SUPERCHARGE YOUR future in fashion
Kickstart your dream career with the Fashion Retail Academy. Specialising in fashion retail, we offer a wide variety of courses including fashion management, design and marketing.
Our courses range from 36 weeks to 2 years, offering an accelerated route into the fashion industry. Choose from specialist diploma courses, undergraduate degrees, online courses and apprenticeships.
We have 16 years' experience providing the industry with successful, job-ready graduates.
IN WORK OR STUDY
91% of our students were in employment or further studies within six months of completing their course
Our alumni can be found working at nearly every fashion head office in the UK
We work with over 140 businesses from well known, high-street names to luxury brands.
We work directly with our brand partners to design courses that teach the skills industry needs
Our Level 4 and Undergraduate courses include a three-week work placement with a major brand every year
Our accelerated undergraduate degrees are taught over 2 years instead of 3, saving you time and money compared to a traditional degree.
EARN A DISTINCTION
82% of our Apprentices graduate from the Fashion Retail Academy with a Distinction
THE UK’S ONLY INDUSTRY-LED FASHION COLLEGE
Founded by some of the UK’s largest retail giants, the Fashion Retail Academy exists to provide new opportunities for those looking to enter the fashion industry. We work with over 140 leading brands to deliver the highest quality of teaching and learning opportunities to our students. Our extensive industry network allows students to work on live briefs and build important connections that will continue to benefit them throughout their whole career. We've developed all our courses to meet specific industry needs and match employer expectations, helping our graduates to secure the best job roles in the fashion industry.View all
Choosing the Fashion Retail Academy was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The work placement opportunities were a highlight for me, as I gained invaluable knowledge that set me up for a career in retail. There is nothing I would change about my time at the FRA. I wish I could have stayed longer!
Level 4 Fast Track Buying & Merchandising
Choosing my course and the Fashion Retail Academy was the best decision I’ve ever made! The opportunities offered to the students are one of a kind, and the industry contacts I made along the way are the reason I have my job now.
Level 4 Digital Marketing alumni and Online Production Assistant at Miss Selfridge
Before I left the Fashion Retail Academy, I did a work placement at French Connection's head office. I was offered a permanent position in their wholesale team as a sales executive, and I’m loving it. Without the FRA, I wouldn’t be where I am today!
Level 3 Fashion Retail
Studying at the Fashion Retail Academy taught me how effective merchandising is crucial to companies’ success. The retail calculations and formulas on Excel and Oracle I was given have been invaluable. I use all the skills that I acquired at the FRA every day in my new job!
Level 4 Merchandising for Fashion
My time at the Fashion Retail Academy gave me a great deal of personal and professional growth. Resilience, subject knowledge and learning that I am more capable than I believed has helped me land my dream role!
BA (Hons) Buying & Merchandising alumni and MAA at John Lewis
My time at the Fashion Retail Academy was amazing. My teachers moulded me into an independent, creative, free-thinking individual and gave me the confidence to go out into industry. I would do it all over again, it was the best time of my life!
Level 2 Fashion Retail