The Fashion Retail Academy (Ofsted outstanding) is a unique, industry led college. Founded by retail giants, we offer a range of exclusive Fashion courses with unparalleled industry involvement to ensure you gain the skills and contacts needed to successfully progress to employment.
Our specialist fashion Diplomas, Degrees and Short courses, many of these exclusive to the FRA, are for students of all ages with start dates throughout the year. Our courses are developed to provide the student with a combination of an in-depth knowledge of Fashion and hands on practical experience of the work environment. Most full-time courses provide a guaranteed work placement with a major high street brand, ensuring graduates leave with a wide range of skills and experience to take them into the workplace.
Our success lies in providing the fastest route to work, simultaneously giving students vocational experience and support to find a job role on graduation. Our brand new fast track degree programmes are condensed over two years, to save a third of the time and cost of a traditional degree, whilst providing an internship and practical experience alongside. You will be supported by an Industry mentor throughout, and be offered a job interview on graduation.
We work with over 140 brands to provide unrivalled access to industry through master classes, live industry projects, workshops and placements to ensure our graduates meet the current recruitment needs of the industry. Our tutors are dual professionals; a combination of experienced teachers and industry experts, providing the student with the most current information and skills needed to work in the ever changing environment of Fashion Retail.
Our success speaks for itself: Over 95% of former FRA students go on to full time employment or further studies.