Filter by

School Leaver

Our fully funded Level 2 to Level 4 courses offer 16 to 18 year olds the chance to earn a nationally recognised qualification, at the same time as gaining an invaluable three-week work placement with a major fashion brand (on many courses). We provide the quickest route possible into employment in the Fashion Retail Industry.

Typically Level 2 and 4 courses are one year, with Level 3 courses running over two years. Studying is two days per week, adding an extra day for those needing additional Maths and English support.

On graduation students can choose which route they want to progress. Over 90% of former FRA students go on to full time employment or further studies. Our Level 3 courses, equivalent to A-Levels, provide up to 168 UCAS points enabling graduates to keep their options open at the end of the course.

Courses

Level 2 Fashion Retail

During this one year course you will study a broad range of fashion related topics to gain a greater understanding of the industry, in both the business and creative fields.

Start Date:
  • Sep 2021
Duration:
  • 1 year
Show details Apply Now

Level 3 Fashion Design

This exciting two year course, equivalent to 3 A-Levels and 168 UCAS points, will give you the opportunity to explore many elements of garment design for the fashion.

Start Date:
  • Sep 2021
Duration:
  • 2 years
Show details Apply Now

Level 3 Fashion Retail

This two year course, equivalent to 3 A-Levels and 168 UCAS points, encompasses all relevant areas of fashion retail, giving students the opportunity to explore a wide range of career options within the industry.

Start Date:
  • Sep 2021
Duration:
  • 2 years
Show details Apply Now

Level 4 Digital Marketing for Fashion

This specialised one year course will teach you how to create and implement a modern marketing strategy blending both on and off-line mediums, to understand your audience profile and develop a suitable promotional mix to reach them.

Start Date:
  • Sep 2021
Duration:
  • 1 year
Show details Apply Now

Level 4 Fashion Business (with Marketing)

In this one year course, you’ll learn about what happens in the retail industry and follow the product life cycle from head office to store and from the conception of a garment to when it’s purchased by a consumer.

Start Date:
  • Sep 2021
Duration:
  • 1 year
Show details Apply Now

Level 4 Fashion Buying

This one year course has been specially designed for those looking to pursue a career in buying. The function of a Buyer comes down to getting the right products, at the right time, at the right price.

Start Date:
  • Sep 2021
Duration:
  • 1 year
Show details Apply Now

Level 4 Garment Technology for Fashion

This one year full time course is exclusive to the FRA. A Garment Technologist is in charge of making sure a garment fits perfectly to ensure they meet the quality standards set by the retailers.

Start Date:
  • Sep 2021
Duration:
  • 1 year
Show details Apply Now

Level 4 Merchandising for Fashion

This in-depth one year course will equip you with all the commercial and analytical skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed as a Merchandiser. You’ll be sitting right at the heart of the action, at the intersection of business and creativity, deciding how to sell products to customers.

Start Date:
  • Sep 2021
Duration:
  • 1 year
Show details Apply Now