The higher diploma in consumer affairs and trading standards (HDCATS) is the higher qualification of the TSQF.
If you are taking HDCATS you must have the diploma in consumer affairs and trading standards (DCATS).
The higher certificate in consumer affairs and trading standards (HCCATS) is a stand alone award and was created to ensure that existing non-operational professionals are included in the framework. If you are wanting to complete this award you will need to register into the framework (PDF 99KB) using the linked form.
Each award requires you to take the same elements.
Purpose of the higher qualifications in the framework (PDF 30KB)
Higher skills portfolio (PDF 61KB)
Management of quality syllabus
Management of regulatory services syllabus
Project handbook (PDF 167KB)
Project syllabus (PDF 12KB)
Project Submission Form (PDF 51KB)
Skills matrix (XLS 170KB)
Checklist (XLS 105KB)