Applications open for all Diploma and Degree Courses

Find out more

Quick course finder

Quick course finder


Latest COVID-19 information for current students

Find Out More


Benefit from an industry mentor and head office work placement each year

Find Out More

Latest Applicant Information

Latest information for applicants, offer holders & their parents

Find Out More


The Fashion Retail Academy, awarded Ofsted Outstanding, is the quickest route to a career in fashion retail. We offer one- or two-year Diploma courses and Degree courses across a range of head office roles including Buying, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Design, Digital, Merchandising and Retail Management.

Our Degree courses include a three week work placement with a major high street label and a personal industry mentor to coach and guide you towards future career aspirations.  Delivered over two years instead of three, you will also save time and cost whilst gaining invaluable on the job experience.

Supported by and working closely with over 140 fashion brands, most of our Diploma courses include work placements, industry led projects and masterclasses as standard and a multitude of additional course specific opportunities driven by our industry experienced tutors.

You can be fully trained, complete with on the job experience in as little as a year.  Our success speaks for itself. 95% of our graduates go on to industry job roles or continue their studies. Go to courses to take the first step to your future in fashion retail today.





Find out what our alumni are up to now and what they had to say about their experiences at the FRA.

View all