Graduate Story | Kieran Ford
NZ Diploma in Business Leadership and Management – Level 5
I graduated from the Level 5 Business Diploma at Aspire2 in 2021. I want to share my story with you,
detailing why this program was the perfect fit for me.
As a mechanical service engineer working in the industrial sector, my work consumed nearly all of my
time. However, I was determined to improve my education and create a lifestyle I could be proud of.
That’s when I decided to explore online learning options, which allowed me to study without sacrificing
I selected Aspire2 Business Management Programmes because the format of online learning suited my
busy schedule perfectly. Additionally, the fact that the program was fees-free was a fantastic incentive.
Throughout my studies, my tutor, Sonya, was an incredible resource. Her thorough explanations
and patient approach made even the most challenging topics manageable. No matter how frantic or
stressed I was from work and assignments, Sonya always found a way to guide me in an informative
and inspiring manner. I truly admired her patience and professionalism. Aspire2’s flexibility allowed me to study whenever I could, and their understanding approach accommodated my busy schedule.
As I progressed through the program, I was pleasantly surprised by the wealth of new skills I acquired.
The knowledge I gained was directly applicable to my work, especially as I started my own business,
Triford Engineering, while still managing another venture. The course content was practical and relevant,
providing me with a strong foundation for both my business endeavours and personal growth.
Now, as a proud graduate, I value the lessons I learned and the inspiring communication from my tutors.
I wholeheartedly recommend Aspire2 Business Management Programmes to anyone looking for study
opportunities. In fact, I was so impressed with the experience that I convinced my wife to enroll in the
Level 3 Business course, which she also successfully completed.
To sum it up, my journey with Aspire2 was one of determination, resilience, and success. The online
learning platform allowed me to pursue my dreams without sacrificing my work, and the support
and quality of education I received were second to none. Thanks to Aspire2, I now have the skills,
knowledge, and direction I need to thrive in my business and create a fulfilling future for myself and my