Public Sector: Online III (OSINT) Foundation Training

An Online Foundation Course to prepare for safe & effective Open Source Intelligence Investigations (OSINT). Restricted to Law Enforcement Officers and wider Public Authority employees.
The Foundation III (OSINT) course is available as a private group classroom training.

A Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT)
This is an 'open' course. However, only employees of a public authority may participate.
People with legal oversight of III (OSINT) activity and people or organisations that provide technical resources and services to III (OSINT) practitioners should attend the Foundation course.

Course Code Class: BOOT-U-F

CPD Credits: 21 Hours


The Foundation course introduces the trainee to the capabilities of III (OSINT) research and teaches the structure and legality of the online investigation process, while explaining how to stay safe and be effective.


The trainee will have the capability to deploy and perform an online investigation that is legally compliant and meets the requirements for safe and effective litigation, while understanding how to protect their identity and that of their organisation and the investigation itself.


BOOT-U-F PRICE: £246 + VAT per delegate PAY NOW

Module 1 This module is mandatory

The training process, Axeten and your trainer. 


The Capabilities of Open Source Intelligence Investigations.


Tasking, the Intelligence Cycle, Processing, Management and Reporting.

Module 2 U

Relevant to III (OSINT) in the UK & Europe and covering the extensive legislation and agency guidelines

Module 3

Explains and demonstrates how a computer should be set-up and made safe for effective research and how its on-line footprint can be identified & altered

Module 4

Explains and demonstrates the set up and maintainance of an effective online synthetic identities for the safe processing of III (OSINT) investigations

Module 5

Explains how the Internet developed, its structure and the basic processes of investigating IP Addresses & Domain Names

Prepare for the Live Online Training, with study at home, in the office or while traveling on public transport.
The Axeten Blended Online OSINT Training provides flexibility, while delivering an up-to-date and comprehensive Open Source Intelligence training service.
We find that the slower delivery over 6 weeks, allows for better retention of information, than an intensive 1-day classroom training.

Also, the Blended Online OSINT Training causes less disruption for the Public Authority business processes.
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 weekly preparation study time required, varies from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the module and the delegate's existing knowledge.

A new course starts approximately every 2 months.
Each III (OSINT) Foundation course has 5 modules with 5 Live Online Training events, delivered over 6 weeks

On the assigned day of each week, by e-mail one module of the Blended Online OSINT Training material, is delivered to each delegate.
The material is in Printed Document Format (PDF).
Within the following seven days, the delegate should study the material provided and perform any practical examples.

On the same day of the following week, the Live Online Training will be available to all delegates.
By e-mail, each delegate is sent a reminder, 24 hours and 1 hour before the upcoming Live Online Training commences.

Live Online Training (LOT) events are delivered on Tuesday or Wednesdays, depending onthe start day of the course.
Once a day of the week is established, the subsequent LOTs take place on the same day of the week, at the same time.
The typical duration of a LOT is 120 minutes, though the duration can range from 75 to 150 minutes for some modules.

Each Live Online Training is intensive. The trainer covers the salient points of the module in some detail.
The LOT for modules 3, 4 & 5 of the Foundation course include real-time live demonstrations.
Where time allows, the trainer might set a short quiz to see how the trainees are doing.
At the end of the Blended Online OSINT Training, monthly updates to changes in the OSINT space are provided by e-mail to each delegate that signs up for the monthly OSINT newsletter.

The Live Online Training is delivered through the secure GoToTraining platform,
that can be accessed from your office, from the delegate's home or even from a mobile device.
The smartphone app is effective. It is viable to attend the Live Online Training, on a mobile device.
However, to fully participate and to perform any tasks set by the trainer, during the Live Online Training, it's always more productive to be using a computer with two monitors.

At the end of each weekly Live Online Training, the delegates should take a short online test.

The tests are not mandatory, but it is recommended that all delegates take the tests.

The weekly tests allow each trainee to assess their progress and to become familiar with the process, which is the same in the Final Exam.

At the end of the Training, there is an option for each trainee to take final exam and receive a certificate
The final exam is online. Time can be taken to study the printed material before taking the exam.
Each delegate can select their exam date, up to 30 days after the end of the training.
The exam has about 10 multiple choice questions.
Time allowed: 20 minutes.
The candidate will require access to the internet to perfrom live investigations.
Where the 70% pass mark is acheived, CPD credits are awarded.
Otherwise, a Certificate of Attendance is issued with no CPD credits.

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.

Axeten constantly updates the training material, so that even the most experienced of researchers might benefit from new information that might include:-

  • legal matters and guidelines
  • new resources
  • new techniques that might compensate for other techniques that are no longer available

Within 12 months of the end of the course, each trainee may request a follow-up online training, for up to 2 of the Foundation course modules.

Although Module 1 is mandatory, a trainee taking a follow-up is not required to take module 1 again.

A trainee who has taken a classroom training is eligible for an online training follow-up.

A follow-up training is free of charge.

Check this page to locate an upcoming course and contact Axeten to arrange for your attendance.

Scope: A Foundation course for the preparation of safe and effective III (OSINT) research.

Audience: Designed for Law Enforcement, and any Public Authority employees with a research mandate. Also, managers and anyone with respobility for setting up an III (OSINT) team should attend.

Jurisdiction: The Legal and Policy module relates primarily to the UK. Otherwise, the principles taught relate to any jurisdiction. Axeten is developing Legal and Policy modules for other jurisdictions.

Provisioning: PDF files and interactive Live Online Training.

Format: One module each week.. Each week starts with the PDFs and ends with the interactive Live Online training.

Duration: 6 weeks. Plus 1 week to prepare for the optional exam.

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 use of the Chrome or Edge Browsers.

Copyright: Each recipient of the training is obliged to protect the course material. 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.

Weekly Tests: These are optional. The client organisation can set the pass mark, and where a pass allows the trainee to progress to the next module.

Examination Availability: Each trainee has the option to take a final exam.

Examination Pass Mark: The pass mark for CPD accreditation is 70%. Trainees can retake the final exam.

Certification: All trainees that pass the final exam receive a certificate with the assigned CPD Credits for the course taken. On request, the score attained shall display on the certificate. Certificates of Attendance, with no accreditation, are available.

Accreditation: All course are accredited by The CPD Group.

Volume Discount: 10% on any single Purchase Order for 10 or more places.

Deferred Training: Using training seats purchased at a discount: All trainees shall commence a training within 12 months of the date of the purchase order.

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

November 2021 OSINT Foundation Course
Course Code: BOOT-U-F-21-11

Restricted to Public Authority employees

CPD Credits:
21 Hours
Start on:
Wednesday 10 November 2021
First live online training:
Wednesday 17 November 2021
Last live online training:
Wednesday 15 December 2021
Weekly live online training:
9am GMT each Week

5 Modules over 6 weeks

£246 + VAT per trainee
March 2022 OSINT Foundation Course
Course Code: BOOT-U-F-22-03

Restricted to Public Authority employees

CPD Credits:
21 Hours
Start on:
Wednesday 24 March 2022
First live online training:
Wednesday 30 March 2022
Last live online training:
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Weekly live online training:
9am GMT each Week

5 Modules over 6 weeks

£246 + VAT per trainee
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