How to Build Your Portfolio of Evidence

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Email the provider, CTSI, for more information. CPPD hours for successful completion: 5 hours.

Start: 10:00 Finish: 4:30


Students in the Trading Standards Qualification Framework (CSCATS/DCATS), who need to complete one or more portfolios of evidence to achieve their qualification.

Aims and Objectives

Before a candidate in the Trading Standards Qualification Framework can build a quality portfolio, they need to ensure that they understand the mechanisms of the TSI competency based framework, how this competency is assessed, how the candidate links into the TSI assessment cycle, and how to use their own assessor to the greatest advantage.

By the end of the training, delegates will:

Skills gained by attending


Topics covered will include:

An example of a TS Qualification Portfolio will be available during the day, for candidates to view and discuss. There will also be an opportunity for delegates to begin building their TS Qualification Portfolio, using documentation completed on the day.

This course will include an update on the revised TSQF (version 3). During the practical sessions, delegates will be given the opportunity to 'work-through' the revised portfolios; interpret new criteria, identify evidence, map evidence against criteria & complete new documentation.  Delegates will gain understanding of both frameworks, and will be able to identify differences in requirements.


Mrs Hazel Meehan, Principal Officer Training & Development Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service.


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