National Skills Academy for Retail

Developing the skills of the retail sector

The National Skills Academy for Retail (NSAR) was established in 2009, and has been part of People 1st since 2013.

Through our network of quality-marked skills shops and specialist trainers, we provide access to high quality training for retail business owners, employees and the future workforce.

To find out more about the National Skills Academy for Retail and the services we offer, choose from the options below.


Training and apprenticeship services

View the services available through our skills shops

Members area

Support materials and resources for skills shops

Find your local skills shop

Find your local skills shop with our interactive map        

Our people

Meet the NSAR board and team

Become a skills shop

Get your organisation recognised as part of our network

Contact us

Get in touch to find out more about our services

Retail Assessor Academy - London

Are you a self-employed, qualified apprenticeship assessor in London?  Thanks to funding available through the European Social Fund, you could train to deliver the Retail Higher Apprenticeship to independent retail businesses for FREE!

To find out more, download the flyer.