At Cardiff Airport, we recognise the importance of our role within the community.

Our education programme runs from September until March each year and operates on Wednesdays from 10:30 until 2.30 pm.

In line with our responsibility to serve our local community we offer a series of educational programmes that are linked to and complement the key stages of the UK’s national curriculum. These visits are tailored to and aimed at school classes for pupils aged between 5 yrs – 15 yrs. old, extra-curricular groups and other community clubs.

About Cardiff Airport

Since its purchase by the Welsh Government in 2014, Cardiff Airport has been on a journey of continuing transformation; with improvements made to the terminal infrastructure and customer experience as well as the introduction of new airlines, new routes and increased choice for our customers. The Airport now welcomes over 1.4 million passengers each year and directly employs 250 staff across varied areas of expertise including: Finance and administration, Security, Engineering, Airfield Operations, QSHE, PRM support (Passengers with Reduced Mobility) and Fire Safety.

Risk Management

Each visit will be hosted by a member of the airport team, all of whom hold CRB clearance as part of their employee security requirements. It is expected that any groups are escorted by the appropriate number of adult escorts.

Cardiff Airport has carried out risk assessments for every part of the visit, therefore it is intended to complement your own risk assessments and does not supersede your health and safety Legislations.

Teaching Resources

We provide a suite of online resources for the use of teachers and pupils. These resources have been developed in partnership with teachers to bridge the link between airport operations and the national curriculum key stage subjects including English, Citizenship, Geography, History, Maths, Science, and Business-related subjects.

For all teaching resources available, please click here.  

Book a visit

Visit our dedicated page to book your visit.

If you have any enquiries or need additional information please contact Marie Boxall, Airport Training Coordinator, email marie.boxall@cwl.aero

Getting to the Airport

For information about getting to and from the airport, click here

Special thanks

Cardiff Airport gratefully acknowledges the support of Ian Timbrell from St Gwladys School, Bargoed, for his help in developing this Schools Programme along with eleven other Communities First schools.

 

Terms and Conditions
  • The maximum number of pupils for any visit is limited to 30.
  • Pupils will need to bring packed lunch and refreshments
  • The cost of travel to and from the Airport must be met by each group
  • There are no parking charges for vehicles as long as your vehicle parks in the designated area - otherwise normal parking charges will apply (You will be able to drop off children in the front of the terminal and park up in Long stay on). Registration number will be required in advance.
  • The day’s programme may be subject to change at short notice, cancelled or curtailed should unexpected operational requirements occur and the airport will not be held responsible for any losses incurred
  • It may also be impossible to observe aircraft taking off and landing if weather conditions do not allow
  • Whilst the Airport would wish to accommodate as many schools and groups as possible, numbers of visits will be limited due to demands on staff time and the operational requirements of the Airport. Visits will, therefore, be on a first-come, first-served basis (one visit per organisation within a 3 month period).
  • There will be opportunities for photographs to be taken but some areas of the Airport are restricted for security reasons. You will be advised accordingly
  • Cardiff Airport will not use photographs of pupils in any of its publicity or other materials without authorisation form the relevant school. Teachers, escorts or guardians will be asked to sign a waiver on the group’s behalf
  • The Airport accommodates the needs of passengers with disabilities and, consequently, provides appropriate support as necessary. We will, therefore, do our best to accommodate specific needs of pupils with disabilities but please be aware that this does not cover any medical requirements.  Assistance dogs are welcome at the Airport.
  • Education visits are covered by the Airport’s Public Liability Insurance.
  • All paperwork sent to the airport at least 7 days before your visit

 

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