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At Paragon Healthcare Academy we specialise in providing hands on and innovative training for Healthcare Workers, and bespoke First Aid Training for the general public. Alongside this, we also provide industry leading Event Medical and First Aid Cover through our sister company, Paragon Healthcare Services. Our Healthcare Academy started in 2021 to improve the quality of training being offered both locally and across the country. We take an innovative approach to training – helping learners better grasp the skills they need to succeed in their careers. All of our trainers are Healthcare Workers themselves. This enables the trainers to explain first aid practice in light of their current and real life experiences. They understand that training in a classroom and using your skills in the real world are two very different things. Paragon Healthcare Academy always aim to make training realistic and interactive, rather than just reading from a PowerPoint. 

We would love to help you with your First Aid Training needs, get in touch for a free no obligation discussion of how we could help, or read below for more information.

Mission Statement

Paragon Healthcare Academy is committed to sharing knowledge and experience by providing career focused healthcare training and first aid courses. We aim to use the best people to provide the skills to empower others to make a difference in the lives of their patients, friends and family.

Our team of trainers are medical professionals who are ideally situated to aid your learning, drawing from their current and real life experience. Our courses are flexible and structured to train you and your staff in first aid in a way that fits with your schedule and business needs.

We strive to become the most trusted and respected training provider in the country.

Training Courses

Paragon Healthcare Academy

Our training courses are bespoke, and tailored to the needs of you and your business. We at Paragon Healthcare understand that the world of work poses different first aid needs for each business. For example, an employee working in a kitchen will have very different experiences to that of an employee who works on scaffolding. We take in the circumstances of your business and tailor a first aid course that will ensure your staff are ready in case of an emergency in the workplace.

Our designed training suite provides the opportunity to take part in realistic scenarios as we understand the importance of hands-on practice to create an effective learning environment. We also offer in-house training for businesses, dental practices, and nursing homes. This method enables your staff to learn about and tackle real scenarios they may face in their place of work.

Why choose Paragon Healthcare Academy?

–        Bespoke and tailored training to provide real-life advice in case of emergency

–        Hands on approach to learning to engage your team and teach in a way that sticks

–        Realistic scenarios for training offered in our designed training suite

–        In-house training for your staff covering the first aid they need to know for their role

–        Our team of trainers are healthcare professionals bringing real and current experience to your course

–        Intensive Band 2 to Band 3 Upskilling Course completed in one day, saving you time and money

–        Fully regulated first aid courses provided by a passionate team

Paragon Healthcare Academy

One of our courses, the 1 Day Band 2 to Band 3 Upskilling, has not been offered anywhere in Northern Ireland or the UK previously. It is the 4 courses that a Band 2 HCA needs to progress to a Band 3. Traditionally the 4 courses would have to be completed over 4 days, with a few hours training on each of the days. We have designed an intensive course that merges the 4 courses into one day. This allows a Band 2 to complete their training faster, works out cheaper and means less days off work as all the training is completed in one day.

Some of the courses we offer

  • Safeguarding Infants, Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • Basic Life Support and AED Use

    • UK Resuscitation Council guidelines
    • Chain of survival
    • Adult and paediatric choking
    • Recognising a deteriorating patient
    • DRSABCD primary survey
    • Scene safety
    • Level of responsiveness
    • How to summon help
    • Head tilt chin lift airway management


We offer a wide range of courses including specialist courses for healthcare professionals  such as phlebotomy, cannulation, and moving & handling patients, as well as courses such as first aid at work, emergency first aid at work, and paediatric first aid which may be helpful in everyday life. You can find more information on our courses and book a course through our Courses page.

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As well as providing training, we are able to provide medical cover and first aid cover for events such as open days, community events and charity events, and alcohol specific medical cover for concerts, bars and nightclubs.