Kieron Chadwick


Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

As a first generation university attendee, Kieron credits higher and degree-level apprenticeships for widening participation to allow him to obtain a BA (Hons) in Business Management as a mature student. He went on to complete an MSc in Management with Human Resources, before completing a doctorate-level equivalent CMI Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership, alongside a host of other practitioner qualifications. Kieron is a Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI) of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a Fellow (FHEA) of AdvanceHE. In August 2022, Kieron self-published his first book "Intrapreneurship: A Guide For Stakeholders", available on Amazon. Kieron's background is apprenticeships. He has worked in a number of capacities within independent training providers, including as an Assessor/Coach, Internal Quality Assurer, External Quality Assurer, End-Point Assessment (EPA) Manager, and Head of Work-Based Learning. As a keen advocate, Kieron has completed four apprenticeships of his own, the latest being the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA), and is about to embark on his fifth - the Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA).

Professional memberships and activities

Chartered Management Institute - Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI)

Higher Education Academy - Fellow (FHEA)

Academic qualifications

Academic qualifications:

  • MSc Management with Human Resources (University of Lincoln)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Work-based qualifications:

  • CMI Level 8 Award in Strategic Direction and Leadership
  • CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice
  • Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development Level 3 Award in Undertaking End-Point Assessment
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • CISI Level 3 Award for Introduction to Investment
  • PRINCE2© Practitioner Certificate in Project Management
  • PRINCE2© Foundation Certificate in Project Management
  • CMI Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership

Enterprise and commercial interests

In May 2019, Kieron founded education start-up Academy of Assessors Limited, winner of SME News's ‘Best Distance Learning Training Provider – 2020’ award. He later exited the business as part of its sale to a consultancy group. Kieron is also a self-published author, his book ‘Intrapreneurship - a guide for stakeholders’ explores the competencies needed to achieve transformation as part of a multi-stakeholder approach.


Intrapreneurship: A Guide For Stakeholders (Kindle Edition) (Paperback) [self-published] 

  • CMDA Handbook
  • Peak Performance: Marginal Gain in the Workplace
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021