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Professional Competency Framework (CPCF)

As a result of the recent qualification review, CTSI Council have identified the needs of the profession and determined that a competency framework for Trading Standards Practitioners (TSP) to work within is required. The new Trading Standards Practitioner Diploma (TSPD) qualification will form part of the CTSI Professional Competency Framework (CPCF). There is also an exit point available after Stage one where a TSP can gain the Trading Standards Practitioner Certificate (TSPC).

 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.


Registration into the CPCF is necessary for candidates to enter for examinations and assessments 





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.



CPCF Update

The reflective statement coursework for Unit 4 weight and measures will be available to download from the website on Friday 27 September.


Qualifications Resources Page


Expression of Interest for Training


Please email the qualification team qualifications@tsi.org.uk
to confirm your interest in registering for any of the following
CPCF Training Courses in preparation for the
May 2020 examination cycle.

Food Standards
Product Safety
Regulating Markets

 Insufficient numbers in training may result in the training being postponed to May 2020


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