Private Sector 4 Day Advanced OSINT Classroom Training

The Advanced Open Source Intelligence Classroom Training for Private Sector organisations.

Fifteen modules over 4 days covering everything you need to know about OSINT research.

A Blended Classroom OSINT Training (BCOT)

Course Code Class: BCOT-R-A

CPD Credits: 62 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.


This Advanced Open Source Intelligence training has 15 modules.

If you do not want to take all 15 modules, one of our 4, 7 and 11 module courses might work for you.
If that doesn't work, and you have 15 or more trainees, consider a customised private training.
If that doesn't work, contact Axeten, tell us what you want, and we'll do our best to deliver.

The fifteen modules cover everything you need to know about OSINT.

Training Modules in Detail



For closed groups where only delegates assigned by the client organisation can attend.
The recommended maximum quantity of trainees for a private training is 12.
Where you might have less than 8 trainees, your delegates can attend an open training for the Private Sector.
The private training, is a blend of printed document OSINT material delivered to each trainee by e-mail and Classroom Training.
For each module, the trainee should have 1 to 2 hours of study time, to read the material and perform the exercises, preferably before the Classroom Training.

4 Days

CPD Credits: 61

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 45 multiple choice questions.
Time allowed: 90 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.

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

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: PDF files and classroom training.

Format: Theory and information, with examples, followed by online practical tasks for most modules.

Duration: 4 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 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, 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 exams: These are recommended but optional and can be taken by the delegate at the end of each day.

Examination Availability: Each trainee has the option to take a final exam within 30 days of the end of the training.

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.

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