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What you can expect from the course

A more detailed look at the creation and maintenance of address data according to best practice guidelines and data entry rules.

In particular, the course will cover:

  • DTF Structure and documentation

  • Data Entry Conventions complex scenarios

  • Data monitoring

    • Improvement schedules

    • Coordinates

    • Candidates

    • Health checks and exceptions

    • Street synchronicity

  • Data linking

    • VOA

    • PAF

    • Priority objects

The course will be delivered by one of our expert team who collectively have over 50 years' experience in creating and maintaining address and street data.

The courses are delivered directly by GeoPlace members of staff, we don't outsource our training. This means you will be trained by experts who have been involved in writing the specifications for the data as well as bringing years of practical experience of data management.

What you will get out of it

The course is designed to either compliment the introductory course or be taken in isolation to gain more of an understanding of the data structure, how to understand the Data Transfer Format and trouble shoot errors, as well as a detailed look at the various reports produced.   You will gain an understanding of the reporting cycle and we take a detailed look at the data linking carried out and best practice on working through your monthly reports.

You really will get as much out of the day as you put in. We suggest you think a little before you attend about what you want to discuss or find out more about.

Who should attend

The advanced course is designed mainly for Custodians or Deputy Custodians who have been in the role for more than 6 months.

Some Custodians who have been in the role for a shorter amount of time will also benefit from this course, but we would advise completing the introductory course first.  This is also a great course for Custodians who have been in the role for a while and feel they would like to expand their knowledge in these areas that are subject to continual change and development.

If you are in doubt, please contact us and we can advise you.

Please contact [email protected] for information on our course dates




Standard course 

£195 per person (plus VAT)

Standard course (online)

£99 per person (plus VAT)

Onsite course 

£1000 (plus VAT)

Choose the dates for your authority (Online)

£750 (plus VAT)

Bespoke onsite course 

£1250 (plus VAT)

Bespoke course for your authority (online)

£1000 (plus VAT)

We also offer a discounted price of £150 for those wishing to book onto both Introductory and Advanced Courses. 

The maximum number of delegates for group bookings for bespoke courses for your authority is up to 8 delegates.

Pricing has been set at a cost recovery level. Please refer to the terms and conditions page for details of our cancellation policy.

How to book:

Please contact [email protected] to book

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions.

Accredited for CPD

'Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill, and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout one's working life'.

The Association for Geographic Information - AGI Logo

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) has accredited this courses with four CPD points. For more information on the AGI CPD scheme, please see the AGI website: www.agi.org.uk

Royal Geographical Society, IBG and CPD Symbol

The Royal Geographical Society has accredited the introductory courses with five CPD points. CPD is an important part of the application and assessment process for Chartered Geographer, and is a requirement for all those awarded chartered status. For more information, please see the RGS website www.rgs.org


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