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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 qualifications

Trading Standards Practitioners Certificate (TSPC)

stage one of the qualification framework

Trading Standards Practitioners Diploma (TSPD)

stage two of the qualification framework

Trading Standards Advanced Practitioner (Degree Level)

stage three of the qualification framework

Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)

To maintain competency and stay up to date

Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner (CTSP) status

The highest standard of professionalism and expertise


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CPCF Deferral

CTSI have been in discussions with the QAB regarding the ongoing concerns raised by candidates regarding exams and portfolios and the continuing issues due the Covid-19.

For more information please see announcement link below:



CPCF September 2021 Exam Cycle

Additional content regarding the September 2021 exam cycle can be found on the qualifications resources page:

Sept 2021 Exam Information

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