The Fashion Retail Academy recognises that university places are increasingly hard to come by and tuition fees are at a high rate, therefore more students are wanting to further their education through alternative routes to career entry and success.
The Fashion Retail Academy aims to combat this by offering the perfect solution – by creating an inspirational atmosphere where interactive learning is encouraged using the very latest facilities, The FRA also make sure that students have the chance to meet the people who matter in the industry so they can see just how relevant studies are to the real world of high street fashion.
The FRA was the first National Skills Academy to be opened in the UK in September 2006 (funded by a public-private partnership) to educate and train people for the modern workplace. Many FRA students have now benefitted from this exciting new venture and successfully developed the skills required for today's fashion retail industry.
Fashion Retail Academy mission statement is: “To inspire and prepare learners for a working life in the fashion retail industry”.