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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.


November 2018 Exam Registration is now open

Please be aware that the November 2018 exam registration is now open. 

Venues will be announced in May and candidates will be contacted to confirm their choice of venue if they have booked prior to the announcement.


Fair Trading Criminal course

The Qualifications team are in the process of organising a second Training Together Partnership course for Fair Trading Criminal.


If you would like to book on to this course, please register your interest via email to the department by emailing qualifications@tsi.org.uk


TSQF CPPD Certificates 2017

From 1 March 2018 a £10 plus VAT charge for TSQF training courses in 2017 by Training Together Partnership will be applied on requests for CPPD Certificates. 

Requests received before this date will be free of charge.


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