a minimum score of 55% for each 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 re-sit per exam task.

Course material is presented as text, flash animation, multiple choice activities, true/false, drop down activities etc.,. – a very wide range.

CAN I SEE COURSE SYLLABUS?

To see course syllabus please click into the course you are interested in and click on the 'syllabus' tab.

HOW AM I BEING EVALUATED?

Each course is divided into modules. Each course module includes 2 sections: Study and Exam. Some courses also include a third section ‘Exercise’ for practicing what you learned in the Study section, In order to complete the course you need to receive a minimum of 55% for each module. For any failed Module, there is one free re-sit per exam task. Most of the exams include single or multiple choice questions. There are some questions where you need to match answers. Your score is calculated as an average of the tasks that you complete within the exam section of each module.

AM I SUITABLE FOR THESE COURSES?

International Open Academy courses are designed for everyone with an interest in online learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us nor do you need to pass an entrance exam. Our 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.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?

Our courses are fully online. Once you register on our 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. We recommend 30-160 study hours, depending on the course.

DO I NEED ANY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

No. Our courses assume that students are studying from the beginning so you do not need any previous knowledge. These courses take you through all the basics you need for a great foundation in each particular area.

WHO DESIGNED THE COURSES? HOW UP TO DATE ARE THEY?

All IOA courses are created by an international team of professional online educators with years of experience across a variety of industries. Our team have lived it, experimented with it and forged new standards. You can benefit from a wealth of hands-on knowledge and get the inside track on working within the industries that interest you most.

WHAT QUALIFICATION WOULD I GET ON COURSE COMPLETION?

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate confirming course completion. The certificate is issued by International Open Academy. It states the course taken can be used as proof of study for employment. In order to be eligible for your certificate you need to fully complete the course and successfully pass each course module (55% mark or more).

WHAT SUPPORT AND HELP DO I RECEIVE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE?

We offer customer support throughout the entire course. You can contact us by email and phone. In addition to above we have a 24/7 Help Centre available in which you can find answers to over 30 most often asked queries. In your Virtual Campus you also have access to administrative tasks such as extending course time, updating your profile, arranging the certificate etc...

Our Customer Support team is based in Europe. Our working hours are Monday to Friday – 9am till 6pm GMT. You can contact us via:

Email: info@internationalonlineacademy.com

Phone :

  • UK: +44 203 286 9279
  • Ireland: +353 1 2542 050
  • US: +1 718 502 6960

We answer the majority of emails within 24hours.

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ARE YOUR COURSES ACCREDITED?

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

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE ANY ADDITIONAL MATERIALS?

You don’t need anything except passion and dedication!

All course materials are available online and there are no additional costs involved in completing the course. At the end of the course you will receive a PDF certificate confirming course completion. If you wish, you can request a hard copy certificate from ICOES (there is a verification, printing and postage fee). We also have various optional documents available for purchase, such as: eBooks, proof of study letter, proof of completion letter or an eTranscript of your course details. You will find all these options in your Virtual Campus Account.

WHAT IS THE COURSE SCHEDULE?

Our courses are fully online. Once you register on our 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. We recommend 30-160 study hours, depending on the course. Students have 60 consecutive study days to complete a course.

DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD ANY SPECIAL SOFTWARE?

Our courses are available online and course material is stored on our server so you do not have to download any special software. You can complete your course on any device, Desktop PC, Laptop, iPhone, Android, iPad. Our site always keeps up with the latest technological trends and is most compatible with the most recent browser at any given time.