The Fashion Retail Academy, recently awarded Ofsted Outstanding, is a unique, employer led college.

It was founded in 2005 as a unique private-public partnership with investment from the retail industry matched by the government.

We offer a wide range of specialist fashion Diploma, Degree and Short courses, many of these exclusive to the FRA, 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 Retail 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.

Our success speaks for itself: Over 95% of former FRA students go on to full time employment or further studies.