Module 1 - Introduction to Document Control (EDC1)

Self-Paced Online Course Module - e-learning



In this introduction course module, we cover the fundamentals of Document Control:

  • What is Document Control?
  • What is the role of the Document Controller?
  • What are the tasks of a Document Controller?
  • What are the key concepts of Document Control?

 This course is both for:

  • Beginners in Document Control
  • Document Control Professionals who learnt the discipline on-the-job and want to ensure that they get the fundamentals of the discipline right and to gain confidence in their practice
  • Any person who wish to gain a better understanding of what is Document Control


  • It's up to you!
  • Accessible 24/7
  • Start whenever you are ready
  • Self-paced: start, pause, skip back, skip ahead at your own pace
  • You have a lifetime access to your course


  • Wherever you are! The course is online!

How long?

  • The course is designed so that it takes participants about 3 hours to complete both theory and practice.


1. What is Document Control

Definition of the discipline and of the main concepts


2. ISO 9001 Requirement

What are the Document Control requirements of the ISO 9001 International Standard 


3. The Scope of Document Control

Main industries where Document Control is present and why; Different work environment of Document Controllers


4. The Role of the Document Controller

Tasks of Document Controllers; Description of the role of a Document Controller


5. Types of Documents

Examples of documents managed by Document Controllers:


6. Document Processes

Typical processes to manage documents: internal document, project documents; typical interactions between interfaces (authors, Document Controllers, external entities, etc)


7. Checking Documents

What are the Document Control checks on documents, what should the Document Controller do in case of anomaly on documents


8. Traceability Requirements

What is document traceability, why is it important, and how Document Control contributes to traceability


9. Document Numbering

Requirements and principles for document numbering


10. Revision Control

Difference between revision and version, types of revision systems, introduction to document statuses


11. Document Register

What is a document register, and why is it needed 




  •  A certificate of completion is sent by email immediately upon completion of the module
  • Assessment is done through online tests and checks  


  • No formal qualification or experience required
  • Courses are delivered in English: a functional level in English language is recommended

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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How much?





£ 105

€ 125


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SGD  195

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AUD  195


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USD  150

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CAD  180

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  1. Register here
  2. Upon payment receipt, we send your account details within 2 working days
  3. You access your course on our online e-learning platform
  • Note:
    • The course material is online only
    • You have a lifetime access to your course

How do I pay?

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A few feedback from course participants:






 "Easy to understand, useful, basic introduction to Document Control"



United States

"The information on the course was exceptional  and very detailed.  I will be continuing with another module in the near future"




"I can surely recommend this course to everybody who is interested in Document Control. The main roles of DC were shown and described in this course. It is very useful for beginners and also interesting for the DC with some experience to refresh their knowledge. The language is very clear and easily understandable. Tasks/questions after each part is good to keep main points and information described.  Thank you! I will continue to learn other modules."



South Africa

"EDC1 was immediately applicable in my workplace. I was able to start making important changes to our document control system. I look forward to completing the rest of the courses"




"Good course for introduction. Short lessons and quizzes great method to learn and retain important points and information. I have also registered for 2 more course"