Public Sector 1 Day Classroom III (OSINT) Foundation Training

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

A Blended Classroom OSINT Training (BCOT) .
People with legal oversight of III (OSINT) activity and people or organisations that provide technical resources and services to III (OSINT) practitioners should attend the Foundation course.

Course Code Class: BCOT-U-F

CPD Credits: 18 Hours


The Foundation course introduces the trainee to the capabilities of III (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

The training process, Axeten and your trainer. 


The Capabilities of III (OSINT) Investigations


Tasking, the Intelligence Cycle, Processing, Management and Reporting

Module 2 U

Relevant to III (OSINT) in the UK & Europe and covering the extensive legislation and agency guidelines

Module 3

Explains and demonstrates how a computer should be set-up and made safe for effective research and how its on-line footprint 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

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 Public Sector
The private training, is a blend of printed document III (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: 18

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.

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 10 multiple choice questions.
Time allowed: 20 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.

Axeten constantly updates the training material, so that even the most experienced of researchers might benefit from new information that might include:-

  • legal matters and guidelines
  • new resources
  • new techniques that might compensate for other techniques that are no longer available

Within 12 months of the end of the course, each trainee may request a follow-up online training, for up to 2 of the Foundation course modules.

Although Module 1 is mandatory, a trainee taking a follow-up is not required to take module 1 again.

A trainee who has taken a classroom training is eligible for an online training follow-up.

A follow-up training is free of charge.

Check this page to locate an upcoming course and contact Axeten to arrange for your attendance.

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

Audience: A Training for Law Enforcement, and wider Public Authorities with a investigation mandate.

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 recommended but 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.