Training & development
Only CTSI offers the full range of training and development, from entry level right up to the coveted and respected charted trading standards practitioner status (CTSP).
Whether you are new to the profession or if you are a head of service looking to develop your team, you'll find everything you need on these pages.
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CTSI Professional Competency Framework (CPCF)
Trading Standards Practitioners Certificate (TSPC)
Trading Standards Practitioners Diploma (TSPD)
Trading Standards Advanced Practitioner (Degree Level)
Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)
Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner (CTSP) status
2021 Exam Cycle Announcement
We recently requested feedback from current CPCF candidates, regarding the forthcoming examination cycles and the appetite for opening the September 2021 exam cycle to a full cycle.
We are pleased to say that an agreement has been made for the following:
• May 2021 examinations will go ahead, with all examinations being sat at local authorities only
• September 2021 will become a full cycle
• Professional Interviews will be sat as virtual examinations
• Oral examinations will be sat as virtual examinations
Please see below link for the full announcement and more information
CPCF Extension for 2021
The QAB have announced that further extensions have been granted to the stage 1 & 2 Portfolio and Coursework submission deadlines. An application can be completed via the stage info tabs.
For more information on this extension and how this will impact on your awards please see the full announcement on our announcement page:
CPCF Exam Results Announcement
As per our timeframes, the exam papers will be sent to the examiners and then the moderators.
Once we have had these back and logged the data into our system, the papers will then go to the Qualifications and Awards Board (QAB) for ratification at the December board.
The ratification board will take place in December and then examination results will be emailed only, to delegates by the 14 December 2020. Award Certificates will be sent out February 2021.