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Training & development


Only the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (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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Core Skills in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (CSCATS)

The foundation qualification for new & developing officers

Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS)

Denotes a fully qualified and experienced officer

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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