The OSINT Training - a Classroom Course in 4 days

Open Source Intelligence Classroom Training Course

Eight Modules over 4 Days for Private and Closed Groups

Training beginners to become safe and proficient OSINT practitioners.

This 8 module course teaches the key techniques from the 18 Module Advanced course.

Course Code Class: COT-X-O

CPD Credits: 32 Hours


The OSINT Training introduces, explains and demonstrates, live and online, the many resources that will help a beginner & trains them to become an effective OSINT investigator. The 8 Modules contain the most essential structures, resources & techniques of OSINT processing.

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 & the extensive variety of online databases.


The practitioner 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 practitioners will have the capability to safely gather intelligence and material, grade the evidence and compose a report with graphic presentations all of the attributes required for safe and effective litigation to the standard required for a Public Prosecution.


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Module 1 : Legislation & Operational Security - Day 1

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 OSINT practitioner.


Module 2 : Search Engines & Advanced Searches - Day 1

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


Module 3 : Digital Files & Images - Day 2

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


Module 4 : Emails & Phone Numbers - Day 2

Explanations of e-mail & telephony resources with 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, X (Twitter), Instagram, Threads - Day 3

Explaining the capabilities of Social Media as an investigative resource & processing users and the content they publish on Xcom (formerly Twitter), Linkedin, Instagram, Threads and other social media platforms with live online demonstrations of multiple techniques to process Social Media platforms.


Module 6 : Social Media Part 2 - Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat - Day 3

Explaining the capabilities of Social Media as an investigative resource with live online demonstrations of the techniques to process users and the still and moving images (videos) content they publish on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest and other image sharing platforms.


Module 7 : Blogs, Forums & Online Marketplaces - Day 4

Explains blogs, forums & similar platforms, then 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 - Day 4

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


The Classroom OSINT Training Course has 8 modules delivered in 4 days.

For closed groups where only delegates assigned by the client organisation can attend.

4 Days

CPD Credits: 32

The price is £5,996 + VAT

The cost of the training facility is not included in the price.

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

You can arrange and pay for the travel, accommodation and subsistence.
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 but with an admin fee of £25/hour.

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 your OSINT Training Course, that is your choice.

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.

An old style 'over-head' projector or slide projector is not adequate and shall not be provided.

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.

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.

The Final Exam should be taken within 1 calendar month from the end of the last module.
The Final Exam is activated on the request of the trainee and it has to be taken in one sitting within 7 days of activation.

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.



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.
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Audience: A Training for Corporate researchers, Legal services professionals, and Private investigators.

Jurisdiction: The Legislation 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: Help notes provided with classroom training.

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 it's 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, the delegates should 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.

Accreditation: All of the modules that might be taken 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.