The Classroom Experience Project (CEP) sources and manages unpaid classroom based work experience opportunities for Cardiff University undergraduates and postgraduates, who are looking at a career in teaching.

We currently have projects running in high schools, a nursery school, primary schools, a Welsh medium primary, a special needs school, an independent school and a sixth form college in Cardiff.

Some of our projects are long term and require a commitment of a session per week (usually one to two hours) over a set period of weeks (often a school term). We also offer week blocks in primary schools (which require you to attend all day for a full week) as well as two day, subject specific blocks in secondary schools. The commitment required is always stated in the placement advert, although with a few of our placements there is also flexibility to fit the hours around what is best for you.

How can I get involved?

You will be asked to register for the project by completing the CEP Application Form  we then add you to our email list so you will regularly receive updates on placement opportunities. You will need to attend an induction workshop which covers everything we feel you need to know before undertaking a classroom placement. You will need to have a valid DBS check which we can organise for you if you do not have one. Finally when you see a placement you are interested in you can apply with a covering letter. The CEP Officer then selects the person/persons who it is felt are the most appropriate for that school placement.

If you have any further questions regarding CEP email us on: classroomexperienceproject@cardiff.ac.uk or phone: (029) 2087 0181.  You can also follow us on Twitter @CEP_CU