Document Control Foundation

Short Course - 5 credits at SCQF level 9
Document Control Foundation SCQF Level 9 (5 credits)

This short foundation course has been developed for new entrants to the Document Control function in the Oil and Gas sector.

It aims to enable you to gain knowledge and understanding of the value and practice of information management and document control.

This course has multiple study options
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Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

50 hours

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

50 hours

On completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Energy & Petroleum industry (processes and terminology) and the Information Management context for Document Control
  2. Identify and evaluate technical document types and their relationships in the document hierarchy
  3. Identify the stages in a project lifecycle and the role and impact of document control at each stage
  4. Describe and evaluate the organisational policy, strategies and procedures which govern document control processes

There are 8 study topics:

  • E&P Overview
  • Introduction to Information Management
  • Basic Processes
  • Technical Document Types
  • The Project Lifecycle
  • Ownership
  • From Policy to Procedures and Processes
  • The Impact of Document Control


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

You will study web-based materials and completion of online assessment tests via the university’s online learning environment, CampusMoodle

Attendance at the University is not required.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.


Students take this course because they want to move into a document control role, usually in the energy industry but sometimes also in industries such as construction or transport.

Most students have already chosen or are on this career path. 

You do not require any formal academic qualifications. You should be a new entrant to the Document Control function in an Oil and Gas Company or Contractor.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, should have either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL. You should note that modules taken through Professional Development@RGU are not eligible for Student Route sponsorship.


For Session 2022/2023

  • Course fees: £530

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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