Essential III (OSINT) Classroom Training in 2 days for Public Authorities

The Essential III (OSINT) course is no longer available as classroom training. It is available a Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT)

The Essential Open Source Intelligence Training. A 2 day private group training for Public Authorities.


A Blended Classroom OSINT Training (BCOT)

Nine modules covering the Essential Capabilities of an III (OSINT) Practitioner

Course Code Class: BCOT-U-E

CPD Credits: 20 Hours


The Essentilal OSINT Tools and Resources course teaches subject verification with a range of search techniques that are introduced, explained and demonstrated live and online with with real world examples.


The trainee will have the capability to deploy multiple tools and resources to locate a person and verify their identity.




Module 6 - Day 1 - Morning


Introduces the Internet and how it developed and explains its structure and the investigative opportunities with live on-line demonstrations of the processes to investigate IP Addresses & Domain Names.


Explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, the processes to investigate entities connected to websites, the Internet of Things and other networked and stand-alone technical resources.


Introduces, explains and demonstrates, live on-line, the processes to locate and investigate people and their Vanity Names.

Module 7 - Day 1 - Afternoon


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.


Advanced Search capabilities explained and demonstrated, live and on-line, with Google as the primary example.

Module 8 - Day 2 - Morning


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.


Introduces, explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, the techniques to investigate online mapping solutions.

Module 9 - Day 2 - Afternoon


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.

A BCOT is for closed groups where only delegates assigned by the client organisation can attend.

The private training, is a blend of portable document files (PDF) containing OSINT training material delivered to each trainee by e-mail at least one week before the course commences.

For each module, the trainee should allow for 1 to 2 hours of study time, to read the material and perform the exercises, preferably before the Classroom Training for that module.

The time for this activity is included in the CPD. So that of the 20 CPD hours for this course, 9 hours is study time, 10 hours is live training and 1 hour is tests & exam.

The reality is that many delegates read the PDFs in preparation for a Final Exam.  That is prudent as the subject matter of many exam questions is covered in the PDFs.
However, to get the most out of the classroom training, where tools, techniques and resources are all demonstrated live and online, it is best to read the PDFs before the live training.

2 Days

CPD Credits: 20

The price is £2,485 + VAT

Trainer travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the price.

You can arrange and pay for the travel and accommodation.
Please be mindful of the budget for taxis and other out-of pocket expenses.

Axeten can book the travel & accommodation.
These items will be invoiced as expenses and charged at cost.

For a training event outside the UK, travel days for the trainer are charged at £500 each day

The maximum recommended quantity of trainees for a private training is 12.
If you want to seat more people on the Essential Tools course, that is your choice.
If you would like us the provide an assistant trainer, please ask.
For the Essential Tools course, an assistant trainer will be a significant help.
If your trainees have low technical skills, then you should probably take the assistant trainer when there are more than 8 trainees.

The customer shall provide the training facility.

The facility must have a fast and reliable internet connection that everyone can access.
All delegates should have a laptop computer with a large screen (13" minimum).

Also, the trainer shall require a large video monitor display or a projector and white screen.
The trainer will connect their laptop to the display or the projector.

Please do not provide an old style 'over-head' projector or a slide projector.
They are not compatible with our technology and we will not be able to deliver the training.

The trainer is a highly experienced, ex-law enforcement officer.

The trainer provides explanations and where appropriate, live demonstrations, so that all delegates are sure they understand the subject matter of the current module.

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 15 multiple choice questions.
Time allowed: 25 minutes.
The candidate will require access to the internet to process live investigations.
Where the 70% pass mark is achieved, CPD credits are awarded.
Otherwise, a Certificate of Attendance is issued with no CPD credits.


Twice a year, Axeten conducts a complete review of all of the training material.
Also, there are reviews for both the Refresher & Updates courses.
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 Learnng programme.



If you don't do that, and you are an occasional OSINT user,
consider taking the OSINT Refresher course. Do this every other year to preserve your capability.



At least once a year, take the OSINT Updates course.

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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Scope: A comprehensive and extensive training course, covering the essential tools and resources available to the III (OSINT) investigator.

Audience: A Training for Law Enforcement Officers, and employees of wider Public Authorities with an investigation mandate.

Jurisdiction: This course is not UK or EU centric. It relates to law enforcement anywhere in the world.

Format: Classroom training supported with PDF files.

Duration: 2 Days

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

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.

Module tests: These are recommended but optional and can be taken after the end of the course, during revision, in preparation for the final exam.

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 of the modules in this course are accredited by The CPD Group.

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