Module 1 - Introduction to Document Control (EDC1)

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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

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  • Accessible 24/7
  • Start whenever you are ready
  • Self-paced: start, pause, go back, go ahead at your own pace


  • Wherever you are! The course is online!

How long?

  • Course duration is 3 hours but it is self-paced: you can take your time to go through it!


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 


How much?





£ 96

€ 115


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SGD  195

Australian Dollars

AUD  175


EUR  115

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USD  150

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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 an initial period of 1 month to complete the course. This can be renewed as many times as you need to complete the course

How do I pay?

You have several options:

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  • Bank Transfer
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  • 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





Feedback from course participants:


Kirsten (Australia) said:  

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


Susan (United States) said:  

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


Sajan (United Kingdom) said:

"I really enjoyed learning this course.  It gives a clear and proper understanding of document control functions"


Jonathan (Thailand) attended the EDC1 module and said:  

"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"