Why Choose Fashion and Retail Awards?
Fashion and Retail Awards is a socially-driven assessment organisation led by retail specialists. Our dual purpose is to provide industry-leading assessment services while raising the standards of the talent pipeline by investing our profits in retail education.
We are great believers in the power of apprenticeships and work as an extension of your team to provide support before, during and after end-point assessment. We help you and your apprentices achieve the best results possible.
Our assessors are highly experienced, thoroughly vetted and supported to delivery an exemplary service. We build and nurture communities of practice focused on supporting the industries we serve for the long term.
Assessment you can trust
We assemble multi-disciplinary teams to assure the accuracy, consistency and integrity of our judgements, providing you with assessments you can rely on. We have an eye for talent and have helped develop national standards.
100% of profits to charity
We are an independent offshoot of the Fashion Retail Academy, a leading retail charity. All profits are reinvested in our shared mission to inspire and develop the next generation, supporting young people and your talent pipeline.
We have access to communities of practice spanning retail, fashion and education and bring the best of each together. This means we know what employers, training providers and apprentices need and bring this to our service.
Flexible service tailored to you
We tailor our service to your needs - there is no 'one-way' we can support you. We have access to some of the best digital systems on the market which enable us to maximise the flexibility and convenience of our approach.
Putting people first
We personalise and simplify the end-point assessment process for employers, training providers and apprentices through planning meetings, proactive contact, a range of targeted guidance and being available when you need it.
By industry, for industry
Fashion and Retail Awards enables industry to invest in its own future by choosing an End Point Assessment Organisation dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of talent.
The idea is simple: recent reforms mean that all apprenticeships require end-point assessment, with most paid for through the apprenticeship levy. Presently, a range of organisations provide end-point assessment services meaning money leaves the sector. By choosing Fashion and Retail Awards, you will re-direct this funding to develop the next generation of talent while helping to build critical skills infrastructure for the long term benefit of your industry.
We have been created by, and are governed by, leading industry practitioners who co-develop our service and approach.