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The Trading Standards Qualifications Framework

The Trading Standards Qualifications Framework (TSQF) is delivered by CTSI and provides a modern qualification framework for all employees working both inside and outside of the trading standards profession.

The avenues to a trading standards career can be through becoming a trainee trading standards officer or an enforcement officer, both require completing the necessary qualifications.

There are five qualifications available within the TSQF. Modules within the framework consists of examinations and a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competency in practical work.

The framework has been designed to be completed whilst a candidate is working and is therefore funded by the local authority.


Online exam registration for the November 2017 exams is now open!

The deadline for registrations is 1 September 2017. Purchase Orders must also be supplied by this date.

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Qualifications framework

A new qualifications framework will be implemented in 2019.

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Examinations may include EU related legislation or regulations

Following the Brexit referendum and ahead of the November exams cycle examiners and moderators are sending a message.

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Modules and subject areas

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