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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 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.  



CPCF Training and Examinations - separate entities

CTSI emphasise that CPCF training and examinations are two separate entities. Training and examinations are not available as a package - they are booked and paid for separately. Deferral of examinations will not defer any element of training including revision days.

Unit training notes are available for revision purposes until all unit examinations have been completed. If spaces are available on revision days, in preparation for the next exam cycle, deferral and resit delegates will be able to book these separately for a one-day training fee.


Unit 4: Laboratory Equipment – Metrology (Northern Ireland Candidates)

We are pleased to announce that the additional Unit 4 subject for individuals wishing to complete Stage 2 from Northern Ireland has been approved by the Qualifications and Awards Board (QAB).

The new Unit will act as an optional subject requirement from Unit 4 Northern Ireland candidates.

This means that candidates from Northern Ireland will now complete Unit 4: Weights and Measures and additionally, Unit 4: Laboratory Equipment – Metrology.

Please contact the Qualifications team via email if you have any questions regarding the above via qualifications@tsi.org.uk.

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