Open Source Intelligence Distance Learning Course (DLC) for OSINT Investigators.
This is the Blended Advanced Course covering all 18 modules.

Comprehensive OSINT Training for anyone

The Open Source Intelligence DLC includes recordings Live Online Training (LOT) events.

Course Code Class: DLC-R-A

CPD Credits: 87 Hours


The advanced course introduces the trainee to all aspects of investigating online resources to locate intelligence and material. The Foundation component teaches the structure and legality of the process and explains how to stay safe while being effective.
The investigative techniques taught include advanced searching of Google and other search engines, the special techniques required to locate and effectively research the multitude of social media platforms and hundreds of online databases, websites, images, e-mails and other messaging applications and other online resources such as marketplaces, blogs, forums, archives, gaming and gambling platforms, and technical assets that include but are not limited to domains, networks and the dark web.


The trainee will acquire the capability to safely deploy an investigation, in compliance with the legislation and how to locate and connect people and organisations through their online activity, even where an entity might have no intended on-line presence. The trainee will have the capability to safely gather intelligence and material, grade the evidence and compose a report with all of the attributes required for safe and effective litigation and where required, with graphic presentations of the evidence.


DLC-R-A PRICE: £810 + VAT per delegate PAY NOW

Anyone can take the 18 Module OSINT DLC.
Trainees start the DLC whenever they wish
There is an option to start on a date that coincides with an open Advanced Blended Online OSINT (BOOT) course.
There are 18 modules.
By e-mail, all of the course is delivered in an online folder.
There is an option to take tests on demand and a final exam.

The assessment tests are option that provides trainees with a way to gauge their progress and customer organisations have some oversight capacity.

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.
Each delegate can select their exam date within the 9 month term of the training.
The exam has about 60 multiple choice questions.
Time allowed: 120 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 Achievement is issued only for modules that are assessed by Axeten to have been passed as an outcome of the Final Exam.
CPD credits will be issued for only those modules.

The complete OSINT Distance Learning Course is £810 + VAT per delegate.

Purchase the OSINT Distance Learning Course with a credit/debit card payment.

Discounts may apply

It is not possible to select specific modules on a DLC.


Trainees might find that they struggle to complete the DLC and never feel confident about taking the final exam.
Because Axeten BOOT courses start regularly, its easy to upgrade and benefit from Live Online Training (LOT).

Upgrade from a managed DLC to a Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT) with a Live Online Training (LOT) for £100 + VAT per trainee.

Customers have the option for oversight of the DLC, with module tests.

Scope: A comprehensive and extensive training course, covering all matters relating to OSINT.

Audience: Designed for Corporate researchers and Private investigators.

Jurisdiction: The Legal and Policy module relates primarily to the UK. Otherwise, the principles taught relate to any jurisdiction.

Provisioning: PDF files with recordings of the interactive Live Online training.

Limitations: This training is for the nominated trainee. There is no right to distribute the material to anyone else.

Format: One module each week with delivery of the PDFs in compliance with an Advanced BOOT

Duration: 19 weeks

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 Distance Learning Course 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 Distance Learning Course 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 Distance Learning Course, 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 course are accredited by The CPD Group.

Volume Discount: Reduced prices on any single Purchase Order for 8 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.