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Health problems can bring a person’s life to a complete standstill and for Scarlett Erin, exactly that happened when she fell ill whilst studying at school. Her illness took her out of academics for over three years and left her lacking formal qualifications and the confidence she needed to enter the job market. Once she had fully recovered from her illness Scarlett decided she was ready to take back control of her life but going back to school was not an option. She wanted a way to move forward and gain practical skills without needing formal qualifications to get there.

An Apprenticeship offered Scarlett the opportunity to earn a recognised qualification whilst learning technical skills that she never would have been exposed to in a school environment. She joined Paragon Skills to complete her Level 2 Childcare qualification and became an Apprentice at a local nursery. Through-out her Apprenticeship Scarlett received incredible support from her Paragon Skills tutor, who helped drastically improve her social skills and confidence.

“I have learnt so much from this apprenticeship. I have learnt so many things from the physical work- life skills, skills specific to child care, social skills and also gained confidence through submitting work to my amazing tutor and getting lots of praise back!”



At the age of 21 Scarlett is now a qualified childcare professional who has managed to set herself back on track through her Apprenticeship. She has just enrolled on to her Level 3 Childcare NVQ with Paragon Skills and hopes to continually improve upon her skills.

If you’d like to get your life back on track and want a way to earn a qualification no matter where you are at in your life please get in touch with us on 0800 783 2545.

If I can do it I may inspire [my colleagues] to do a qualification and gain new knowledge too. I feel I am of value to my colleagues and it has built positive working relationships in my setting as I have built new relationships due to more experienced staff supporting me during the qualification.



Why Choose Paragon?

20 % of our learners progress onto the next level qualification
1500 The number of employers we work with in England
89 % of employers say apprentices make their business more productive