National Skills Academy

National Skills Academy

Inspiring Partners


National Skills Academy for Retail

The National Skills Academy for Retail is an industry-led organisation dedicated to driving up the level of skills and training within retail businesses. Its mission is to:

  • Make high-quality retail training more accessible
  • Raise awareness of careers in retail amongst young people
  • Encourage employers to invest in retail training

The NSA is supported by major investors in the world of retail who value the importance of exceptional training, including the John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and Boots.

A diverse range of retail training is provided by the National Skills Academy for Retail through its network of skill shops. The NSA skill shop for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire is the Thames Valley Retail Academy. We are licensed to deliver both apprenticeships and short courses suitable for those at every level of retail, as well as business mentoring and support.

The National Skills Academy for Retail has a clear vision:

  • Improved productivity for retail businesses and their staff, through training and skills development.

As NSA partners, we are proud to deliver this mission and hope you will get in touch to explore what we can do for you.

Call 0845 873 84 40 or send us an email at The National Skills Academy Skills Shop for Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire

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