This course teaches the essential skills and techniques to process social media and online market places as part of an investigation.
The Social Media course will provide a beginner with the capabilities to be a valuable member of an III (OSINT) team of Law Enforcement Officers.

If you take this SOCMINT course, you should extend your knowledge and skills by taking the next OSINT Course (LOT-X-O). this will complete your training. We will discount the cost of the LOT-X-O as you do not need to take again the three modules from this SOCMINT course.


No prior experience required.

A Live Online Training (LOT) course.

With each module of the course, two items of training material are provided.

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

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

Course Code Class: LOT-X-S (LE)

CPD Credits: 12 Hours


The SOCMINT & Online Marketplaces Training teaches practitioners how to locate people on social media platforms and how to safely process their accounts also, this course teaches how to process 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-S PRICE: £199 + VAT per delegate  PAY NOW

Euro prices and payment links below



This is Module 5 of The Online OSINT Training. Demonstrating with trainee exercises, the OSINT capabilities of Social Media as an investigative resource & processing users and the content they publish on Instagram, X, Linkedin, Threads and other social media platforms.



This is Module 6 of the Online OSINT Training. Demonstrating with exercises, the OSINT capabilities of Social Media as an investigative resource & processing users and the still and moving image (video) content they publish on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, SnapChat and other social media and image sharing platforms.



This is Module 7 of the Online OSINT Training. Demonstrating live and online, the processing of blogs, forums & similar platforms, with a focus on the deployment of OSINT techniques to identify people using these resources, followed by trainee exercises. Then moving on to the processing of internet marketplaces, the identification of users on these platforms and the published activity of those users with live on-line demonstrations of the resources and techniques available to the OSINT practitioner.



Individual modules can be purchased

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If you are in the UK, you can make a payment in GBP. VAT will be added. PAY NOW!

If you are in the EU (EEA) the price is €232.00
 - and registered for TVA/VAT, you can pay in Euros with the RCM applied. PAY NOW!

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

For all TVA/VAT & 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 6 months.

The Online OSINT Training has 3 modules delivered in a term of 3 weeks with 3 Live Online Training events.
This course is the Social Media and Online Marketplaces modules of the Online OSINT Training

Live Online Training (LOT) events are delivered on 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. 30 Minutes is for the Module Test.

Each Live Online Training will commence with a Q&A session; so delegates can ask any questions about the course and any previous module.
After that, the trainer will cover the salient points of the current module in some detail.
Processing modules are packed with real-time live demonstrations.

Trainees can interact with the trainer. Where the trainer sets a task, the trainee can share their screen to display their processing of the task.

At the end of the course, monthly updates to changes in the OSINT space are provided by e-mail to each delegate who subscribes to the monthly OSINT newsletter.

The client may choose the delivery platform. 
Our preferred delivery platform is Brave Talk because it respects user privacy.
Also, there is a choice of Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

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.
Learn all about browsers in module 3 of the BOOT course.

Zoom & Teams are not privacy conscious.
Even though Axeten has premium accounts, Zoom & Microsoft will collect data about people connecting with these platforms.
Also, each module will have an different URL and therefore an invite for each module.
So why do we use them? Because they are popular, particularly with IT service providers and people rely on them.

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.

Each Live Online Training is recorded. This is a video recording.
All delegates and particularly those who were 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.



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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.
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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: A Social Media and Online Marketplaces Training Course for Police Officers covering the salient matters

Audience: All III OSINT practitioners in Law Enforcement Agencies and Wider Public Authorities

Jurisdiction: No limitations

Format: One Live Online Training each week with Help Notes.

Duration: 3 weeks. (might be longer if an Easter or Christmas/New Year break is applied)

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 SOCMINT Training Course
for Law Enforcement
Course Code: LOT-X-S-24-06

Social Media &
Online Marketplaces

CPD Credits: 12 Hours
Starts on:
Wednesday 5 June 2024
Last live online training:
Wednesday 19 June 2024
Weekly LOT start time: 9am UK BST

3 modules over 3 weeks

Price: £199 + VAT per trainee
Online SOCMINT Training Course
for Law Enforcement
Course Code: LOT-X-S-24-07

Social Media &
Online Marketplaces

CPD Credits: 12 Hours
Starts on:
Wednesday 24 July 2024
Last live online training:
Wednesday 7 August 2024
Weekly LOT start time: 9am BST

3 modules over 3 weeks

Price: £199 + VAT per trainee
Online SOCMINT Training Course
for Law Enforcement
Course Code: LOT-X-S-24-10

Social Media &
Online Marketplaces

CPD Credits: 12 Hours
Starts on:
Wednesday 9 October 2024
Last live online training:
Wednesday 23 October 2024
Weekly LOT start time: 9am UK time

3 modules over 3 weeks

Price: £199 + VAT per trainee