Trading Standards Business Training
Trading Standards legislation is intended to keep people safe from harm and ensure a fair trading environment for all businesses, regardless of size. The majority of businesses we work with understand that legal compliance and business success go hand-in-hand. We have introduced these online training courses and face to face business workshops to give you the peace of mind that you are trading safely and fairly.

Online Courses
Choose from over 100 interactive E-learning courses of popular topics including the sale of age restricted products; the safe storage and sale of fireworks; online sales and the rights of your customers. Learn new skills in a couple of hours, earn CPD points and get an instant certificate upon completion.

The following course categories are available:
Training Workshops
Whilst online training courses have tremendous benefits in term of time saved on travel and convenience of when you choose to take them, we also understand that businesses like the opportunity to talk to an officer. Our workshops are designed to give delegates knowledge and materials they need to ensure regulatory compliance, to address any areas of concern; and an opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals. All our events are listed at the bottom of this page.
Additional offers
Above are just some of the offers we have to support your business; below are some of our bespoke services and marketing opportunities.
Primary Authority Partnerships
If you would like access to on going assured regulatory advice we offer this Secretary of State approval scheme to all our local businesses starting at £280 for Small or Medium Enterprises, which can be paid in 10 monthly instalments by Direct Debit.
This includes 4-hours of bespoke mentoring; training and assured advice and registration on the national Primary Authority register. For more information contact Trading Standards or watch our Primary Authority Video.
Bespoke Training
If you are interested in any ours courses, we can also run them in-house and design them around your businesses and staff needs. Bespoke events start at £700 excluding VAT for up to 20 delegates.
Bespoke Advice
We can help you with a wide business needs. For example, if you have a new product that you wish to bring to market and need help with compositional and compliance requirements, or if you would like us to provide labelling for it - we can help. We are happy to give you a quote of both cost and time.
Buy with Confidence
If you would like a Trading Standards health check; our seal of approval and free listing in our Approved Business Directory available to consumers both online and in hard copy through libraries, shops and doctor’s surgeries talk to us about becoming a Buy with Confidence member.
There is a one off health check fee for new businesses of £125 with annual membership starting at £250 

Business Companion
Free guidance on all things Trading Standards  

If you are interested in any of the additional offers or would like more information, please contact Trading Standards on 01243 642124


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Gain and Maintain your Fireworks License - Store and Sell Safely  
This 3 hour course is for owners, managers, supervisors and other staff responsible for storing and selling fireworks safely. It is delivered by operational officers who have current experience of auditing explosive stores. Stored well and sold legally, fireworks can provide another source of business revenue; stored badly and sold without regard to age restrictions can endanger life; lead to fines and imprisonment and ruin a business’s reputation. Whether you ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Monday 1 October 201810:00 - 13:00Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 1 October 2018

10:00 - 13:00

Worthing - Centenary House


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Gain and maintain a 5-star hygiene rating and food allergens awareness due diligence workshop  
This 3-hour course is for catering staff of all levels, including chefs, waiting staff, supervisors and managers, working in or operating a food catering business. Poor hygiene ratings can seriously damage a business’s reputation and poor allergen handling can, in the worst cases, result in a customer’s death and the imprisonment of a business owner. Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council Trading Standards are committed to protecting your custom ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Friday 12 October 201810:00 - 13:00Worthing - Centenary HouseJubilee Room
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 12 October 2018

10:00 - 13:00

Worthing - Centenary House

Jubilee Room

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