FAQs


We have answered the most commonly asked questions below:

The Fashion Retail Academy is located at 15 Gresse Street, London W1T 1QL close to Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, in the heart of London's fashion retail district.

The nearest tube stations are Tottenham Court Road (Northern Line & Central Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line) and Oxford Circus (Central Line, Bakerloo Line & Victoria Line). There are numerous bus stops nearby.

Go to the Courses page on our website. If you click on the box most appropriate to you (adult, school leaver, etc.) you will find a brief description of what is involved and a list of courses available.

You can also register on our website to attend an Open Day where you’ll be able to take part in an interactive workshop, see our facilities and chat to our staff and current students. Click here to have a look at our upcoming Open Days.

If you have any other questions you can call our main reception on 0207 307 2345 or Applicant Services on 0300 247 0039.

Alternatively, you can email: info@fra.ac.uk to receive more information.

Our upcoming Virtual Open Days are listed here

Find out all about the Fashion Retail Academy and the exclusive advantages that studying here offers

Our Open Days are split by level, please make sure you register for the correct event. The Virtual Open Day will begin with an overview of your course of interest and explain the benefits of our exclusive relationship with the fashion industry. This is followed by a virtual tour and live chats with representatives from our departments and students.

You can call our main reception on 0300 307 2345 or Applicant Services on 0300 247 0039 to talk an advisor.

Alternatively, you can email: info@fra.ac.uk or Request a Callback to receive more information.

You will need to apply online for our Level 2-4 Diploma courses at the Fashion Retail Academy. This includes Full Time, Fast Track and Short Courses. You can apply online here.

All applications for our two-year accelerated degrees are processed through UCAS, you will need to register, provide a personal statement (up to 4,000 characters) and one reference. A single application is £13 and multiple applications are £24. 

If you are having trouble with your application, please call Applicant Services on 0300 247 0039.

Degrees

You can apply for degrees throughout the year, but there are certain deadlines to follow. You can find all the application deadlines on the UCAS website.  

Full Time and Fast Track courses

You can apply throughout the academic year for Full Time courses and Fast Track courses. Applications are received and processed throughout the academic year and you will be informed of the progress of your application at each stage.

FRA Short Courses

You can apply at any time for a course that has a published date and are welcome to book one or more course at a time.

  1. Register and apply online via the 'Apply' Option on our website banner. Email acknowledgement will be received once your application is submitted.
  2. Your application will then be screened based on your grades and personal statement.
  3. Final decision will be sent (via post and/or email) in 5-10 business days from submitting the application, if a direct decision has been made)
  4. We will require you to accept your offer of admission and pay the deposit payment of £350, if you are 19.

For more details on applying, please see our Enrolment Page

The FRA welcomes international students on Level 4 courses with approval from the UK Visas and Immigration.

For more information on our process for international students, please click here

For further information, please email info@fra.ac.uk or call 0300 247 0039.

You do not need to have every entry requirement when making your initial application. However, you will need to be sure you can attain all requirements before you enrol on the course. If you are studying or re-taking a qualification you should show these as "pending" on your application form.

Please contact Applicant Services on 0300 247 0039 immediately for advice. If there is availability on your chosen course we should be able to transfer your application.

Please get in touch as soon as your exam results are published, you may still be able to do that course with some conditions and we may be able to help or advise you.

If you are applying for a full time or fast track course, contact us as soon as possible. We will let you know what course places are available, depending on the time of year.

If you applied for a Full Time or Fast Track course you will be invited by email to complete your enrolment on a specific day. You will be asked to give a form of identity, proof of your exam results and means to pay your fees if applicable e.g. Debit or Credit card.

For more information on our Enrolment process, please click here

Enrolment is late August and Induction week is early September, so please try not to take holidays n this time, as these are important times for you to settle in to the FRA, make some new friends and get all the information you need to give you a head start. However, if you are in this situation, please contact Applicant Services on 0300 247 0039.

 

You will be advised of your timetable during your induction.

Timetables are given to you at the beginning of term so that you can plan your work commitments and other activities around your studies.

Please go to the Fees page for further information on how much each course costs.

You have the following options to pay the deposit:

  1. Send a cheque payable to Fashion Retail Academy of £350 to Fashion Retail Academy, Finance Department, 7-15 Gresse Street, London W1T 1QT, or;
  2. Contact the Finance Department on 020 7307 2352 to pay by credit card or;
  3. By bank transfer to: Bank of Scotland, account name: Fashion Retail Academy, Account number:06079978, Sort Code: 80-20-00, Reference: your firstname and surname

There are a range of Government funding and bursaries that can support you with your tuition fees as well as the cost of travel and study. These include an Advanced Learning Loan for learners aged 19 and over and our Discretionary Learner Support Fund. We aim to do our best to ensure that our industry recognised courses are accessible to all and that cost is not a barrier. 

For further information please go to Diploma Tuition Fees, Degree Tuition Fees and Bursaries.

If you would like to talk to someone about funding, please contact Applicant Services on 0300 247 0039.

 

Small bursaries are available after enrolment depending on personal circumstances and the student having demonstrated commitment to their studies.

For further information please go to Diploma Tuition Fees, Degree Tuition Fees and Bursaries.

If you would like to talk to someone, please contact Applicant Services on 0300 247 0039.

If you would like to talk to someone the FRA please contact Applicant Services on 0300 247 0039 or by email: info@fra.ac.uk.

If you have non-UK qualifications we require you to submit a NARIC Statement of Comparability. Click here for more information and instructions on how to apply.