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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


CPCF Awards Letters

The CPCF Stage Award letters will be issued via email tomorrow afternoon


CPCF Announcements

Additional information and announcements regarding the CPCF have been made on the qualifications resources area

Announcements & Updates


CPCF Qualification Review Consultation 2021

It is important that the CTSI qualifications offer adapts to meet the needs of its many stakeholders now and into the future and that the Institute has the appropriate mechanisms to deliver it in a sustainable way. In conducting this review and in making any reforms it is vitally important that we consult with the profession and stakeholders to seek a broad range of views and understand the priorities so we can build support for any changes needed and clearly demonstrate the rationale and evidence base these have been drawn from.

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