Private Sector 1 Day OSINT Foundation Classroom Training

A 1 Day classroom Foundation Course for the private sector to prepare for legally safe & effective Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) investigations. 

A Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT)
This is a private classroom course for the private sector.
People with legal oversight of OSINT investigations and people or organisations that provide technical resources and services to OSINT investigators should attend the Foundation course.

Course Code Class: BCOT-R-F

CPD Credits: 16 Hours


The Foundation course introduces the trainee to the capabilities of OSINT research and teaches the structure and legality of the online investigation process, while explaining how to stay safe and be effective.


The trainee will have the capability to deploy and perform an online investigation that is legally compliant and meets the requirements for safe and effective litigation, while understanding how to protect their identity and that of their organisation and the investigation itself.



Module 1 This module is mandatory

Introducing the process of the course, your trainer & Axeten


The Use of Open Source Intelligence in Investigations.


The Process of Online Research into People.

Module 2 R

Relevant to OSINT in the UK & Europe.

Module 3

Explains and demonstrates how a computer can be kept safe and how the on-line footprint and fingerprint can be identified & altered

Module 4

Explains and demonstrates the set up and maintainance of an effective online synthetic identities for the safe processing of III (OSINT) investigations

Module 5

Explains how the Internet developed, its structure and the basic processes of investigating websites

For closed groups where only delegates assigned by the client organisation can attend.
There is no minimum quantity of trainees for a private training.
The maximum number of trainees is 12
Where you might have less than 8 trainees, your delegates might prefer to attend an open training for the Private Sector
The private training, is a blend of printed document OSINT material provided to each trainee e-mail before the training commences.
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 commences.

1 Days

CPD Credits: 16

The minimum quantity of trainees for a private training is 12.
Where you might have less than 8 trainees, they can attend an open training.

The price is £1,895 + VAT.
Trainer travel and accommodation are extra and applied at cost.

For a training event outside the UK, travel days are £800

In the near future, the capability to select modules will display here.
In the interim, please make any request with the form.


Each Live Online Training will commence with a Q&A session; so delegates can ask any questions concerning the current module.
After that, the trainer will cover the salient points of the module in some detail.
Processing modules are packed with real-time live demonstrations.
The trainer might set a short quiz to see how you are doing.

The intention is that, by the end of each Live Online Training, every delegate shall have the capacity to perform the OSINT research relevant to the current module.
At the end of the Blended Online OSINT Training, monthly updates to changes in the OSINT space are provided by e-mail to each delegate that signs up for the monthly OSINT newsletter.

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 befor taking the exam.
Each delegate can select their exam date, up to 30 days after the end of the training.
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, but without the legislation and policies that apply to law enforcement.

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.

Duration: 1 Day

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 tests: These are optional and can be taken by the delegate at the end of each day.

Final Examination: 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 course are accredited by The CPD Group.

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