CPCF Details & Announcements
Stage 1 - Trading Standards Practitioner Certificate (TSPC) Is aligned to level four of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and consists of three units (units 1-3).
Stage 2 - Trading Standards Practitioner Diploma (TSPD) Is aligned to level five of the NQF and consists of three units (units 4-6).
Stage 3 - Trading Standards Advanced Practitioner - Degree Level (TSAP)
Is aligned to level six of the NQF and will consist of a 8,000 word project that is of benefit to to the authority, region or the profession.
CPCF 2019/20 Training and Exam Cycle Breakdown
|May 2019||Stage 1 & 2 Training commences|
|1 March 2020||Exam registration closes for Stage 1|
|1 March 2020||Deadline for Stage 1 Coursework submissions|
|1 April 2020||Exam registration closes for Stage 2|
|1 April 2020||Deadline for Stage 2 portfolio submissions & reflective statements|
|April/May 2020||Training is complete / CPPD certificates sent|
|11-15 May 2020||Written Examinations|
|1-5 June 2020||Practical, oral & professional interview examinations (Teddington)|
|Mid July 2020||Ratification board and results released|
CPCF 2020/1 Training and Exam Cycle Breakdown
|May 2020||Training dates released and online booking opens|
|May 2020||Exam registration opens for Stage 1 & 2|
|August 2020||Training booking closes|
|September 2020||Stage 1 & 2 Training commences|
|1 March 2021||Exam registration closes for Stage 1|
|1 March 2021||Deadline for Stage 1 Coursework submissions|
|1 April 2021||Exam registration closes for Stage 2|
|1 April 2021||Deadline for Stage 2 portfolio submissions & reflective statements|
|30 April 2021||Training is complete / CPPD certificates sent|
|10-14 May 2021||Written Examinations|
|7-14 June 2021||Practical, oral & professional interview examinations (Teddington)|
|Mid July 2021||Ratification board and results released|
Registration into the CPCF is necessary for candidates to enter for examinations and assessments
Stage 2 Extended Portfolio Deadline
During discussions at the Qualifications & Awards Board (QAB) meeting on Monday regarding the new qualification results, the board has agreed that it would be beneficial to offer an extension to all stage 2 portfolio students, an extended deadline for all portfolios to June 1 2020.
Delegates will only be able to sit their Practical exams, oral exams and/or professional interviews if the portfolio is submitted by the extension date and you have contacted the qualifications team of your intention to submit at this extended deadline.
If the qualifications team have not had a request in writing by April 1 2020 or a portfolio submission, delegates will be deferred to the May 2021 exam cycle and the portfolio deadline will stay as April 1 2021.
CPCF External Verifier Announcement
Please be aware that if you are completing any CPCF Stage 2 portfolios for the forthcoming submission date, the external verifier list has had some adjustments. Please see the full announcement details on the qualifications resources page.
Qualifications update September 2019
Please take a moment to head over to the Announcements and Updates tab where you will find the Qualifications update September 2019, which includes information surrounding the avenues that CTSI's Qualifications Team are using to communicate with the profession.