Login IconLogin / Register/ Consumer Helpline delivered by Citizens Advice 0808 223 1133

Training & Development

Only CTSI offers the full range of training and development, from entry level right up to the coveted and respected Chartered 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. 

Qualifications Framework

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


Question and Answer Sessions

The CTSI Education Team host monthly open-surgery Question and Answer sessions for candidates and anyone involved with the Qualification Framework.


Please check out the calendar to see when our next sessions are to speak with the team!

Q&A Sessions


Level 6 Apprenticeship update

We’re very pleased to announce that CTSI’s Council have now agreed that elements of the Level 6 Trading
Standards Practitioner (L6 TSP) apprenticeship will, henceforth, align with all of Stage 1, plus Units 5 and 6
of Stage 2 of CTSI’s Qualifications Framework (QF).

Full details available here


QF Training Course Dates Available

The CTSI collaborative training partnership training course dates and booking links, in preparation for the May & September 2025 examination cycles, are now available.

Bookings will close August 2 2024.

Training will start September 2024.

All queries should be directed to the Education Team: [email protected]

QF Training Courses for Stages 1 & 2

© 2024 Chartered Trading Standards Institute. All rights reserved.

1 Sylvan Court Sylvan Way, Southfields Business Park, Basildon, Essex, SS15 6TH.
Company no. RC000879

Investors in People and Customer excellence award logos

Website by: