About Aston

Apprenticeships information "the Basics"

Functional skills exemptions information here 

School subjects Find an apprenticeship that matches your passion

What is Total Qualification Time (TQT) ?

Click here to download a printable version of our application form

Apprenticeships Guide for Parents / Carers

Apprenticeships: A Guide for the School Workforce

Click here to download summary of our offer

20% Off the Job Guidanceinfographic, Mythbuster & Flowchart

Apprenticeships "the essential guide"

Apprenticeships "essential support"

Degree / Higher Apprenticeships guide1 & guide 2

Employers that don’t pay the levy

If you do not pay the levy, you won’t need to use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment until at least 2018.

When the new funding system begins in May 2017, you can choose the training you’d like your apprentices to receive

An employer contribution of 5% to the cost of this training is a requirement, and government will pay the rest (95%), up to the maximum amount of government funding available for that apprenticeship. As both you and the government make a payment, we call this ‘co-investment’.

Employers who employ Apprentices aged 16-18 (a day before their 19th birthday) will NOT have to pay the 5% contribution.

You will have the opportunity to spread it over the lifetime of the apprenticeship and agree a payment schedule with us.

Every individual apprenticeship framework and standard is allocated to a funding band.

The upper limit of the funding band caps the maximum price that government will ‘co-invest’ towards.

Aston Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships? Recruit the best talent, First.


Our Apprenticeships offer covers a wide range of industries and sectors with the majority fully delivered within the workplace.

Click here for a summary of our recruitment process

Click here to download summary of our offer

Aston is an accredited centre for the following awarding bodies;

  • City & Guilds

  • Institute of Leadership & Management

  • Edexcel


  • EDI

  • AIM

  • Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

  • EAL

  • Institute of Sales & Marketing Management

Our apprenticeship schemes are available for the following sectors (please follow the link for further details)

Please click here to download our brochure.

Click here to download a printable version of our application form...

Studying with Aston? download guidance and apply for your NUS Card

Industry Apprentice Council

Aston Recruitment Accreditation
Web Design by 1PCS© Aston Recruitment & Training Ltd 2010