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Outreach hub

Welcome to the Fashion Retail Academy's Outreach Hub

Here at the Fashion Retail Academy, we have a dedicated Events team that provides Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) support to schools and colleges.

The variety of roles within the fashion industry is vast and exciting, and reaches far beyond the common perception that the sector is limited to fashion design and retail stores. There are a huge number of career opportunities available across both creative and business branches. At the Fashion Retail Academy, we aim to educate as many young people as we can about the fantastic range of employment options available. 

For more information, or to book any of our services, please email

support & resources

Our Outreach Hub has a variety of resources you can use for careers support and lessons plans. We’ve included presentations, course videos and information from current students and alumni, along with careers advice from industry professionals. 

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These are the data analytics courses we offer:

FRA Courses

Online Data Analytics for Retail

These resources help to give an overview of the fashion industry, the garment technology career options available and the courses we offer:

FRA Courses

Level 4 Garment Technology for Fashion


Garment Technology Project

Is a career in Garment Technology right for you?

National Careers Service: Garment Technologist

Meet the Tutor: Scott, Level 4 Garment Technology

Level 4 Garment Technology Testimonial


We attend external university and careers events such as Skills London, UCAS Discovery London, UK University Search, and school careers fairs across London. 

Please contact us at for more details on the events we attend.

Careers Advisor Sessions

Once a year, we run sessions at the Academy for careers advisors. We’ll update you on the fashion industry, current employment opportunities and give you a range of materials you can use in your sessions with students.

Every quarter, we also send out newsletters with relevant industry news and information about our specialist courses.

To subscribe to our newsletter or find out more information, please contact 

Open Days

Throughout the year, we run open days to give students a chance to see the Fashion Retail Academy for themselves. They can meet our staff and current students, join workshops and take a tour of our campus. They can also apply for our courses in-person on the day.

Register for an open day

Saturday Club

British Fashion Council

Saturday Club

We run a free Fashion Business programme as part of the National Saturday Club scheme, for young people aged 13 to 16. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about working in the fashion industry and make new friends in a fun, welcoming environment.

We strongly encourage recommendations from schools for vulnerable or underprivileged young people who may benefit from the programme.

Applications are now open for September 2024. Please fill out a form on our Saturday Club page to apply.

Gatsby Benchmarks

We can help your school or college meet the Gatsby benchmarks.

  • Learning from career and labour market information & encounters with further and higher education: You can use our PowerPoints to complete workshops on each course.
  • Encounters with employers and employees & experiences of workplaces: You can download and use videos, testimonials, and career journeys from a range of industry professionals from our Resource Hub.
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil: We’ve developed some independent creative projects about fashion retail and design that your students can complete, and we’ve included links to fashion industry news sites and virtual fashion collections. Our industry quiz also introduces students to the many different career paths within a fashion business.

Contact to find out how we can help.

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