Online OSINT Training in 8 Modules for Law Enforcement Officers

An 8 module course that takes beginners and trains them to be safe and proficient III / OSINT investigators.

An OSINT Training for Beginners

This is a practical course for people who will be active OSINT practitioners.

The Open Source Intelligence Live Online Training includes two items of training material for each module.

1. Help Notes & Links files in PDF. One for each module.
The pages correlate with slides in the LOT and include links to all of the online resources covered in the training.
Trainees do not spend any time taking notes. All the notes they will need a provided. Trainees can focus on the LOT.

2. After the LOT, a video recording can be requested. Never miss a thing with an Axeten Live Online Training.


Blended Courses

If you are looking at a career path to a leadership position, the Blended courses will work better for you.
You will acquire a lot of background knowledge and an understanding of all the implications of III / OSINT processing, consider a Blended Course.
Blended courses are designed for team leaders and anyone with an intention to setup an III / OSINT department.

Course Code Class: LOT-X-O

CPD Credits: 32 Hours


The III/OSINT Training teaches the investigative skills and techniques to process advanced searches with Google and other search engines, how to locate and process social media platforms, databases, websites, images, e-mails, messaging applications, blogs, forums, archives, marketplaces and a wide selection of community platforms, so that by the end of the course, the trainee shall have acquired the capability to be a proficient OSINT practitioner.


The practitioner will have acquired the capability to safely deploy an investigation, in compliance with the legislation and will know how to locate and gather open source intelligence and material from multiple sources and to connect people and organisations through their online activity, even where an entity might have no intended on-line presence.


LOT-X-O PRICE: £399 + VAT per delegate  PAY NOW

Module 1 : Legality, Security & Synthetic Identities

Introduces the legislation, guidelines and ethics that relate to the activities of Public Authority III / OSINT practitioners in the UK & Europe with explanations of the processes for developing safe and effective policies and procedures & introduces and explains the ethical & responsible capacity of a Synthetic Identity (SI) and demonstrates, live on-line the creation and management of an effective SI by an III / OSINT practitioner.


Module 2 : Search Engines & Advanced Searches

Introduces a selection of Search Engines and different types of Search Engine, explains and demonstrates, live on-line, the various search queries and techniques that can be deployed to optimise the results.


Module 3 : Digital Files & Images

Introduces the many different types of digital files, including still and moving images; then explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, the techniques to locate and extract data and other intelligence from the material.


Module 4 : Emails & Phone Numbers

Introducing e-mail & telephony resources with explanations and live, on-line demonstrations of the techniques required to exploit these resources & introducing messaging apps as an investigative resource, with explanations and live on-line demonstrations of the techniques required to exploit the resource, including emulators.


Module 5 : Social Media Part 1 - Linkedin, Instagram, Xcom & Threads

Introducing the capabilities of Social Media as an investigative resource & processing users and the content they publish on Facebook, Xcom, Linkedin, Threads and other social media platforms.


Module 6 : Social Media Part 2 - Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat

Introducing the capabilities of Social Media as an investigative resource & processing users and the still and moving images (videos) content they publish on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest and other image sharing platforms.


Module 7 : Blogs, Forums & Online Marketplaces

Introduces blogs, forums & similar platforms, then explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, how to deploy III / OSINT techniques to identify people using these resources & introducing internet marketplaces and the activity of users, with explanations and live on-line demonstrations of the resources and techniques to identify people and their activities.


Module 8 : Online Databases

Introduces online databases that can be accessed by the practitioner with explanations and live on-line demonstrations of the processing techniques.



Individual modules can be purchased

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If you are in the UK, you can make a payment in GBP with VAT included. PAY NOW!

If you are in the EU (EEA) the price is €290 + VAT/TVA
 - and registered for VAT/TVA, you can pay in Euros with the RCM applied. PAY NOW!

 - but not registered for VAT/TVA, you can make a payment in Euros. PAY NOW!

For all VAT/TVA & RCM payments, an appropriate receipt will be provided.

If you are not in the EU (EEA) or UK, VAT is not charged. To request a payment URL Contact us

A new course starts approximately every 2 months.

The Online III / OSINT Training has 8 modules delivered in a term of 8 weeks with 8 Live Online Training events.

Live Online Training (LOT) events are delivered on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Start Notice: By e-mail, each delegate is sent a reminder, 24 hours and 1 hour before the upcoming Live Online Training commences.

Each Live Online Training is delivered in the morning, within the UTC 0 time zone.

Axeten has the capacity to deliver in other time zones.

The typical duration of a LOT is 240 minutes of which 30 Minutes is for the Module Test.

The Live Online Training is delivered through two platforms, concurrently. They are the privacy aware BraveTalk and Zoom.

With BraveTalk, we provide one URL to connect and the same URL works for all modules on the course.
It is not necessary to download and install the Brave browser. You can connect with any browser, though Brave is a Chromium Browser and so BraveTalk does work better on another Chromium browser.

Zoom is not not privacy conscious. Even though Axeten has a premium account, Zoom will try to collect data about people connecting to the LOT.
So why do we use it? Because its popular and people rely on it.

Each LOT can be accessed from your office, from the delegate's home or even from a mobile device.

However, to fully participate and to process any tasks set by the trainer, during the Live Online Training, it's always more productive to use a desktop computer with two displays.
With one display, you can observe the training and on the other display, you can process any tasks set by the trainer.

All assessment is online with multiple choice questions.

At the end of each module, the trainee can take a Module Test.
Where all Module Tests are passed with a score of 70% or more
there is no need to take the Final Exam.

If a pass mark to not achieved on any Module Test, the trainee can take the Final Exam.
At the beginning or during the course, the trainee can decide to use the Module Tests only for practice
with the intention of taking the Final Exam at the end of the course.

Module Tests have only 3 or 5 questions and 30 minutes are permitted to complete the test.
The Final Exam has about 10 questions and the time allowed is 60 minutes.

Where the course is passed, a Certificate of Achievement is awarded with CPD credits.
The trainee can elect to have the average Module Test score or the Final Exam score display on the certificate.

Where the course is failed, but the trainee has attended all of the Live Online Training events, a Certificate of Attendance is awarded.

More info

Each Live Online Training is recorded.
Delegates that are not able to attend a Live Online Training can request access to the recording.
There is no additional fee for the recording service.


Twice a year, Axeten conducts a complete review of all of the training material.
Any significant update located during any review is applied to the training material.
All review and update activity is recorded and signed off by a director.



The best and most cost effective way for you to stay up-to-date is to subscribe to the Life Long Learning programme.



If you don't subscribe to the LLL programme and you are an occasional OSINT user,
consider taking the OSINT Refresher course. Do this every other year to preserve your capability.
The OSINT Refresher Course is available online or in a classroom environment.



At least once a year, take the OSINT Updates course.
The OSINT Updates Course is available online or in a classroom environment.



The monthly Axeten OSINT Newsletter provides info about new tools, techniques and resources.
The best of these are built into the next OSINT Updates course.
Subscribe to the OSINT Newsletter.



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There are two types of deferral.

1. An organisation may purchase multiple seats in one purchase order, but defer the use of those seats until a later course.

2. A practitioner that starts a course, may for any reason, suspend their participation in the course and defer to a later course.
On the later course, the practitioner can pick-up from where they left off, or start the whole course again.

Scope: An Online OSINT Training Course covering the salient matters relating to OSINT

Audience: All OSINT Law Enforcement practitioners.

Availability: This course might not be restricted to Law Enforcement Officers

Jurisdiction: No limitations

Format: One Live Online Training each week.

Duration: 8 weeks.

Technical Requirements: No specialist equipment is required, just a standard desktop or laptop computer with a good Internet connection and a Firefox Browser. A webcam and a microphone are optional.

Data Protection: Each organisation and all its trainees, that take the training are responsible for protecting the data that might be processed during the training. Do not leak data to corporate interests. To do this, avoid the use of the Chrome or Edge Browsers.

Copyright: Each recipient of the training is obliged to protect any digital asset provided by Axeten. There is no right to distribute the material to anyone else. This includes people inside your organisation.

Security: Each recipient of the training, and any purchasing organisation, is obliged to ensure that all computers and devices used during the course, are not compromised, so the material is not distributed unintentionally.

Accreditation: All courses are accredited by The CPD Group.

Sign-up: Please contact Axeten to sign-up for the training or to request more information.

Online OSINT Training Course
Course Code: LOT-X-O-24-02
CPD Credits: 32 Hours
Starts on:
Wednesday 21 Febuary 2024
Last live online training:
Wednesday 24 April 2024
Weekly LOT start time: 9am UK time

8 modules over 8 weeks
with 2 week Easter break

Price: £399 + VAT per trainee
Online OSINT Training Course
Course Code: LOT-X-O-24-09
CPD Credits: 32 Hours
Starts on:
Wednesday 11 September 2024
Last live online training:
Wednesday 30 October 2024
Weekly LOT start time: 9am UK time

8 modules over 8 weeks

Price: £399 + VAT per trainee
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