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.
Portfolio Submissions 2018
Portfolio submissions in the current qualifications framework will be accepted up until December 2018. Please contact your regional External Verifier (EV) to confirm their individual deadline.
The last Qualifications and Awards Board (QAB) meeting to ratify awards will take place in February 2019.
Portfolio Submission Deadline
The Portfolio Submission deadline for ratification at the February 2018 QAB meeting is this month. Please contact your regional EV for their individual deadline.
Click below for our guide to assist you.
May 2018 - Syllabi for exam re-sits
Syllabi for the May 2018 re-sit examinations will remain the same as those applicable for the November 2017 exams.
Syllabi are available to view by clicking the link below.