About us

Our commitment to you

To deliver an outstanding teaching & learning experience to every learner, every time

Paragon Skills is an award winning national apprenticeship provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to deliver apprenticeships across their businesses in a high quality, consistent way. Our industry-leading programmes have been collaboratively developed with our clients embedding their organisational strategy, culture, vision and values.

High-quality apprenticeship delivery is our mantra and ensures all our activity aligns with our pledge, “to deliver an outstanding teaching & learning experience to every learner, every time”.

Our client needs and learner experiences are at the heart of our business. Paragon Skills are proud to achieve some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry which is a testimony to our commitment to quality and impactful learning and support. Our extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to our overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 63%.

Paragon Skills is currently rated as an Ofsted Grade 2 Good provider with aspirations to achieve Grade 1 Outstanding.

Our Apprentices are an integral part of our business and we’re heavily invested in their professional training & development. We’ve seen the positive impact that our Apprentices have had, not only to long-term goals of the business but in building their own successful careers.

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The teams at Paragon Skills are passionate about delivering meaningful learning and live by our “Five E’s” which guide our approach to our work.

energy

Our enthusiastic people bring genuine passion and natural energy to everything we do by always being forward thinking and solutions driven.

Our commitment and stamina cascade through the business to ensure we deliver target beating results with energy and a high level of positivity. We thrive on what we do well, in a fast-paced and continually growing environment.

energise

Through our infectious and transferable energy, we motivate and invigorate those around us to be the best that they can be. 

Our individual behaviour and positive attitude sets us up to enthuse and inspire our learners, colleagues, and customers. Our dynamic and supportive culture empowers our motivated colleagues to take decisions and make a real difference, ensuring we win in all that we do. 

execute

We excel at executing mind-blowing performance to fulfil our potential and exceed our commitments. 

Success is proactively accomplishing what we said we were going to do to a high standard, and going ‘above and beyond’ is our daily language. We are continuingly growing our business by over-delivering on results. 

experience

Our handpicked, trusted people demonstrate their specialist knowledge and professionalism in everything they do. 

Using our adept, hands on approach and seasoned wisdom helps us make an impactful difference, finding solutions to old and new problems. We are continually learning from the experts around us and sharing best practice to ensure we consistently grow and deliver on our Paragon Pledge. 

edge

Confident and unique, we influence and enhance people’s lives. 

Our daily determination keeps us sharp, looking to seize on opportunities at pace. Mediocrity is not accepted, flexibility is expected. We are bold in our ways of working, and our natural transformational approach and willingness to challenge the status quo turns obstacles into opportunities. We love new ways of working; colleagues throughout the business are responsive and adaptable. 

Accolades our team are extremely proud of

We work as a team towards our set goals and in-line with the company ethos and it shows it the awards that we have received both as a training provider and individual members of our team.

Awards

We are extremely proud of every nomination, and know that it is down to the amazing work every one of our teams puts in on a daily basis. Here is a list of the awards we have won as a training provider and the individuals that work with us to date.

  • BKSB – Functional skills English Teacher of the Year 2020
  • AAC Awards – Legal, Finance & Accounting Training Provider of the Year 2020
  • Rate My Apprenticeship – Training Provider of the Year 2020
  • AAC Awards – Care Services Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2021

Honourable nomination mentions so far this year

  • BKSB – Provider of the Year Finalist 2020
  • BKSB – Functional skills – Maths Teacher of the Year Finalist 2020

 

Awards & Recognitions