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.
A new qualifications framework will be implemented in 2019.
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.