Level 3 Document Controller

What is a Document Controller?

Document Controllers are responsible for managing the wealth of documentation required within scientific and technical organisations. If you’re well-organised with an eye for detail, Documentation Control could be just the role for you. 

As a Document Controller you will liaise across technical teams, projects and departments to prepare technical documents. You’ll make sure that the details are accurate, manage edits and versioning across multiple contributors, all while hitting important deadlines. And you’ll manage how documents are stored, either electronically or as hard copy documents.  

An apprenticeship on the Document Controller programme is a step towards more senior document management, administration, or project management roles.

What will I learn?

The foundations of this programme are based on the Business Administration Apprenticeship programme, which was designed with input from 45 top UK employers. With the addition of our module in Document Control, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become a much sought after Document Controller. 

As well as a knowledge-based exam and a competency-based interview, you’ll be assessed with a project presentation. This offers a great opportunity for you to make your mark, by improving a service, process or procedure within your organisation. 

The programme is ideal for both existing staff and new recruits. It takes 12-15 months.

What next?

The Document Controller programme provides apprentices with a wealth of transferable skills. Successful apprentices can often find themselves fast-tracked into more senior roles or becoming team leaders. 

Some people choose to continue their apprenticeship journey with a Level 5 Departmental Manager or Level 6 Chartered Manager degree apprenticeship. This could lead to a Senior Leader Master’s apprenticeship (Level 7) at a later date.