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Well Done Fashion Retail Academy!!

fraThe Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) has been rated as Outstanding by a recent Ofsted assessment! Retail Week have reported that the FRA received Ofsted’s highest possible rating in every area of its curriculum. Among other areas, it listed employer partnerships, career progression and teaching quality as outstanding.

We were delighted to visit the Fashion Retail Academy on our September Retail Study Tour to London and have them give us an insight into how the Academy operates. Createdin 2005 by founding members including Arcadia, M&S, Next and Tesco, the employer-led college now works with more than 130 digital, luxury and high street retailers.

Similar to Retail Ireland Skillnet’s Work-Based Education model, the FRA’s courses are developed to give students an in-depth knowledge of the retail fashion sector whilst also being equipped with the practical experience of the work environment.

We very much look forward to working with the FRA in the future and would like to congratulate the team on this fantastic achievement!

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