Advanced Document Control Course

Add more value as a Document Controller

Instructor-Led Course


This course focuses on non-routine activities, which represent the opportunity for document controllers to raise their profile and to expand their knowledge.


It allows DCs to increase their credibility by demonstrating a better understanding of their interfaces. This course guides participants to make a significant difference and to add a lot more value as a professional.


Through a series of hands-on in-depth workshops, participants get the opportunity to develop powerful tools that they can directly take back to their workplace.



  • this course is different from the Consepsys certification courses
  • there is no certification examination with this course


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  • Face to face: 2.5 days
  • Live online: 5 x 0.5 days


2023 course sessions

  • US Dollars 1300 USD
  • Pound Sterling 975 GBP
  • Euros 1120 EUR
  • Singapore Dollars 1800 SGD
  • Malaysian Ringgits 5095 MYR
  • Australian Dollars 1725 AUD
  • Canadian Dollars 1650 CAD
  • Other Currencies (convert)


Unit 1: Understand Document Control stakeholders and their requirements

  • Understand your department manager’s / project manager’s needs and ensure that you meet them
  • Ensure that you are useful and recognized member of the team and that you add value

Unit 2: Setting up Document Control for a new project

  • Analyse requirements (internal, client’s, project management team)
  • Understand the difference of perspectives from the Client’s point of view and from the Contractor’s point of view
  • Plan what needs to be implemented
  • Implement procedures, templates, registers, numbering, distribution, reviews, etc.
  • Prepare for the project kick-off
  • Design workflows

Unit 3: Reporting on the status of documents

  • KPIs (*) and metrics to measure performance
  • Design statistics for the management team
  • Understand users’ requirements
  • Present and communicate meaningful, fit-for-purpose and useful statistics and reports
  • Excel case-study workshop

Unit 4: Writing Document Control Procedures, Specifications, Requirements

  • What makes a good Document Control procedure / requirements
  • How to make a procedure / requirements easy to understand
  • Producing fool-proof procedures and requirements
  • How to formulate formal clauses and wording
  • Create mechanisms for improving / updating procedures

Unit 5: Raising awareness about Document Control

  • Organise straight forward and meaningful inductions for new team members (e.g. engineers, technical teams, etc.)
  • Communicating about roles and responsibilities, processes, procedures
  • Awareness of risks of not managing documents properly
  • Awareness of benefits of managing documents properly
  • Calculating the return on investment (ROI) of Document Control
  • Developing influencing skills

Unit 6: Organising an As-Built documentation package

  •  Analyse requirements
  •  Plan what needs to be done
  •  Documentation preparation and handling
  •  Documentation checking
  •  Documentation delivery

Unit 7: Managing your competencies

  • Assess your competency level through the Consepsys DC Competency Matrix
  • Assess how you compare with your peers / other Document Controllers
  • Explore areas for development
  • Plan the development of your skills and competencies 

(*) KPI = Key Performance Indicators



What course should I attend?


  • Experience as a Document Controller
  • Knowledge of Document Control principles, rules and best practices
  • Functional level in English language
  • Attendance of Consepsys DCC course is formally and very strongly recommended.
    • Indeed, course DCA alone will not meet your learning objectives if you are looking to:
      • Deepen your / their core expertise in Document Control;
      • Learn about specialist Document Control best practices;
      • Become certified – there is no certification attached to this course.
    • Also, delegates who attend DCA without having attended DCC:
      • Are at a significant knowledge disadvantage compared to other delegates who have been exposed to the latest best practices and the entirety of expert topics.
      • Are more likely to struggle during workshops and tutorials.

Locations & Dates

All our courses are delivered in English language






UK & Europe

London, United Kingdom

22 to 24 November 2023

Registrations open


Perth, WA

10 to 12 May 2023

Registrations closed

   All our courses are delivered in English language

(including all of the above face-to-face sessions)

Virtual Classroom (live online)

How does it work? See here


See below upcoming live online sessions for this course. 

Live online course sessions (virtual classroom)



What time will the session be if you are based in:


Europe, UK & Middle East


Australia & Asia


Monday 23-Oct-2023

to Friday 27-Oct-2023


5 half-days (fixed dates, 4 hours per day)


***Optimized for this timezone***

***Optimized for this timezone***

This session is NOT optimized for this timezone (night time)


§UK, Ireland: 3pm to 7pm

§Netherlands, Germany , France and other Central Europe Timezone: 4pm to 8pm

§Qatar, Saudi Arabia: 5pm to 9pm

§United Arab Emirates, Oman, Azerbaijan: 6pm to 10pm

§US / Canada – Pacific time: 7am to 11am

§US / Canada – Mountain time: 8am to 12pm

§US / Canada – Central time: 9am to 1pm

§US / Canada – Eastern time: 10am to 2pm

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Next session in 2024

§Other timezones: check times here

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Course Fee




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In client premises / Private sessions

On demand

Stay informed of new dates and locations

Other regular locations include: London (United Kingdom), Aberdeen (United Kingdom), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Singapore (Singapore), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Bali (Indonesia), Jakarta (Indonesia), Perth (Australia), Brisbane (Australia), Dubai (United Arab Emirates),  San Diego (United States), Houston (United States), Vancouver (Canada), Manila (Philippines)

In-Company / In-House Sessions

Consepsys can also provide in-house / in-company Document Control training courses

Feedback from Trainees

Feedbacks from other course participants:



Pete, Senior Document Controller, said:


" This course was excellent, good refresher on processes, gives confidence to do well. It validates our knowledge as well as improvements to be made "



More Information


Face-to-Face format

Below is the typical schedule for our face-to-face course sessions in our different course locations around the world:


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

(incl. 1-hour lunch break)

9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

(incl. 1-hour lunch break)

9.00 AM to 12.00 PM




Live Online format

Below is the typical schedule for our live online course sessions 


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

4 hrs

4 hrs

4 hrs

4 hrs

4 hrsy








  • An Attestation of Attendance is issued to all participants who attended the course satisfactorily
  • There is no certification examination with this course


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a structured approach to understanding their manager’s needs and to ensure that they meet them
  • Be more proficient in non-routine Document Control tasks and activities
  • Add more value to their teams / departments
  • Contribute more effectively to the success of their organisation
  • Manage their competencies


Ideally: Bring a laptop computer with Microsoft Office suite – or any office suite compatible with Microsoft Office documents

This is strongly recommended but not mandatory


Payment methods:

  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal

Payment terms:

  • Enrolment is confirmed upon receipt of full payment of the course fee
  • Payment is due within 7 days after registration and issuance of invoice
  • If you would like to pay by instalment, let us know when you enrol - please note that the full course fee will have to be paid before the course


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We also offer online short course modules (e-learning):

EDC - Short Online Course Modules on Document Control