There is no place like the Fashion Retail Academy

We do things our way to give our students a truly transformational experience setting them up for success in the real world.

Awarded Ofsted Outstanding, we offer our students the quickest route into the fashion industry. With a reputable brand and well-established industry partnerships we offer one- and two-year Diploma level courses, many unique to the FRA and the UK’s only accelerated Fashion Degrees across a range of specialisms including Buying, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Design, Digital, Merchandising and Retail Management. We also have a growing professional Apprenticeship provision offering Level 2 - Level 6 programmes over one and two years where our students are employed by our retail partners whilst studying part-time with the FRA.

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Our success speaks for itself. Over 95% of our graduates go on to industry job roles or continue their studies. Supported by and working closely with over 140 fashion brands, our courses include work placements, industry mentors and coaches, industry led projects and masterclasses as standard giving our students invaluable relevant job-ready skills so they can make their mark in one of the most dynamic and fast-changing industries.

Working with us offers fashion retail creatives and professional support staff the chance to put your industry experience to use in an environment which expands your career in a new direction whist making a positive difference to young people. 

Have you heard about our new and bespoke Industry to Teaching programme?

Fashioning Futures combines accredited teacher training, industry relevance, practical hands-on in-classroom placements and commercial projects. It will immerse you in pedagogy for employability and meaningful careers and the business of education to transform you from industry expert into the best imaginable teacher. 

Interested in a non-teaching role with us? Take a look at our current vacancies.