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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 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


CTSI Portfolio Building Session

This is a free session for those who need direction in building their portfolio as part of their Qualification

Portfolio Building Session


CTSI Booking System Active

CTSI’s booking system is active for Professional Training, & Qualification Training & Exams.

CTSI Events Booking Page


Coming soon! Free weights and measures training days

A new partnership between CTSI and the UK Weighing Federation (UKWF), due to go live soon, will offer trading standards trainees the chance to visit a wide range of manufacturers of weighing instruments to gain both theoretical and practical experience of inspection. 

These training days will be offered free of charge and will take place at weighing manufacturers' premises across the country. They will be accessible to all students. In the morning, trainees will be provided with a theoretical classroom session explaining the technologies involved and the legislation applicable to the instruments. The afternoon will offer a practical session where you will be able to gain hands on experience of how the instrument operates and how to undertake a verification and inspection. 

CTSI and UKWF hope these training days will provide a valuable opportunity to help gain experience for your portfolio and the examinations. A schedule of training days on offer, alongside links to book, will be available mid-summer on the CTSI training booking pages. While priority will be given to trading standards trainees, the intention will be to open up this training offer to any trading standards officers seeking to refresh their knowledge and experience. 

Watch this space and the Head Office newsletters for more information coming soon.

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